About the Conference

September 6-8, 2017
Hilton Anatole Hotel | Dallas, Texas

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With over 100 speakers driving a jam-packed agenda full of best practices in open-book management and Great Game of Business lessons from the field, the 25th Annual Gathering of Games will be ultimate destination for anyone looking to begin or improve their open-book management journey.  (Check out our speaker blogs for a peek at just some of the wisdom our presenters will be sharing.)

Taking place September 7th and 8th at Dallas’ famous Hilton Anatole, 45 educational sessions led by practitioners, coaches and leadership experts will be nestled between the keynotes of Jack Stack (the “father of open-book management”) and Jackie Freiberg (best-selling author of Southwest Airline’s story NUTS!).  Plan to arrive early to attend one of nine additional pre-conference workshops and our ever-popular networking reception on September 6th!

Registration Cost:

Conference Registration (Thursday, September 7th and Friday, September 8th)

$1075 (1-3 attendees)  |  $1025 (4+ attendees)

Optional Pre-Conference Events (Wednesday, September 6th)

Half-Day Workshops: $235 | Full-Day Workshops: $570 |  Workshop for Experienced Players Only: $375

Networking Reception at Crashed Toys: $175 (buffet, open-bar, entertainment and transportation included)

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Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Gathering of Games

#1: Inspiring Keynote Speakers

Every year we invite top-notch speakers that will inspire you to see bigger and better results for your business, using open-book management.

#2: Decide if Open-Book Management is Right for You

Objectively evaluate the pro’s and con’s of OBM with over 64 educational sessions (breakouts, roundtables, workshops) to choose from.

#3: Observe Take Aways that Will Improve Your Bottom Line

You will hear practitioner stories and open-book experts pour over why OBM produces rapid financial results and a lasting cultural change.

#4: High Energy Networking Opportunities

Share best practices with peers and learn what is working and what isn’t.

#5: Celebrate and Learn from The Successes of The All-Stars

Gain fresh ideas and inspiring tips from top performers in the community.

Conference FAQs

Bring Your Team

Every year, we have all types of conference attendees:

  • Business leaders from companies considering implementing open-book management and The Great Game of Business.
  • Owners and managers of companies looking to increase accountability, transparency, and engagement within their organizations.
  • Employees of businesses whose owners/managers want to drive open-book and The Great Game of Business further into their organizations.
  • Practitioners at all levels looking to renew their Great Game efforts and energy.
  • Long-time practitioners of The Great Game of Business ready to share best practices with the open-book community.

Those professionals come from a wide range of companies:

  • Employee Owned
  • Privately Held
  • Family Owned
  • Publicly Traded

  • Service
  • Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Government
  • Non-profit

  • Small (< 25 Employees)
  • Medium (25-250 Employees)
  • Large (250-500 Employees)
  • Very Large (500+ Employees)

As well as several industry types (just to name a few):

  • Banking
  • Hospitality
  • Construction
  • Fitness
  • HVAC
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Logistics
  • Printing
  • Property Management
  • Remanufacturing
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Universities

Earn Continuing Education Credits by Attending the Conference

The 25th Annual Gathering of Games was approved for CPE and HRCI credits. See what you can earn below!

CPE Credits for Accounting Professionals

AccounCPE.jpgting professionals can earn up to 17 CPE credits by attending the Annual Gathering of Games and a full-day pre-conference workshop (up to 8.5 credits for just the conference).

The Great Game of Business, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

HRCI Credits for HR Professionals

Humadownload.pngn Resources professionals can earn up to 13 HRCI credits by attending the Annual Gathering of Games and a full-day pre-conference workshop (up to 6.25 credits for just the conference).

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. Refer to www.hrci.org to log your recertification hours in your online learning plan.

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