The 27th Annual
Gathering of Games
September 4-6, 2019 | Hilton Anatole Dallas

Network with the Players | Take Home Lessons from the Field

Our Practitioner Council built another action-packed agenda full of best practices in open-book management and Great Game of Business®, including over 50 sessions and 80 presenters.


The 27th Annual Gathering of Games is the ultimate destination for anyone looking to begin or improve their open-book management journey. 

Taking place at Dallas’ famous Hilton Anatole, the conference opens with breakfast on Thursday, September 5th and the day is JAM-PACKED with keynote presentations, educational breakouts, interactive sessions, All-Star highlights, and networking opportunities. The action continues early on Friday, September 6th, and concludes by 1pm, allowing you to get on the road/in the air and get home for the weekend (or stay in Dallas and enjoy extended hotel discounts!).

*Wednesday, September 4th: make plans to arrive early to attend a full- or half-day pre-conference workshop and the ULTIMATE Great Game® networking event at our off-site networking event that evening!* 

Detailed Session Descriptions Session Recommendations

Wednesday, September 4th - Optional Pre-Conference Events*

8:00am - 5:00pm Full-Day Pre-Conference Workshop
1:00pm - 5:00pm Half-Day Pre-Conference Workshops (6 to choose from)
4:00pm - 5:00pm "A Closer Look at ESOPs" 
(session sponsored by Prairie Capital Advisors)
6:30pm - 9:30pm Networking Reception

*pre-conference events require additional registration 

Thursday, September 5th  - Conference Events

7:00am - 8:00am

Breakfast Buffet

8:00am - 9:25am

Conference Kick-Off, All-Star Awards, OBMx Talks (1 and 2)

945am - 10:45am

Breakout Sessions I  

11:00am - 12:00pm

Breakout Sessions II  

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lunch, All-Star Awards

1:40pm - 2:40pm

Breakout Sessions III 

3:05pm - 4:30pm

OBMx Talks (3 and 4), Keynote: Jack Stack

6:00pm - 7:00pm

All-Star Team Reception
(invitation only: all current and past All-Star finalists and winners)

6:00pm - 9:30pm

"Dine Around" networking dinner at area restaurants
(reservations & transportation arranged by GGOB)


Friday, September 6th  - Conference Events 

7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast Buffet
8:00am - 8:40 am  MiniGame Showcase, All-Star Awards
8:50am - 9:50am Breakout Sessions IV
10:10am - 11:10am Breakout Sessions V
11:35am - 12:50pm Closing Keynote: Kevin Kruse
1:00pm Conference Wrap-Up

Detailed Session Descriptions 

agenda subject to change without notice


It was one of the most interactive conferences I’ve attended. Great to be surrounded by like-minded businesses!

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