The 26th Annual
Gathering of Games
September 5-7, 2018 | Hilton Anatole Dallas

Check out the full conference agenda!

We have built another action-packed agenda full of best practices in open-book management and Great Game of Business, including over 50 sessions and closet to 100 presenters.

The 26th 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 Gathering presenters impart!

Taking place at Dallas’ famous Hilton Anatole, the conference opens with breakfast on Thursday, September 6th and the day is JAM-PACKED with keynote presentations, educational sessions, All-Star highlights, and networking opportunities. The action continues early on Friday, September 7th, and concludes by 1pm, allowing you to get on the road and get home for the weekend.

*Wednesday, September 5th: 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 reception that evening!*

 

Check out the detailed Gathering agenda


Wednesday, September 5th - Pre-Conference Events*

This year's Annual Gathering of Games Pre-Conference Workshops offer something for everyone, no matter where you are in your Great Game journey! Join us for one or several of the fantastic options we have in store for you on Wednesday.     

8:00am - 5:00pm Full-Day Pre-Conference Workshops (two options)
1:00pm - 5:00pm Afternoon Pre-Conference Workshops (five options)
4:00pm - 5:00pm Sponsored Sessions (ESOP Overview)
6:30pm - 9:30pm Networking Reception at ZERO GRAVITY Thrill Amusement Park

*pre-conference events require additional registration 

Thursday, September 6th  - Conference Events

7:15am - 8:00am Breakfast Buffet
8:00am - 10:05am Welcome, Opening Keynote, All-Star Awards (Rookie of the Year), Networking Activities
10:30am - 11:30am Concurrent Sessions I (choose from: 7 educational breakouts, 1 round table & MiniGame Design Studio)
11:30am - 1:00pm Lunch, All-Star Awards (All-Star Champions)
1:10pm - 2:10pm Concurrent Sessions II (choose from: 7 educational breakouts, 1 round table & MiniGame Design Studio)
2:30pm - 3:30pm Concurrent Sessions III (choose from: 7 educational breakouts, 1 round table & MiniGame Design Studio)
3:50pm - 4:50pm Concurrent Sessions IV (choose from: 7 educational breakouts, 1 round table & MiniGame Design Studio)
6:00pm - 7:00pm All-Star Team Reception (invitation only: all current and past All-Star finalists and winners)
6:30pm - 9:30pm "Dine Around" networking dinner at area restaurants (reservations & transportation arranged by GGOB)

 

Friday, September 7th  - Conference Events

7:15am - 8:00am Breakfast Buffet
8:00am - 9:15 am Welcome, All-Star Awards (Pioneer & Hall of Fame), OBMx Practitioner Talks
9:30am - 10:30am Concurrent Sessions V (choose from: 7 educational breakouts, 1 round table & MiniGame Design Studio)
10:50am - 11:10am MiniGame Showcase
11:10am - 12:30pm Closing Keynote - Ann Rhoades
12:30- 12:40pm Final Wrap Up

 

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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