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

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We are working on building another action-packed agenda full of best practices in open-book management and Great Game of Business, including over 50 sessions and close to 100 presenters.


The 27th 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 5th and the day is JAM-PACKED with keynote presentations, educational sessions, All-Star highlights, and networking opportunities. The action continues early on Friday, September 6th, and concludes by 1 pm, allowing you to get on the road and get home for the weekend.

*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 reception that evening!* (Check out 2018's pre-conference workshop details to get an idea of what might be in store for 2019!)

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

8:00am - 5:00pm Full-Day Pre-Conference Workshops
1:00pm - 5:00pm Afternoon Pre-Conference Workshops
4:00pm - 5:00pm Sponsored Sessions (ESOP Overview)
6:30pm - 9:30pm Networking Reception

*pre-conference events require additional registration 

Thursday, September 5th  - Conference Events (tentative schedule)

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
11:30am - 1:00pm Lunch, All-Star Awards (All-Star Champions)
1:10pm - 2:10pm Concurrent Sessions II 
2:30pm - 3:30pm Concurrent Sessions III 
3:50pm - 4:50pm Concurrent Sessions IV
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 6th  - Conference Events (tentative schedule)

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
10:50am - 11:10am MiniGame Showcase
11:10am - 12:30pm Closing Keynote
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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