W/ National Gathering 2018
November 13 - 15, 2018, Denver
The W/ National Gathering brings together everyone in the collective for three days of connection, belonging, and transformation. It’s a time to dream, to rest, and to meet people who share your faith and passion. It’s a space where we practice being W/ one another in dialogue, in collaboration, in disagreement, in complexity, in hope, and in love.
This is not an ordinary gathering. W/ exists to hold connective space w/ you and to highlight your passions and projects. We’ll curate spaces during this gathering to encourage the creation and life of new and existing connections. We’ll host conversations that will challenge your perspective, expand your courage, and pique your curiosity. We’ll highlight the voices of everyone in the collective, including you.
Keynotes & Panels
We’ve chosen four topics to feature the projects and passions of W/. Each conversation will start with a curated panel discussion of leaders from different voices, perspectives, and experiences. Then the panel opens to you. We want to hear your voice, your perspective, your passion. Each topic will be hosted by a leader who will guide the discussion into a full group conversation that we hope challenges each one of us to be truly w/ one another in discernment, hope, and love.
Keynote Speakers will bring our topics together at the beginning and end of each day. Throughout the gathering we’ll also offer opportunities for self-care and spiritual practice led by artists, worship, and prayer leaders from around the nation.
Faith and Belonging Panel
Gender and Power Panel
White Privilege and the Church Panel
Intersectionality and Justice Panel
Artists & Speakers
During our full gatherings and throughout the day you’ll also hear from faith leaders, organizations, and projects within the collective. Each one is unique, be it a podcast or a church or an art studio. They’re all the creation of someone who sees themselves in the W/ narrative. W/ facilitates connection between those organizations in order to facilitate shared resources, projects, and collaborations. We want you and your passions, projects, and dreams to thrive W/ us too. The National Gathering is the perfect time to start making connections W/ us.