What is the Gathering of Games?
The Gathering of Games is the only conference where the open-book community comes together from around the world to learn, share, and celebrate the principles and practices of the Great Game of Business and Open-Book Management.
 Where is the event held?
The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch in St. Louis, MO.
 I’m on a budget, how can I make the conference more affordable?
The Great Game of Business offers multiple discounts to help you come in under budget. The best way to save is to register early (you’ll receive $100 off for conference registrations). Additional discounts are available for groups of 4 or more.
 Is there a multi-person discount?
Yes, teams of 4 or more receive a $50 per person discount.
 What am I getting for my money?
You will receive full conference access and free entry into the All-Star Awards Reception for the standard conference fee. This includes the option of more than 30 conference sessions related to open-book management, three dynamic keynotes, two full breakfasts, one lunch, snacks, and drinks.
 Do you offer a hotel room discount?
Yes – The cost is $159 a night (including internet) at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch for annual conference attendees. However, space is limited, so be sure you reserve your room early.  We also have overflow space reserved nearby.
 What is the agenda at the Conference?
September 9th  – Optional Events from 8:00 am – 9:15 pm
September 10th – Events from 7:15 am – 7:00 pm
September 11th – Events from 7:15 am – 12:45 pm

Please refer to the schedule page for a more detailed description.
 Who should attend?
You and your team!
 Is there parking available at the hotel?
The Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch offers valet parking on site for $30 per day, and limited self parking for $23 per day. There are also other public parking garages available near the hotel.
 Will there be transportation to and from the airport?
Transportation is not provided to and from the St. Louis airport. The hotel is approximately 15 miles (20-30 minutes) from St. Louis International Airport.  However, Go Best Express has agreed to provide Gathering of Games attendees shuttle service at a rate of $17 per person. Visit the Go Best Express website for more information and to make reservations.
  What is the cancellation policy?
For a full refund, cancellations must be made three weeks (21 calendar days) prior to the course date. For cancellations made less than three weeks out, tuition is non-refundable, but may be transferred to another course within one calendar year or transferred to another person within your organization. Any transfer requests received less than one week (7 calendar days) prior to the course date will be assessed a $200 rescheduling fee.

Registrants who do not show up for a course have one week after the course to notify us of their absence. At that time, registrants have the option to transfer to another course, subject to a $350 rescheduling fee. Registrants who do not notify us of their absence within the allotted 7 days will forfeit all funds.
 Can I register for the conference if I’ve never been to a Great Game event?
Yes, but we would highly encourage you to register to attend our full-day workshop: The Game Overview in order to make the most of your conference investment. The Game Overview will take place Wednesday, September 9th from 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM and is an additional cost of $500/attendee. This workshop was added to the conference agenda two years ago due to attendee demand, and has been packed each year.  Be sure to register and reserve your spot!
 Could I just attend one day of the conference?
Yes, but reduced pricing is not offered for single day attendance. However, the Pre-Conference workshops, which are held on September 9th may be purchased separately.
 What do I wear at the conference?
The conference is a fun environment. We encourage everyone to wear logo-wear for their organization. We always recommend you dress in layers as conference rooms tend to have unpredictable temperature.
 What meals are covered by the conference?
Thursday: Breakfast, lunch, snacks & 2 free drinks and appetizers at the All-Star Reception
Friday: Breakfast & snacks
 What does it cost to attend the conference?
Full price registration for 1-3 people is $949
Full price registration for groups of 4+ is $899
If you register before the Early Bird deadline (07/10/15), you will receive an additional $100 off the conference pricing.
In addition, you may choose to register for a Pre-Conference Workshop or the conference Networking Reception, both held September 9th.  More details on the Register tab.
 Does The Gathering of Games qualify for any Continuing Education Credits?
Yes! The Annual Gathering of Games qualifies for both CPE & HRCI credits.
CPE credits for Accounting Professionals
Accounting professionals can earn up to 19.5 CPE credits by attending the Annual Gathering of Games and a full-day pre-conference workshop.
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
Human Resources professionals can earn up to 11.75 HRCI credits by attending the Annual Gathering of Games and a full-day pre-conference workshop.

The use of the HRCI 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.
 Are the session at the conference only about the financials & numbers?
No! The sessions at The Gathering of Games encompass a wide range of topics that range from employee education, employee engagement, communication, empowerment, succession planning, conducting staff meetings & more.
It is a common misconception that The Great Game of Business (GGOB) methodology just focuses on opening the books. The Great Game of Business is actually more like an operating system that supports open-book management. The sessions at The Gathering of Games are intended to build on basic GGOB methodology by providing innovative approaches, new techniques and refreshers to applying that methodology.
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