Annual Gathering 2018

October 11-14

The Annual Gathering offers both emerging and experienced leaders the chance to step back and reflect together on the challenges of career, relationships, family, faith, and community life. For those who are married we strongly encourage you to attend as couples.

There will be an optional workshop, all day Thursday, for those who are able to arrive by Wednesday evening. A Thursday evening Welcome Dinner (beginning at 6:30pm) serves as the official beginning of T8.  The weekend concludes on Sunday morning with a worship and communion service (ending at approximately 11:00am).   Over the three days participants will enjoy inspiring speakers, breakout sessions, small group gatherings, delicious meals, engaging conversations, recreation, and relaxation. It is a time to connect, learn, and re-energize.

The conference fee is listed below (please note early bird and tiered pricing structure) and covers all food and a small portion of the program expenses. There is a nominal registration fee for the optional workshops. Participants are responsible for their own transportation and lodging arrangements.

Early Bird pricing ends August 20th. Registration will close September 28th.

Telemachi:
Early Bird: $475
Regular Pricing: $575

Senior Mentors (50 years old +):
Early Bird: $575
Regular Pricing: $675

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Workshop

Journey of Generosity

Thursday, October 11, 9am-4pm

$75 Workshop Fee (includes breakfast and lunch)


The JOG workshop was a highlight of my first Annual Gathering and was a perfect blend of inspiring discussion, tangible examples, and personal reflection. Immensely impactful.
~Jackson Troxel

We attended a Generous Giving Conference and it changed the trajectory of our lives. Since then, we have participated and led JOGs, and we have seen amazing things happen for all involved. You can’t help but to be moved to joy.
~Kathleen & Mike Fox

We have enjoyed hosting and co-leading several JOGs in the last couple years. Each one has been uniquely inspiring — stretching our imagination and challenging us to a more intentional walk in living our faith.
~Sarah & Regg Jones

Speakers

Jamie Smith 
professor, author, speaker

Mia Chung-Yee
pianist, educator, lecturer

Lisa Whelchel
actor, author, speaker

Sean Palmer
pastor, writer, speaker, podcaster

Ian Morgan Cron 
author, teacher, priest, psychotherapist, songwriter

Josh Graves 
minister, author, teacher

Musicians

Jill Phillips
singer, songwriter, musician, chef   

Andy Gullahorn
singer, songwriter, musician, bowler

Buddy Greene
singer, songwriter, musician

Jeff Taylor
musician, producer, composer

Agenda Overview

The weekend will begin at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 11 with a Welcome Dinner and will conclude at 11:00 am on Sunday, October 14. We strongly encourage you to arrange your travel so that you can stay through the Sunday morning service. This is a wonderful way to complete your time at Gasparilla as you share this meaningful experience with others in the Telemachus community.

Thursday, October 11

8:00-9:00 Breakfast (Workshop Participants Only)
9:00-4:00 Journey of Generosity
2:00 Registration Opens
5:30-6:30 Senior Mentors Meeting
6:30 Welcome Dinner

Friday, October 12

7:30-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-10:00 Plenary Session I
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 Plenary Session II
12:00-2:00 Lunch and Small Group Discussion
2:15-3:30 Breakout Sessions
12:00-2:00 Lunch and Small Group Discussion
3:30-6:30 Free Time (Yoga, Tennis, Beach Walk, Paddle boarding)
6:30-8:30 Poolside Dinner
8:30 Concert

Saturday, October 13

7:30-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-10:00 Plenary Session I
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 Plenary Session II
12:00-2:00 Lunch and Small Group Discussion
2:15-3:30 Breakout Sessions
12:00-2:00 Lunch and Small Group Discussion
3:30-6:30 Free Time (Yoga, Tennis, Beach Walk, Paddle boarding)
7:00 Dinner at the Main Inn

Sunday, October 14

7:30-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-11:00 Worship Service and Communion

Book Your Travel

The Gasparilla Inn

Please note: you must mention the “Telemachus Room Block” in order to secure a room at our special discounted rate. The Inn books up very quickly, we highly recommend securing your room ASAP.

Our special room rate is $230 per night, single or double occupancy plus service charges and taxes. Room reservations can be made by calling The Gasparilla Inn at (877) 403-0599.

If you are planning on attending the optional workshop on Thursday, please make arrangements to arrive on Wednesday evening.

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Airport travel info
Sarasota Airport – 1.25 hour drive
Ft. Myers Airport – 1.5 hour drive
Tampa Airport – 2 hour drive

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