The Schedule

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An unforgettable weekend

Friday November 17

Group welcome
Group activity: curling (no experience necessary!)
Group dinner
Lightning talks

Saturday November 18

Breakfast (on your own)
Morning sessions, with coffee break
Group lunch
Afternoon sessions, with break
Free time
Group dinner
Late night merriment

Sunday November 19

Breakfast (on your own, or join us for brunch)
Check out and head home in your own time

*Group activities, lightning talks, sessions and group meals are included in your ticket to Gather North. Breakfasts are not included.

Accommodation is booked separately. See the accommodation page for details.

The Sessions

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Watch this space

Sessions and speakers will be announced soon.

Lightning Talks

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The perfect weekend kick-off

We’re setting aside an hour on the Friday night of Gather North 2017 for attendees to present lightning talks. These 5-minute long presentations will light a spark and inspire ideas for other attendees, and will be the perfect kickoff to the Gather North weekend.

We invite all Gather North attendees to consider giving a lightning talk presentation, as they are the perfect way to practice professional speaking in a welcoming environment. Take this opportunity to share something useful or motivational with other Gather North attendees, and build confidence as a speaker in a low-pressure and supportive setting. Lightning talks can be technical, but must not be overtly promotional in nature.

Lightning talk proposals must be submitted in advance, and those chosen for presentations will be given coaching and tips beforehand to help improve their presentation skills (if they’d like). Only confirmed Gather North attendees may submit lightning talk proposals, and there are only ten spots available for presentations. More details on the submission process for lightning talks will be sent to all confirmed Gather North attendees this summer.