About The Gathering of Games Conference
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. Speakers at The Annual Gathering of Games conference are business leaders practicing Open-Book Management in their own organization. They are approachable, and look forward to answering your questions and give you a real-world perspective about Open-Book Management.
Who should I expect to meet at the conference?
- Business leaders from companies considering implementing Open-Book Management and The Great Game of Business.
- Long-time practicioners of The Great Game of Business ready to share best practices with the Open-Book Community.
What type of companies attend the conference?
The conference brings together a wide array of businesses every year. Below are just a few examples.
- For Profit
- Small (< 25 Employees)
- Medium (25-250 Employees)
- Employee Owned
- Privately Held
- Large (250+ Employees)
- Family Owned
- Publicly Traded
What kinds of industries are usually represented at the conference?
All kinds! Below are just a few examples.
- Business Services
- Grocery Stores
- Home Care
- Home Goods
- Industrial Equipment
- Information Technology
- International Business
- Metal Fabrication
- Property Management
- Salon & Spa
Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel
800 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri, USA 63101
Tel: +1 314 621 9600
Fax: +1 314 621 9601
Hotel Registration Info
The conference will be held at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand & Suites in St. Louis, MO.
The Great Game of Business offers multiple discounts to help you come in under budget. The best way to save is to register early.
Yes, we highly encourage you to stay at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel Room Block. A reduced room rate of $144 per night is available for conference attendees. You’ll also save by registering early and by bringing a group of 4 or more.
Unless you chose to register for the “Full Conference”, your registration fee will not include Pre-Conference Workshops ($195/each) or the “Casino Night Networking Reception & Book Launch Party” ($85/each; includes dinner & drinks)
You are also responsible for transportation, hotel, and meals not included in the conference registration.
Yes, teams of 4 or more receive a $100 per person discount.
You will receive full conference access and free entry into the All-Star Celebration Party for the standard conference fee. This includes the option of more than 20 conference sessions related to Open-Book Management.
You and your team!
The Renaissance St. Louis Grand offers valet parking on site for $28 per day. The hotel also offers self parking for $14 per day. There are also other public parking garages available near the hotel.
Transportation is not provided to and from the St. Louis airport. The hotel is approximately 15 miles (20 minutes) from St. Louis International Airport.
GO BEST Express is providing a discounted rate on airport transportation for Gathering of Games attendees who make web reservations before August 29th.
Yes, but we would highly encourage you to attend the pre-conference workshop “The Game Overview” in order to make the most of your conference investment.
Yes, but reduced pricing is not offered for single day attendance. However, the Pre-Conference sessions, which are held the afternoon of September 4th may be purchased separately.
Registration ends September 6th, 2013
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.
Breakfast on Thursday and Friday, and lunch on Thursday will be provided.
Though we’ve been holding The Annual Gathering of Games in May for several years, the Conference was originally held in September. We took several factors into consideration when making the decision to move the conference back to the fall including the placement of other conferences regularly attended by our community, feedback from our Practitioner Council and the conference strategy for growth. However, the ultimate decision was clear when Randomhouse announced they would release of The Great Game of Business 20th Anniversary Edition in July. What better time to get together than to celebrate the re-release of the book that started it all?
REASON #1Decide if OBM is right for you
Objectively evaluate the pros and cons of Open-Book Management.
Share best practices with your peers. Learn what is working...and what isn’t.
Get tons of useful tips and tools to immediately implement in your organization.
REASON #4Improve Your Bottom Line
Turn “Sharing The Numbers” into measurable, sustainable results.
REASON #5Learn From The All-Stars
Gain fresh ideas and get inspired by the top performers in the OBM community.
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