Global Gathering 2024 Registration – Commuter Rate

Courage & Renewal
Global Gathering 2024:
“Within Us & Between Us”

October 17-20, 2024
The Concourse Hotel
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

“We so often look outside ourselves for the answers to our problems — neglecting the powers we have within us and between us. You and I don’t command armies or treasuries. But we have the power of our own integrity and the power of a multiplier called community — powers that have animated great movements and changed the lay and law of the land. Today, we need to trust those powers to take us where we need to go.”
– Parker J. Palmer

We are so excited to invite you to the 2024 Courage & Renewal Global Gathering — a time of reconnection and renewal, where we will be exploring and celebrating the powers and possibilities that exist within us and between us.

During this 3-day event, Courage & Renewal Facilitators from around the globe will enjoy time and spaciousness to reconnect with friends and colleagues, collaborate around best practices and ongoing formation, inspire and be inspired, and re-energize one another as we continue to carry Courage & Renewal forward in our lives and communities in the ways that are most meaningful to each of us.

Find more information below about the event and how to register. If you have any questions about registration, please reach out to Nichelle Harrison at

Event & Registration Details

About the Global Gathering:

The 2024 Gathering will take place from October 17th at 4pm CT to October 20th at 12pm CT at the Madison Concourse Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

As we consider the power and possibility “Within Us & Between Us,” we will:

  • Reconnect with colleagues, build new relationships, and re-energize our spirits
  • Explore ways to strengthen our community of practice
  • Be inspired by ways Courage & Renewal is impacting our global landscape
  • Collaborate around best practices and ongoing formation
  • Appreciate the gifts and resources of our multi-generational Collaboration
  • Learn more about the current strategy and direction of the Center for Courage & Renewal
  • Celebrate with a Global Gathering Gala, honoring Parker Palmer’s and our global community’s collective contributions to building the foundation for a more loving, healthy, and equitable world

Registration Fee:

Your event registration includes access to all conference sessions, lunch, dinner, and snacks throughout the event, as well as our Global Gathering Gala on Saturday evening.

  • Early Bird Commuter Registration (Save $200): The Early Bird commuter registration fee is $630 per person. Early Bird registration will be available through June 30th.
  • Standard Commuter Registration: Standard registration will be available July 1st through September 10th. The Standard commuter registration fee is $830 per person.

Payment Plans:

Registration requires at least a $150 deposit, after which you are free to pay the rest of your registration fee at a pace that makes sense for you. If you are on a payment plan, 50% of your payment needs to be completed by August 10th, and 100% of your payment completed by September 10th. The payment plan option will be available until August 10th.


We are committed to doing all that we can to ensure financial barriers don’t stand in the way of participation. Partial scholarships for registration fees are available on a “first-come, first-considered” basis. If you are in need of a scholarship, you will be asked to pay a $150 deposit at the time of your registration to hold your spot. Your registration confirmation email will include a link to a scholarship application, which must be completed and submitted prior to consideration. We encourage those in need to apply for scholarships as soon as possible. We will make every effort to get back to you quickly so that you can continue making your arrangements. In the event that the financial assistance we can provide is insufficient to make your participation possible, we will offer a full refund of your initial deposit. Scholarship applications are due no later than June 1st.

Pre-Gathering Offerings:

Three different one-day Circle of Trust retreats will be offered in advance of the Global Gathering. These retreats are an optional “add-on” experience. Each retreat will start on Wednesday, October 16th at 4pm CT and end on Thursday, October 17th at 3pm CT.

The retreat names and facilitators are listed below, with links to further descriptions about each offering:

Pre-Gathering Commuter Retreat Fee (inclusive of all retreat sessions, two meals, and snacks during the retreat): The additional early bird commuter fee for a Pre-Gathering Retreat is $200 per person. This rate will increase by $50 after June 30th.

Considerations On Scheduling, Costs, and Accessibility

Having heard from so many facilitators about how meaningful the Global Gathering has been for building a greater sense of connection and belonging within the Collaboration, we carefully considered a number of factors in planning for this event, including the timing, location, venue, and costs.

As we do with all of our events, we looked at the calendar closely to identify possible dates alongside venue availability, costs, accessibility, and other logistical considerations. While we made every effort to avoid as many known conflicts as possible, we are aware that these dates overlap with religious holidays, other conferences and events, and personal obligations which you may need to take into consideration when making your own plans.

Putting on an event like this requires significant resources, some of which are reflected in the registration fees. In the years since our last Global Gathering in 2017, a number of factors have contributed to changes in the retreat venue landscape that have resulted in increased costs for lodging, meals, meeting space, and technology. Our goal has been to do everything within our control to make our gathering as affordable and accessible as possible, while ensuring that the experience continues to be very meaningful for those who attend.

Limited Online Offering:

We are exploring options for creating limited online gathering spaces for those who choose not to attend onsite. We will have more information about this option prior to the onsite early bird registration deadline.


Please fill out all of the required information below and click submit to register. It is really important that you answer all required (*) questions and wait to receive confirmation that your registration has been fully submitted. You should be redirected to a confirmation page and you should receive a confirmation email to the email address you provide in the form. If you have any questions about registration please reach out to Nichelle Harrison at