Coastal Oasis:  A Place for Facilitators to Connect, Create and Rejuvenate
Marriott-Hotel, Myrtle Beach, SC
Wed, February 21 8:00 am – 5:00 pm: Trainer Convening
Wed., February 21 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Gathering Opening Reception
Thurs., February 22 8:00 am – 5:00 pm: Gathering
Fri., February 23 8:00 am – 5:00 pm: Gathering
Sat., February 24 8:00 am – 12:00 pm: Gathering
Sun., February 25 8:00 am. – 5:00 pm: Post Courses
Mon., February 26 8:00 am – 5:00 pm: Post Courses


What's the ToP Gathering?

The ToP Gathering is an in-person event designed to bring together ToP Network members and ToP practitioners for three days of laughter, learning, sharing and participation.  The term 'gathering' means to bring people together or assemble from various places.  Gathering represents the spirit of this event.

The theme of this year’s Gathering is “Coastal Oasis:  A Place for Facilitators to Connect, Create and Rejuvenate."   Over three days you will experience engaging workshops, all group plenaries, and lively networking around this theme.  We will learn from each other and experience ToP facilitation methods in action.

Hear from Past Attendees

Why should you attend the Gathering?  View your ToP colleagues as they tell you why they attend and what they gain and learn from the Gathering.

ToP Network YouTube Channel

Program Overview

During the Gathering, you'll participate in workshops, all group plenaries, World Cafe, Open Space sessions and networking breaks. All sessions will be designed with the Gathering theme in mind.  We will include the following interest areas/topics in the sessions:

  1. Developing and strengthening connections among participants in a facilitated meeting
  2. Creating new connections and deepening relationships among facilitators
  3. Introducing new approaches and techniques to facilitation
  4. Modeling ToP facilitation methods
  5. Integrating ToP methods with other methods
  6. Getting back to in-person facilitation
  7. Refining hybrid and virtual facilitation
  8. Caring for and advancing the skill of the facilitator
  9. Sharing ToP training best practices
  10. Addressing emerging topics/issues in 2024

Registration Fees 

Registration opens October 1, 2023 and closes February 15, 2024.  Early bird rates are available to January 5, 2024.


Rates: Member   Non-Member
First time attendee $450   $600
Early Bird $500   $650
Regular $600   $750
One Day * (Includes Meals)      
Thursday (breakfast & lunch) $170   $245
Friday (breakfast & lunch) $180   $255



Scholarships that cover the registration fee are available for attendees.  You may not have received a scholarship before.  You may begin applying for a scholarship starting October 1.

Post Courses

We will offer 2-3 courses following the Gathering on February 25 and 26 for a discounted fee.  This is an opportunity for you to participate in trainings that might not be offered in other locations.  More information about the courses will be posted soon.


The Marriott is located at 8500 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC.  The group room rate is $199 and rooms are available 3 days pre and post the event at that rate.  You may share a room and we'll post a "request a room-mate form" so you can find a room-mate.  The hotel offers many indoor and outdoor amenities that will enhance your stay near the beach.  Click here to learn more about the hotel