Keynote Speaker Application

Complete the online form below or download the pdf and mail in.
The deadline for applications is October 1, 2016.

(Application deadline for 2017 has expired)


  • Notification of speaker acceptance will begin in November. However, the actual day and time that a particular speaker is scheduled may not be available at that time. If you need your presentation to be scheduled on a certain day or time, please provide details of the circumstances and we will attempt to accommodate your request.
  • Please be aware that we may need to edit the information you provide here in the interest of brevity or clarity.
  • If you are the author of a book for sale, please contact Janet at Centering Corporation to inquire about having your book made available in the gathering bookstore. You can reach Janet at 402-553-1200.
  • If you have a book, we ask that you don’t make repeated references to it or read from it while speaking. Past attendee evaluations have indicated a negative reaction when authors refer repeatedly to their books during the keynote. Instead, please mention it at the beginning of your address, and tell the audience that it is available at the gathering book store.
  • If you have video of prior speaking engagements, please send a file or link along with your application.

Online Keynote Speaker Application

    (Please fill in all categories that apply to you, not just the one you would speak about.)
  • In the spaces below, provide information for up to three children/siblings/grandchildren.

    If there are more, please include in the additional information section.

    The gathering committee will try to accommodate all requests, but be aware that we may need to change your schedule due to cancellations and other unexpected disruptions.
  • This section is to give the committee an idea of what your talk is about and the information you will be presenting to the attendees. The structure portion is particularly important to the committee. Presentations must be at least 20 minutes in length, and not longer than 30 minutes.

The speaker’s registration fee, weekend meal plan, and one night in the hotel are provided by the Gathering Committee.

For questions regarding the application process contact Jodi Norman | 703-656-6999