Are you ready for the Great Game Experience? Check out events we have in store for 2017!

About the Conference

September 6-8, 2017

Hilton Anatole Hotel
Dallas, Texas


Registration Cost:

$1075 (1-3 attendees)  |  $1025 (4+ attendees)

SAVE $100 with the early bird discount through July 12th

Optional Pre-Conference Events (September 6)
Workshops     Half-Day: $235 | Full-Day: $570
Networking Reception: $175

Now through January 31st FEBRUARY 28th – SAVE $185 on an ALL-ACCESS PASS!
(conference admission, half-day pre-conference workshop and networking reception – all for $1,300!)

Not interested in the pre-conference events?  Register for the conference only at the early bird price of $975 (good through July 12).

Register for the conference today! 


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Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Gathering of Games

#1: Inspiring Keynote Speakers

Every year we invite top-notch speakers that will inspire you to see bigger and better results for your business, using open-book management.

#2: Decide if Open-Book Management is Right for You

Objectively evaluate the pro’s and con’s of OBM with over 30 educational breakout sessions to choose from during the conference.

#3: Observe Take Aways that Will Improve Your Bottom Line

You will hear practitioner stories and open-book experts pour over why OBM produces rapid financial results and a lasting cultural change.

#4: High Energy Networking Opportunities

Share best practices with peers and learn what is working and what isn’t.

#5: Celebrate and Learn from The Successes of The All-Stars

Gain fresh ideas and inspiring tips from top performers in the community.

Conference FAQs

Bring Your Team

Every year, we have all types of conference attendees:

  • Business leaders from companies considering implementing open-book management and The Great Game of Business.
  • Owners and managers of companies looking to increase accountability, transparency, and engagement within their organizations.
  • Employees of businesses whose owners/managers want to drive open-book and The Great Game of Business further into their organizations.
  • Practitioners at all levels looking to renew their Great Game efforts and energy.
  • Long-time practitioners of The Great Game of Business ready to share best practices with the open-book community.

Those professionals come from a wide range of companies:

  • Employee Owned
  • Privately Held
  • Family Owned
  • Publicly Traded
  • Service
  • Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Government
  • Non-profit
  • Small (< 25 Employees)
  • Medium (25-250 Employees)
  • Large (250-500 Employees)
  • Very Large (500+ Employees)

As well as several industry types (just to name a few):

  • Banking
  • Hospitality
  • Construction
  • Fitness
  • HVAC
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Logistics
  • Printing
  • Property Management
  • Remanufacutring
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Universities

Earn Continuing Education Credits by Attending the Conference

In 2016, The Gathering of Games was approved for CEU for accounting and human resources professionals, here is what those credits looked like:

Accounting professionals earned up to 20 CPE credits by attending The Gathering of Games, including pre- and post-conference events.


The Great Game of Business, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Human Resources professionals earned up to 15.75 HRCI credits by attending The Gathering of Games, including pre- and post-conference events.

image008.jpgThe use of the HRCI seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity.  It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.  Refer to to log your recertification hours in your online learning plan.

We expect to offer similar credits for the 2017 event, which will be determined once the agenda is finalized in the spring.

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