Work&Play Gathering

 

Work&Play is a 4-day gathering focused around working together to develop the greater vision of Touch&Play, support it’s growth and capacity, and steward the community ecosystem.

A gathering of community members and current and aspiring organizers and those who feel especially motivated to strengthen and grow our community and further develop the project and world-wide movement.

 

July 14th-18th, 2019

at Nine Mountain
+Remote Co-Working Options

The T&P Work&Play Gathering will be immediately following the 2019 Touch&Play Be… Longing festival at Earthdance (July 9-14th).

This gathering replaces the post-event Lab that has happened the past few years after the Earthdance Touch&Play, and will be structured both to get work done, and to deepen our explorations in and experience with play, space holding, and community connection.

Schedule and Structure

 Before applying, please read more to understand the structure of the event.

Details for the event are still in progress, stay tuned for updates!

Work Time

 

Days will be structured with dedicated work time ~3hrs a day

Workgroups will breakout in a structured but flexible breakout groups inspired by the World Cafe and Open Space Technology models.

Remote co-working will also be built into the structure for some breakout work-groups.

Possible Breakout Group Topics

– Event Production Resources
– T&P Vision and Brand
– Community Governance & Organization
– Systems Infrastructure & IT
– Legal Structures, Finance & Liability
– Social Impact & Inclusivity
– Ecological Impact
– Starting & Supporting New Events

Lab Time

 

Outside of ‘work time’ we will have a mix of open play-time and organized group activities, with opportunities for participants to lead or facilitate scores, fantasies, or explorations, as well as time for resting and decompressing.

Play Time

What kind of play do we passionate stewards of the Touch&Play community yearn for?

Where do our edges, joys, comforts and passions lead us as we come together to develop the nexus of our community?

There will be wonderful space for co-created play time!

Application & Registration

The Work&Play Gathering is for current and aspiring organizers of Touch&Play events and for those who are excited to contribute to the strengthen and grow the T&P Community and further develop the project and world-wide movement through ongoing work. 

Members of the T&P Slack workspace, as well as those interested in being involved in creating T&P events are invited to apply.

The event is nonprofit and costs will be shared among participants. Cost to be determined soon. Preference will be given to those with past experience and/or future plans to organize T&P-related events.

Applicants will be accepted first some first serve.

Please apply early if you think you’d like to come!

Contact organize@touchandplay.org with questions if you need.

If you missed the July 1st Application Deadline but would still like to apply,
submit an application via the form below, and we will get back as soon as we can about the possibility of you joining us (in person or remotely)!

Cost for the event

This event is not for profit, and costs directly cover the expenses for the event. 

We expect the expense will be $200-300, depending on attendance.

This includes all food and indoor lodging.

Remote attendance cost is $15.