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The BK Authors Retreat
October 18-21, 2018
Pendle Hill Retreat Center, Wallingford, PA
Registration for this event is now closed
BK Authors heads to the East Coast for the 2018 Retreat! Join us at the beautiful Pendle Hill Retreat Center on October 18, 19, 20, 21st in Wallingford PA, just outside of Philadelphia. Located on 24 tranquil acres in the heart of a Quaker community, Pendle Hill offers a relaxing “world apart,” yet is within easy reach by car, plane, bus, or train and a mere 30 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport.
Members will gather this fall for a time of rejuvenation, friendship and community building. The retreat features rich conversation, personal and professional development, relaxation, plus a whole lot of fun.
Here's what some of last year's attendees had to say:
"A wonderful retreat that felt spacious, fun, renewing, and filled with the abundant spirit of BK's authors' willingness to listen, share, and celebrate."
"Thanks for the marvelous opportunity to share ideas and fun with other amazing authors!"
"I had so many wonderful conversations and came away feeling rejuvenated and inspired. I hope to attend again!"
"It was magical."
2018 BK Retreat Oct 18-21
THURSDAY, Oct. 18
3:00-6:00 Registration, room-check in, settling in
4:00-6:00 Happy Hour, Welcome Authors, New and Old! Ice breakers
7:00-8:00 Welcome / Gathering of the Community/ Introductions
FRIDAY, Oct 19
7:00-8:00 Early bird self organizing activities:
8:00-9:00 Friday Breakfast
9:00 Agenda review
9:00-9:45 Plenary - Opening Session, Soulful Connection - Marilee Adams and Alan
10:00-10:30 BK Update - Steve Piersanti
11:00-12:30 Breakout Sessions:
12:30–1:30 Friday Lunch
1:30-2:30 Plenary - Reciprocity ring
2:45-3:00 Socializing Break
3:00-4:30 Deep Dive 2 - Breakout Sessions
4:30-5:00 Free time to socialize, wine and soda
5:30-6:30 Friday Dinner
7:00 – 9:30 Main room - Live Auction hosted by Rob Jolles
9:30pm Dancing, Wine and Socializing - Main Room, Rotunda
SATURDAY, Oct 20
8:00-9:00 Saturday Breakfast
9:00-10: 00 Plenary - Opening Session with Improv by Sharon
10:00 -10:15 Socializing Break
10:30-12:00 Deep Dive 3 Breakout Sessions:
12:00–1:30 Saturday Lunch
1:30-3:30 Plenary Open Space introduction and then sessions, simultaneous with the Flow Game
3:30-5:30pm Free time with optional self-organizing activities on and off-site:
5:30-6:30 Saturday Dinner
7:00-9:30 Talent Show / Sharon Rowe
9:30 Dancing, Wine and Socializing in the Rotunda
SUNDAY, Oct 21
8:00-9:00 Sunday Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Room Checkout, Store suitcases or bags
9:15- 9:30 Address parking lot of ideas and questions
9:40-11:00 Open Space Sessions
11:00-11:30 Closing Sessions - Meditation on hopes
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (sack lunch set up for those who can’t stay for lunch is at 10:30am)
Watch this space for post-conference information and pictures.