2013 Information






October 10-13
Riverwood Inn & Conference Center
Otsega, MN

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Going Deeper: A World of Possibilities

Our time together will include:

  • Deep Dive Sessions led by authors and BK staff that address intriguing topics to satisfy both hemispheres of your brain
  • Open Space each day to enter into spontaneous learning and experience
  • Deep Play including the incomparable Talent Show plus other opportunities for singing, dancing, silence, poetry, film, etc.
  • Free Time - to have those life-changing informal conversations, river walks, or power naps

The Retreat Planning Committee: Craig Neal and Barbara McAfee, Retreat co-chairs, Eileen McDargh, Linda Stout

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Riverwood Inn
& Conference Center

10990 9
5th St. NE
Otsego, MN 55330




Single Room:
$449 (
before July 31)
$499 (after July 31)

Double Room:

$349 (before July 31)

$399 (after July 31)

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 Founded in 1978, the property includes 60 guest rooms, dining for 250, 12 meeting rooms, indoor and outdoor recreation and 15-acres of riverside trails, parks and beautifully landscaped grounds.

Located just 40 miles from downtown Minneapolis, Riverwood offers first-class accommodations and meeting facilities, Timothy's Restaurant and resort amenities such as hiking trails. The Cathedral Tent is our largest outdoor room. It is perfect for meetings and social events up to 270. Meet above the trees in Valley Ridge where you will find breathtaking views of the Mississippi RiverValley.

Riverwood is nestled along the banks of the Mississippi River, Riverwood offers a perfect atmosphere for your business meeting or your family function. 


Larry Ackerman
Margie Adler
Ellen Augustine
Dick Axelrod
Emily Axelrod
Dave Basarab
Alan Briskin
Kevin Cashman
Ira Chaleff
Arthur Costa
Jeanne Coyle
Martin Davidson
John de Graaf
Elizabeth Doty
Russ Faure-Brac
John Graham
Marisa Handler
Rob Jolles
John Kador
Jennifer Kahnweiler
Stewart Levine
Neal Maillet
David Marshall
Gene Marshall
Barbara McAfee
Eileen McDargh
Pat McLagan
Fred Miller
Craig Neal
Patricia Neal
Jacquelyn Ottman
Steve Piersanti
Brenda Price
Marcia Reynolds
Janice Rutledge
Maya Schenwar
Dave Schmaltz
Jamie Showkeir
Maren Showkeir
Jeevan Sivasubramaniam
Jesse Stoner
Linda Stout
Bill Treasurer
Roberto Vargas
Dave Wann
Devora Zack