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The Gathering

Sept 28 to Oct 1. Hosted in Saint John, the oldest incorporated city in Canada; Where entrepreneurship started.


The Gathering is only a month away. You will find here all of the information you should need about this event. I hope everyone has a wonderful time and this is 2nd of many future Gatherings.


Please review the blog area of this site for full details on The Gathering.



Doug Jenkins VP The Order of the Wallace McCain Institute

Register HERE.

If you are not attending this year. Please tell us why HERE

Book accommodations HERE.

Start Date (Start day for groups meeting for their forum session): Wednesday September 28, 2022
Start Date (Start day for those not in a group): Thursday September 29, 2022

End Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022

Last Day to Book: Monday, September 5, 2022

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

  1. Delta Hotels Saint John for 145 CAD per night


Wednesday, Sept 28th
Day 1

Start day for groups meeting for their forum session

6:00 PM - Midnight+ Pre-Session Social Time

For those groups meeting for their forum session, the pre-session social is always important. For The Gathering we will be doing this as a larger group. It won't be the big splash that you'll see on the Friday night, but it will be a better venue for you to catch up with members of your groups and that of other groups.

Thursday, Sept 29th
Day 2

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Buffet Breakfast at The Delta SJ


9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Forum Sessions

Official Forum Sessions: For those groups that are coming for their regular forum sessions, you will be assigned a conference room in the uptown area. For group registrations, we will be coming to you to reduce the number of registrations at the Delta desk. Lunch will be provided in your conference room.


5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Supper for Forum Group in Session
To Be Announced, but we are working on ensuring a good supper for those that have been in deep dives all day.

Start day/time for those not in a group 

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Registration in front of the trinity room at the Delta SJ (Those meeting as a group will already be registered)

Registration will include confirming your information for the conference, collecting your name tag and registering your barcode. The team from ConnexionWorks and iSpire will be assisting in the registration process.

  • We need to ensure that late arrivals are properly registered and we will likely have some people showing up for specific events. We will ensure an opportunity for these individuals to register.

  • Everyone must register before attending any events.

  • Registration will take about 10 minutes, so please come early so you are not late for your forum session.

8:00 PM - Midnight Uptown Saint John Business Crawl

We will be expanding the number of locations for the business crawl this year. A detailed list of locations will be provided soon.


11:00 PM - 2:00 AM Late Night Social

Along with the hospitality room, we will have a few of our Dine Around locations staying open pretty late.

Friday, Sept 30th
Day 3

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Buffet Breakfast at The Delta SJ


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Forum Group Sessions (optional)

One of the main feedbacks from last year was that people felt they missed the opportunity for the Cross Forum Session with Nancy and team. However, we also want to encourage forums to ensure they have covered their deep dives, peer coaching and goal setting.

For groups that need the full 1 1/2 days with their group, please do so. Your conference room will remain available to you. For those groups that feel one day is sufficient, you are welcome to join the morning Cross Forum event. This portion of the event is still going to keep your group together for at least the beginning of it.


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cross Forum Session #1

Join Nancy and team as they take you through a cross forum session.


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch

This will be the first event where everyone comes together.


1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Cross Forum Session #2

Intended for everyone, Nancy and team will take you through another cross forum session.



6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Banquet Supper at The Delta SJ

This will be held in the Royal Ball Room at the Delta. We are planning on a buffet meal with more variety this year. Our key not speakers are the McCain brothers.



8:30 PM - 2:00 AM The Kitchen Party

We will be transitioning directly from the dinner into Party Mode. Laura and Lesley have chosen a Kitchen Party theme for this year.

Saturday, October 1st
Day 4

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Buffet Breakfast at The Delta SJ


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Interim Annual General Meeting for The Order of WMI

The Dragon's Den was going so well last year that we skipped the AGM and kept it going. This will be the first of our AGMs being changed to always being aligned with the Gathering rather then the ELP Choosing.

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Dragons Den 

Blair is pulling together an impressive group of Dragons and selecting the top pitches. Please reach out to Blair directly if you want to pitch your ideas. There is a lot of money on the table.


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Closing Luncheon with Extended WMI Family

Event Support

Contact our support team at for any questions.

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