• Elise Cope

Celebrating The Power of Belonging in a Thriving Community — 10th Annual Gathering (a Hybrid Event)

We're excited to announce our first gathering since the onset of COVID, bringing together people in person as well as virtually! We will debut our latest films exploring a sense of belonging in a thriving community, and engage in break-out discussions with thought leaders and attendees from the community.

The gathering will feature new films of amazing people who are creating a sense of belonging:

Whidbey Veterans Resource Center, Langley WA

Carillon Community, Richmond, VA

Earl’s Cuts & Styles Barbershop, Seattle WA

This gathering is open to anyone who wants to learn about building a sense of thriving and belonging in their community. That's YOU!

Our films are a catalyst for connection amongst those we have filmed and those who attend. Connection will occur through conversation (small and large groups.)


We believe there is a certain power found in sharing the story of profound experiences through film that can connect us, and awaken us to unseen possibilities. We want this time to catapult you into finding ways to change your community through the awareness of the leaders in our featured films.

Event Schedule: Friday: 5-10 pm

Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm, followed by an evening of celebration

Sunday: 9 am - 3 pm

Amazing community meals provided (menu specifics TBA)

Lodging will be first come first serve (capacity of 20 or so) at The Whidbey Institute's unbelievable facility in the forest.


Cost and Sign-up details will be posted in September, so check back!