TLS Annual Gathering

The Labyrinth Society Annual Gathering is a casual, public conference spanning three days with special workshops and local tours before and after the main event. It is a time when labyrinth enthusiasts and experts gather from around the world to learn, share, and celebrate labyrinths. The Annual Gathering includes featured speakers, break-out sessions, sales of labyrinth-related products, silent auction, and a wide variety of labyrinths for walking. 

The Annual Gathering provides opportunites to meet and network with others who use and love labyrinths, learn new approaches, experience new labyrinth designs, and support the spread of labyrinth wisdom and community around the world. The Annual Gathering includes the annual business meeting of The Labyrinth Society, where members are elected to the Board of Directors and have input into the activities of the organization. You can have lunch with a labyrinth expert from another continent, try your hand at building a labyrinth, or shop for unique items not available anywhere else. The location and theme for the Annual Gathering changes each year, allowing us to visit many regions.

The 2017 Annual Gathering was held at IslandWood, a 250-acre outdoor learning center on Bainbridge Island, Washington, October 27-29, 2017, where we explored the theme Honoring the Labyrinth Environment: Co-Creating with Nature.

Featured speakers were Jeffrey Bale, mosaic artist and landscape designer, creator of the Bainbridge Island Labyrinth and Denny Dyke of Circles in the Sand, beach labyrinth artist extraordinaire. 

The program and description of our 2017 Gathering activities and presentations are described on these website pages to offer a sense of what we enjoyed.

In early 2018, more information will be posted here regarding our next Annual Gathering which will be held October 5-7, 2018, at the Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois.

The 2018 Annual Gathering will be The Labyrinth Society's 20th Anniversary Gathering. The theme will be Bountiful Harvest, Sowing Seeds for the Future: Celebrating 20 Years on the Path as we look back over 20 years, and explore the future of labyrinths in our global community. Please mark your calendars and plan to join the celebration!