I'm new to ToP. Will the Gathering be good for me?
YES! Absolutely. The Gathering will have something for seasoned as well as new practitioners.
How do I become a ToP Network member?
The cost is $100. Click here to see a list of benefits and for membership registration.
What are the dates of the pre and post sessions?
Pre-gathering dates: January 9-10
Post-gathering dates: January 15-16
How can I submit a proposal for the gathering?
Proposals are still being accepted - October 12th deadline extended.
Technology of Participation (ToP) are an integrated set of facilitation methods, tools and approaches designed to foster authentic participation and meaningful collaboration.
ToP methods are used around the world by nonprofits, government agencies, Fortune 500 businesses, professional associations, and communities to:
Welcome diversity while minimizing polarization and conflict
Let a group deal with more data in less time
Bring clarity to complex issues and systems
Move participants to genuine commitment and action
The ToP Network seeks to improve and expand the practice of ToP methods by:
Offering learning and professional development opportunities
Providing facilitation resources and technical assistance
Connecting practitioners for support and innovation
Promoting the use of ToP-trained facilitators
Supporting research and evaluation of ToP methods
To visit the ToP Network website, click HERE.
DoubleTree Hilton, Canal St.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans is located at the base of historic Canal Street. They’re directly across from the French Quarter and on the edge of the bustling Central Business District. This area includes the famous Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, and Royal Street. This location also boasts proximity to Harrah's Casino, gastro-pubs, craft cocktail hot spots and music venues. The New Orleans Convention Center, Audubon Aquarium, and Mercedes-Benz Superdome are just a few short blocks away.
In 2016, they underwent a $25 million renovation. Each transformed guest rooms feature modern decor and outstanding amenities. Features also include a large work desk, WiFi access, and their signature warm chocolate chip cookie. Enjoy a guaranteed one-of a-kind view with each room overlooking the Crescent City’s best downtown destinations, attractions, and the mighty Mississippi River. Experience culinary excellence and dining options onsite. Enjoy a cup of coffee and complimentary WiFi in PJ's Coffee of New Orleans. Visit WoW Café, offering all-day dining and New Orleans favorites. Pop in to the 24/7 market stocked with snacks, beer, wine and refreshments. Breakfast is included with room rate.
Deadline to Reserve Room: December 14, 2018 - 5:00 pm CT
Dates for Room Block: January 8-16, 2019
Make Reservations With the Group Code: TOP
Reservation Phone Line: 1-800-222-TREE
Parking: Valet parking is available with in & out privileges. Current parking rate 34.00 per night; Event parking $18.00 per car. Prices are exclusive of tax.
Cancellation and guarantee policy: Regarding reservations, there is no deposit taken. We only ask for a credit card guarantee. Guests can make updates to reservations at any time but please remember the hotels cancellation policy is 72 hours. If any reservation is cancelled after this time period then a one night penalty will apply.