WHAT IS THE HUMAN GATHERING?
We are a private membership community of well-connected leaders, including some of the most influential Founders, Executives, Scientists, Artists, Thinkers, Investors, Academics and Philanthropists in the world.
Each membership lasts for one calendar year. Specific membership benefits include: Access to our private member web portal with access to all class members. Your gathering class hardbound yearbook, a custom access card. Access to a gathering and individualized relationship curation. Our spring and fall gathering classes only have 150 members each. This ensures deep and meaningful connections between our members.
WHAT IS THE PROFILE OF A HUMAN GATHERING MEMBER?
Human Gatherin members are some of the most notable, remarkable people in the world. They typically don’t attend conferences or networking events unless they are on stage. They are successful, well connected and incredibly creative individuals.
Just a few of our members include:
- The CEO of an advertising agency that has offices in 100+ countries. They are generally considered to be one of the most sought after agencies on the planet.
- A New York Times Bestselling Author who is one of today's most well-respected intellectuals. They are changing the way millions of people think about critical topics.
- The Chief Technology Officer at a corporation that generates over $80 Billion a year in revenue. They are setting the standard for cloud computing.
- The Head of Design for a corporation that generated $10+ Billion in revenue, in 2019. They are creating groundbreaking products and initiatives every day, even some that are launching into outer space.
- A Founder who just sold their company for 9 figures. They owned 95% of the equity and are now going full time into venture capitalism. And they already co-own a fund with $2.5 + Billion under management.
- The Chief Marketing Officer for a company that generated $3.5+ Billion in revenue, in 2019. They have had a storied career running some of the most impactful, household name companies of the past 100 years.
All of our members are truly remarkable. But what makes them even more impressive than their resume’s and accolades is how they choose to live their lives. Our members did not climb to where they are by stepping on the heads of others. Rather, they built their lives and careers in the right way.
While our members are not perfect, they generally try to live their lives in a way that leads to a net positive impact for everyone around them. This is what makes our community so valuable for all of our members. We are the only community in the world with members of our caliber that values being a genuinely good person above all else.
When the right people, who share those qualities and values come together, extraordinary things happen. For our community, extraordinary is just ordinary. We strive for more. And we collectively impact the world, leaving a mark for generations to come.
WHY DOES THE HUMAN GATHERING EXIST?
Navigating our personal and professional lives can be challenging. Who can we trust? Who can we rely upon? Our Founders created The Human Gathering to provide a community of sacred trust, where individuals come together to support each other in their greatest dreams and overcome their darkest fears.
Simply put, we believe relationships really matter. And the right relationships make all the difference in the world. The Human Gathering community is a refuge from the hardships, challenges, and unknowns of daily life. Our members know they can trust each other. Alone, there’s no doubt that each of our members are extraordinary individuals. But together, they can do anything. In The Human Gathering community, nothing is impossible.
WHY WAS I INVITED TO JOIN & HOW DID YOU FIND ME?
Our Founders are incredibly well connected and dialed-in to the most important companies, projects and initiatives around the world. While many of our members find our community via word-of-mouth or through press coverage about our community, our Founders actively look for individuals who they intend to tap and invite to be a member. A significant amount of research goes into every invitation. If you are invited, our Founders have already studied your work. It means they believe you may be one of us.
Additionally, we have a "Refer a Leader" page here on our site.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BEING A MEMBER OF THE HUMAN GATHERING?
Our members gain access to any resource they require, through our unobtainable network of incredibly accomplished and well-connected individuals. For many of our members, The Human Gathering is the only place where they are surrounded by other like-minded people of their caliber - people they can trust.
Far more important than our member’s accolades is the fact that every single one of our members are first and foremost genuinely good people. Our vetting and curation process ensures this.
We believe that surrounding ourselves with the right people is the most important key to living the kind of life we want to live. We are achievers who are never satisfied. We strive on, with an unending desire to touch greatness and leave our mark on the world. We are the dreamers and the doers. And as a collective, there is no problem we can not solve.
Each membership lasts for one calendar year. Specific membership benefits include: Access to our private member web portal with access to all class members. Your gathering class hardbound yearbook, A custom access card. Access to multiple gatherings a year and Individualized relationship curation.
WHY DO I NEED TO APPLY?
Our application process is what has allowed us to curate such an incredible community of accomplished, trustworthy individuals. Every single member has gone through the application process. If you were invited to apply, you need to apply in order for our team to know if you are truly a fit. This community is not for everyone. We work very hard to make sure that no bad apples join. And as a result, every member is the type of person who you would love to have in your life. We do not have any bad apples in this community - only awesome apples.
WHY IS THE HUMAN GATHERING'S MEMBER LIST PRIVATE?
The Human Gathering community is unlike any other. We never leverage the names of our members in order to attract new members. Our Founders believe this would violate the sacred trust that our members have placed in us. It would also be distasteful. As a result, the names of our members are never publicly revealed.
IF YOU CAN'T PROVIDE SPECIFIC NAMES, CAN YOU DESCRIBE WHO YOUR MEMBERS ARE?
Yes. A few examples of who our members are include: The CTO of a corporation that generated $120+ Billion last year, The Heir to one of the largest sports franchises on the planet, The Head of all Digital for one of the largest entertainment conglomerates in the world, the Direct Descendant of an individual who worked with President Abraham Lincoln to free the slaves in The United States in 1863, a Prominent Philanthropist who has done more for 501c3’s than virtually anyone else, The Head of Investment for one of the most powerful private equity firms in the world, The CMO of a household-name corporation that has completely changed the way consumers interact with their media, The Head of Corporate Responsibility for a corporation with a market cap of $190+ Billion and many others.
HOW DO YOUR MEMBERS STAY CONNECTED YEAR-ROUND?
Each membership lasts for one calendar year. In addition to experiencing one of our annual gatherings, our members receive a hardbound book which contains the identities of the members in their class. This book is accompanied by a metal access card, displaying a password that is exchanged any time communication takes place. This password also gives our members access to a secret website, containing additional information about our members and community resources. Together, these items allow our members to identify each other, build relationships and stay connected, forever.
Our members also have the opportunity to participate in more intimate gatherings and experiences which are rarely talked about publicly. Many of these experiences are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. To see press coverage around one such experience, simply Google “Martha Stewart Global Seed Vault”. Coverage may be found in Fast Company, Page Six, Fortune, Afar, Bon Appetit, and other major publications. And since each membership lasts one calendar year, our members stay connected year-round.
WHAT ARE YOUR ANNUAL GATHERINGS LIKE?
Our annual gatherings take place at private estates around the world. Our Founders have designed each gathering to provide an environment where our members can connect on a deep level and form lifelong relationships. Over the years, we have learned how to engineer serendipity between members. We cap each gathering to 150 members.
All of us have attended conferences that lead to nothing but a stack of business cards that are thrown into a desk drawer or the trash. Our gatherings are the polar opposite of those types of experiences. Each gathering is completely immersive. Our members spend three days getting to know each other and participate in various activities that spur a deep human connection.
Our private chef prepares each meal according to our member’s dietary preferences. Our Storytellers come to connect with each of our members and are never financially compensated to be there. This is possible due to the relationship our Founders have with our Storytellers, as well as the sheer gravity and prominence of our community members.
WHAT DO YOUR MEMBERS SAY ABOUT THE HUMAN GATHERING?
Our members say things to us like: “I have a new best friend in my life, because of this community”, “I found a co-founder for a new company I want to start”, “I now have all the connections I need to make my biggest dream into a reality”, and “I’ve been looking for a community like this for over a decade and had almost given up on finding it”.
The Human Gathering community is incredibly special, to our team, our Founders and all of our members. Our members know they can trust each other. They get access to any resource they need, through their fellow members. And they are surrounded by like-minded individuals who inherently understand them, as well as the way they see the world. More than anything, we are a family first and foremost.