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What is our crowdfunding campaign?

Crowdfunding is a way for people, organizations and charities to raise money without taking capital from investors, which often leads to a loss of control of the vision and core values. It is based on contributions (donated to the campaign housed on a platform, in this case, iFundwomen) by individuals like you, who support the cause of the initiative! Our goal is to grow The Get Together into the largest annual festival for those who identify as women, for the purpose of fostering a movement of empowered women, that empower women. Through the campaign, we will sell our first 50 tickets at a reduced rate (launching on Tuesday March 26th) as well as providing many other incentives to contribute. Money we raise through this campaign will help us sponsor tickets, to welcome individuals who otherwise cannot afford to attend, it will support paying musicians and artists, and will help us create the foundations for rapid growth over the next few years. We thank you SO much for your support.


Who can attend The Get Together?

Participation is open to all women identifying people, 19+ (inclusive of all assigned sex at birth).  The Get Together is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all of our community members.


I have a special dietary restriction, what do I do?

All meals are vegetarian, if you have another dietary restriction please feel free to write us at theannualgettogether@gmail.com


Will I be able to shower?

Yes! There will be portable shower units on site available for you to use.


What is the Saturday Swap?

From 1 - 3 on Saturday you will be able to lay down a blanket on the grass and trade or sell any of your goods. Think massive clothing, jewelry, home-made products etc. swap!


Can we bring children or teens?

The Get Together welcomes individuals that are 19 years or older at the moment! We hope to be able to accommodate children and teens in the future.


Will there be day passes available?

Because the festival is very much a collective, co-created experience, there are no day passes available.


Is there any chance the festival will get cancelled due to weather?

This festival will happen, rain or shine!


Who hosts The Get Together?

The Get Together is a collaborative project headed up by Founder Laura Sniderman and Co-Producers Taylor Wild and Maxine Shifrin (Founders of Brain Food Products) and Heather Allen. This project would not be possible if it were not for our huge team of core volunteers who graciously devote countless hours each week to bringing this vision into reality!


Where does The Get Together take place?

The Get Together takes place at The Evolved Life, located in Plattsville, Ontario, Canada. The Oxford Country region in which The Get Together happens each year has a rich history and is home to many rivers and lakes fuelled by natural springs.


Do I have to be a teacher? What if I don’t have any wisdom to share?

We get it. We too have felt that we had nothing to share, which is exactly why ‘wisdomsharing’ was born. To quote the great Marianne Williamson, ‘Your playing small does not serve the world - and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.’ Over the years we have connected with an amazing community of artists, chefs, entrepreneurs, dreamers, doers, thinkers and go-getters, all of whom have had something to offer. You too are one of these people, we promise. Wisdom comes in many forms - through tangible skill sharing, facilitating discussions, workshops etc. For example, ‘Wisdomshares’ from previous years have included discussions on privilege, nature hikes, ecstatic dance, bring your own book reading opportunity, indigo tie-dying, weaving 101, kombucha brewing, and so on. Here are a few of the different ways you can contribute to wisdomsharing.


Where and when do I submit my wisdomshare?

Once you register for The Get Together and choose how you want to wisdomshare (teach a workshop, volunteer, bring an art project to display in our onsite art gallery, or do a live performance), you will receive a welcome email with all the important next steps - including a form to upload your wisdomshare proposal, visuals and any accompanying promotional material. If you choose to teach a workshop you will be required to do some preliminary reading and to schedule a 20-minute Skype call with someone from our team to help you “workshop your workshop.” There is a hard deadline for the wisdomshare submissions, which we will share upon registration! If you do not submit your wisdomshare by the stated date, unfortunately you will not be able to offer a wisdomshare.


When and how do I sign-up for the wisdomshares hosted by my peers?

Once registration and wisdomshare submissions close, we will be creating “learning tracks” by grouping the wisdomshare workshops we receive into smaller groups of about 15 - 20 workshops. Each small grouping of these workshops will be considered a “learning track.” On a pre-announced day, we will launch the learning tracks on our website, at which point you will have the opportunity to sign up for one track and workshops within that track. This track will be your “home base” at the festival and you will only take wisdomshare workshops within the learning track you chose. Please note, that you may be teaching outside of your learning track (this is due to a unique way of scheduling wisdomshare workshops but we will let you know where you need to go, to teach.) Your mornings each day will be spend in your learning track (unless you are teaching), the afternoon’s you will be able to wander the festival and participate in any of the on-going activities.  


What if a learning track I want to be a part of is full?

Learning Track sign ups are first come, first serve and once the track is full there is little wiggle room. You are welcome to see if you can switch with another attendee however this must be organized amongst your peers. Please inform us if you switch tracks. Also if you are teaching a wisdomshare workshop, we will place your workshop into a learning track. This may or may not take place within your own learning track. You cannot change which learning track your workshop is a part of.


What if I want to attend but can’t afford a ticket?

We are offering a limited number of sponsored tickets this year for people who would love to come but have financial barriers. For those who apply, the sponsored tickets will be issued on June 1st. We also offer volunteer opportunities. Please contact us about these opportunities.


What does a ticket include?

The ticket to The Get Together includes a 3 night camping pass, access to showers and bathrooms, three nourishing daily vegetarian breakfasts and dinners, four full days of wisdomshare’s, daily morning rituals, and evening gatherings that include dancing, live music, singing, and more!


Can I bring my family with me?

Yes, but they must identify as a woman and be 19 years old and above.


Can I bring a pet?

We love pets! But sadly guests are not allowed to bring them (I’m sure nature will hook us up with some critter friends). We do of course, allow service animals!


Are tickets refundable?

The Get Together tickets are not refundable. They, however, can be transferred to other guests. Please contact us if you need to transfer your ticket to a different name.


Will I need to bring any money?

You may wish to bring some cash to purchase your lunches from our amazing local vendors, handmade goods from our Marketplace and possibly for The Saturday Swap (an opportunity to trade or sell your own goods). No ATM’s will be on site.


How can I become a vendor at the marketplace?

If you are interested in selling a product or service at our Marketplace, please contact us.


Can I bring drugs and alcohol?

No outside alcohol/drugs is permitted on-site.


What kind of food is served?

At The Get Together, we serve wholesome vegetarian and vegan food sourced by local farmers. Menu will be created by Brain Food Products, the Co Producers and Chief Food and Beverage Officers of The Get Together, Maxine Shifrin and Taylor Wild. Please be sure to notify us if you have dietary restrictions.


Are there opportunities to volunteer? How do I become more involved?

If you’re interested in supporting The Get Together experience, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us.


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