We offer several opportunities to gather in-person around the themes in The Porch. Retreats, Festivals, and other magic are available.


We host two festivals each year - the Movies & Meaning Experience in Asheville, North Carolina April; and the New Story Festival in Austin, Texas, in November. Click the festival names for more information.


Retreats of between two days to over a week are available, often co-led by The Porch founder Gareth Higgins. Click here for more information on weekend retreats, and here for information on our longer retreats in Ireland, in which we take a deep dive into learning about peacemaking on the inside and out.