Wayne State College


Big Dream Gathering Event

  • March 3, 2020
  • 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Frey Conference Suite, Kanter Student Center
  • Free and open to the public

The Big Dream Gathering is a fun and inspiring event that will help YOU to get clear on your dreams and goals...and get you the boost you need to make them a reality!

Big Dream Gathering

Hosted by Mitch Matthews, creator of the No. Huffington Post Podcast "Dream. Think. Do." and bestselling author of "Dream Job: Redefined."

For more information, please contact Trish Kolterman at trkolte1@wsc.edu.

Visit the Big Dream Gathering website

Big Dream Gathering events provide a fun, safe, and encouraging environment for people to think about their big dreams and ideas, write them down, and then get help to make those dreams a reality.

“Some people come knowing exactly what their goals are, but most people come to figure that out,” explains co-founder Mitch Matthews.

The Big Dream Gathering got its start in Matthews’ West Des Moines home in 2006, but now he travels around the country facilitating these inspiring events. Recently Matthews has led Big Dream Gatherings at the University of Wisconsin, Purdue, Arizona State University, and the University of Utah.

Over the years, all sorts of dreams have been posted and a number of success stories have come from these events too. One college student with dreams of becoming a photographer was able to score a Pulitzer-winning mentor. An elementary teacher was able to get the help she needed to send truckloads of school supplies to Africa. Others have started businesses and nonprofits while others have decided to go after “fun” goals like family vacations or skydiving.

“It’s been incredible to see what happens when people have a safe environment to think about their dreams and then get some encouragement to go after them,” says Matthews. “That’s why were so excited to bring the BIG Dream Gathering to Wayne State College.”

Matthews continued, “We all know the value of setting goals, but we rarely get the opportunity to think about our dreams and goals or write them down. Plus, it’s amazing to see what happens when people start to help each other out.”

Thanks to the support of the Wayne State College School of Arts and Humanities, the Wayne State College Athletics Department, the Wayne State College Student Affairs Office, the Wayne State College Career Services Department, the Wayne State College Foundation, and the Wayne State College Vice President of Academic Affairs Office, the Big Dream Gathering is coming here!

Matthews will give a keynote to kick off the Big Dream Gathering. He will share the story of the Big Dream Gathering as well as four key strategies for getting clear on your goals and building a plan to achieve them. Then everyone will have the chance to post some dreams of their own and encourage other dreamers too.