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Sixth Annual

Global General Gathering of Triple Nine Society
Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
October 9 to 13, 2014

(Columbus Day weekend in the US)

Be a part of the highest temporary local concentration of human intellect in the Universe, hear brilliant speakers, meet scores of your intellectual peers, get a job, hire a genius, be inspired to greatness, find your soulmate ...

Schedule of Events - Details


The cost to register this year:

  • $60 until April 30th
  • $70 until June 30th
  • $75 until Aug 30th
  • $80 until Sep 30th
  • $85 from Oct 1 onwards.

This includes the Saturday evening outdoor barbecue. It doesn't include your hotel room, field trips, or other meals and expenses.

To register and make a payment by credit card or Paypal, click here:

If you prefer to pay by check, make it out to "Triple Nine Society" and send to
ggg999 Registration
c/o Jon Miles
141 E 13th Ave
Escondido, CA 92025-5802

Hotel Information

We will be headquartered in the fabulous Doubletree Hotel by Hilton right in the downtown area.

The Doubletree is supplying free shuttle service to and from the airport. Just let them know when you are arriving.

The special hotel room rate is just $89/night plus tax (13%). Call 501-372-4371 and mention The Triple Nine Society to get this rate. This rate is good October 7 through 16. But you must reserve your room before September 16. You can also reserve your room online. Click here and enter TNS as the Group code in the right column.

But don't plan on spending a lot of time inside the hotel! This year we will get out and smell the roses!

Questions? Contact Clyde Snider, snide3@mac.com, 501-681-5577

Who's coming (corrections to ed@schreiber.org)

ggg999 2014

by Clyde Snider

Plans for ggg999 2014 are shaping up nicely. We will be headquartered in the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Little Rock. The hotel is just a couple of blocks from the River Market, Little Rock's entertain district. There is a trolley stop in front of the hotel that can take you to the River Market, The Clinton Library, and other points of interest. The hotel provides a free airport shuttle.

The star of the event, of course, will be the Clinton Library. The main problem is, with all the other great things that will be happening and the great speakers we will have, no one will be happy with the short time we will actually be able to spend in the Library; But that would be the case if we were to spend the entire time in the Library. The information available inside the walls of the center is vast. I hope everyone will consider ggg999 2014 as a chance to dip your toes into the water, then come back at a later date for the swim.

Pinnacle Mountain Hike

A challenging, strenuous three-mile loop over Pinnacle Mountain, led by Betsy Walli, Ph.D..
Friday morning. Details.


We are fortunate to have Dr. Melanie Eberle, the leading keratoconjuntivitis sicca specialist in Switzerland, making a special trip to Little Rock to speak to us. If you don't know what that is, the knowledge that Dr. Eberle is a medical consultant in Ophthalmology may give you a clue. Oh, I probably should mention that Dr. Eberle's husband, our own Dr. Thorsten Heitzmann, will be assisting in her presentation.

Little Rock is the home of the first school in the nation to offer a Master of Public Service (MPS) degree, the University of Arkansas Clinton School for Public Service. Students gain the knowledge and experience for careers in nonprofit, government, volunteer and private sector service, including “hands-on” projects on all six of the world's inhabited continents. The dean of the school, James L. “Skip” Rutherford will be on hand to relate to us how the school, along with The Clinton Foundation, is attempting to make this a better world.

What would be the chapter titles of your life story? Bryan Lundgren is a Triple Nine member and is published in Vidya. He teaches a "Storytelling for Shy People" seminar at Hope College located in Holland Michigan. Bryan has Master of Communication and Doctor of Education degrees.

A grateful appreciator of life and humor, Taibi Kahler originated the Process Communication Model® (PCM). He is an author, recipient of various accolades (e.g., 1977 Eric Berne Memorial Scientific Award) and honors (e.g., 2006 Intertel Hall of Fame), former advisor to President Bill Clinton and to NASA lead psychiatrist Dr. Terry McGuire in the selection and coaching of astronauts. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Child Development and Family Life, and a B.A. in English Literature, all from Purdue University. And he's a member of the Triple Nine Society.

One in every 33 babies in the United States is born with a defect. Charlotte Hobbs, M.D., Ph.D., a physician at Arkansas Children's Hospital is one of the nation’s leading birth defects researchers. She and fellow investigators are turning their attention to new fields of exploration – such as epigenetics, the study of changes in gene expression due to non-genetic factors – to unravel the causes of birth defects. Dr. Hobbs is director of the Arkansas Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention – one of the nation’s leading centers – and scientific director of the Arkansas Reproductive Health Monitoring System. This year, Hobbs and her colleagues are gearing up for the largest ever investigation of child health in the United States – the congressionally mandated National Children’s Study.

We will spend a couple of hours at the world headquarters of Heifer International. The goal of every Heifer project is to help families achieve self-reliance. They do this by providing them the tools they need to sustain themselves. Animals are the backbone of their work. They provide life-sustaining products such as milk, eggs, cheese, honey and wool. For each animal received, families agree to pass on the offspring of that animal to another person in need. In that act, families become the cycle of positive change.

We will enjoy a meal of Arkansas barbeque in an open pavilion in the heart of the River Market on the shore of the Arkansas River. Well, the sign says Memphis Bar-B-G, but it's the same difference! When he was away from Memphis Elvis used to have this stuff flown by chartered plane to wherever he was.

Sunday afternoon we will take a quick bus trip past Central High School (remember the 1957 integration crisis) and end up at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Emerging Analytics Center. Using virtual reality, this “first of its kind in the world” features advanced data visualization systems and a unique, campus-wide cross-discipline approach to help corporate clients, faculty researchers, and students with Data Visionary Solutions in the new era of BIG DATA. While there we will be addressed by the scientist who developed the technology, Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira.

Clyde Snider's walk-throughs on Youtube:
Hotel Lobby and Event Room
Barbecue Pavilion Site

See you in Little Rock!

Past Gatherings

Fourth Annual egg999
29 May to 1 June, 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Fifth Annual ggg999
August 30 - September 2, 2013, Denver, Colorado

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Third Annual egg999
May 31 - June 2, 2013, Paris, France

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Fourth Annual ggg999
August 31 - September 3, 2012, Woodland Hills, California

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Second Annual egg999
May 18 - 20, 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Third Annual ggg999
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 2-5, 2011

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Inaugural egg999 (European General Gathering)
London, England, June 3-5, 2011

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Second Annual ggg999
Berkeley, California, September 3-6, 2010

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Program and Videos

Inaugural ggg999
Denver, Colorado, September 4-7, 2009

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Program - Pictures - Videos - Slide shows - Report - Kudos

About Triple Nine Society: triplenine.org