For 2013, GTS was on April 5-7 at the UCLA Conference Center and the cost was $200/night (two nights).
Friday: carpool up to the retreat location arriving in the afternoon/early evening. Share our innovation papers and our problem papers with each other in the evening.
Saturday: Share "tricks of the trade". Brainstorm on the topics people want to discuss in the rest of the retreat, vote on which topics people want to cover to determine what are the top 4-6 "hot topics", and then break out into small group sessions on those hot topics. In the afternoon, enjoy some free time by taking a walk around the lake, going into town for shopping, playing a game at the center or by taking a nap! In the evening small group facilitators share what their groups came up with.
Sunday: Create action plans and task forces to carry out the action plans. Depart after lunch.