Meeting of the Minds


Gonstead Meeting of the Minds-XX

October 21-22, 2023 (Saturday-Sunday)
Northwestern University of Health Sciences
Bloomington, MN

*Check back for 2023 details


Gonstead Meeting of the Minds-XIX
"Chiropractic Instrumentation"

October 15 - 16, 2022 (Saturday-Sunday)

Seminar takes place at Cleveland University
10850 Lowell Avenue Overland Park, KS 66210

Dr. Carl Cleveland III will give Saturday morning’s opening remarks at the Meeting of the Minds this year. Listen and watch carefully as he takes us through his family’s personal relationship with Dr. Gonstead!

(Doctors: On this page you will find specific information about the meeting, the current topic, speakers and meeting schedule. You can also register here and see hotel and airport suggestions.)

Speaker Line Up

Steve Agocs, DC
Ed Carr, DC
David Fowler, DC
Josh Lawlor, DC
Kyle Mayer, Electrical & Software Engineer
Chris Meyer, DC
Brittany Sedar, DC

This annual event is sponsored by the GCSS and takes place each fall on various chiropractic college campuses. The purpose of the Meeting of the Minds is to create a forum for a serious discussion about specific aspects of the Gonstead System. Each year the meeting has a different topic with guest presenters, speakers, panels, and research updates. The formal meeting convenes Saturday through Sunday, with several doctor/student activities scheduled on Friday afternoon and evening.

CE Credits
Up to 12 hours of CE are available in select states with your attendance at MoM for re-licensing. (Verify your state’s eligibility with GCSS)

The following states have been approved as of 08/30/2022 Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming. This list will be updated as states are approved.

Who Can Attend
The Meeting of the Minds is an opportunity to learn from many of the Gonstead system’s most accomplished doctors and other experts. Because it is a participatory event, MoM is open to GCSS Fellows, Diplomates, Diplomate-candidates, and Gonstead chiropractors who have been in practice at least 20 years. However, if you have between 10 and 19 years in practice and are not yet a Gonstead Diplomate you may attend Meeting of the Minds ONE time. Attendance at future meetings requires a Diplomate Application.  Membership with the GCSS is not a pre-requisite. For more information, contact GCSS.

Register now for this great weekend or by E-mailing, or by telephone. Domestic callers use the toll free 888-556-4277. International callers should call 831-476-1873.

Gonstead College of Fellows Annual Conference
The Fellows will meet on Friday, October 14 between 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm in Cleveland University's Administrative Conference Room 3006. For questions or comments regarding the College of Fellows please email

Friday Night Free Student-Masters Workshop
The traditional and popular GCSS workshop begins at 5:00 pm on Friday. Doctors will share their years of expertise with students—the next generation—and local chiropractors honing their skills. Everyone is invited to attend this complementary workshop and Pizza Party that follows.

Diplomate Program
There will be No Diplomate testing at MoM. Testing will take place during the Gonstead Extravaganza weekend.  Pre-arrangements for testing are required. Learn more about the GCSS Diplomate Program by visiting the Diplomate page on this website. For questions and more information about the program, contact Dr. Lydia Dever, Diplomate Committee Chair at 404-886-2300 or View the Diplomate Application Packet.

If you would like to make suggestions for future conferences or make comments regarding Meeting of the Minds, please contact Committee Chair Dr. David Fowler at


$325 without CEU’s/$400 with CEU’s (registration before October 1)

$375 without CEU’s/$450 with CEU’s (registration after October 1)

Three easy ways to register:

1. Write a check payable to GCSS and mail to 1280 17th Ave., Suite 101 Santa Cruz, CA 95062
2. Pay with credit card by calling or emailing Michele at 888-556-4277 or
3. Register here with PayPal.

For registration questions or assistance please call 888-556-4277 or E-mail

Local Airports:

Kansas City International Airport (MCI)
1 International Square, Kansas City, MO 64153
(816) 243-5237

Hotel suggestion:

Extended Stay America-Overland Park-Metcalf
7201 W 106th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212

Reservations: Call 913-642-2299 select Zero (0) when the automated attendant answers. Use group code "GCSS" to receive the special rate.
King bed suite: $97.19
Group rates are available until 9/14/2022