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The BIG Dream Gathering has inspired countless people to dream, plan and connect! Learn about its humble beginnings.


“It was so important for me to hear Mitch Matthews because he helped me to exceed my potential and capture my dreams.  He was the best speaker I heard in my 4 years of college!  Bring him to your campus!”

Megan Reiss – Drake University

“Mitch Matthews is a phenomenal speaker and delivers a message no one else out there is doing.  I left the BIG Dream Gathering with more connections, drive and excellent than I’d ver had!  It filed my desire to work hard and follow my dreams!”

Amanda Boleyn – University of Iowa

“Mitch Matthews was fabulous due to his relevance at this crucial time in our lives.  Mitch’s kind heart and inspirational words really went far!  I received very positive feedback from everyone I spoke to after the event!”

Stephanie Simko – University of Connecticut

“Mitch has an unbelievably uplifting way of laying out the specific strategies you need to accomplish your big dreams and goals!”

Corinna Weller – Clemson University

“What Mitch brought to our campus was certainly great content, but more importantly he moved the meter – as it relates to transforming our culture to one that inspires people to do more, do better and actually do their best!”

Susie Sterns, Director of the Career Center – Grand View University

“Mitch and the BIG Dream Gathering are great for a college campus because they give students, faculty and the community an opportunity to learn from and inspire each other in a setting where they are all on the same level as dreamers, free from the traditional hierarchy of an educations institution.”

Allie Born, Director – John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center

“Mitch is great!  Never a dull moment!  He’s unlike any motivational speaker I’ve ever seen!”

Zac Hanson – St. Cloud State University

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