There are many other gatherings out there that each have their own regional character.  Our model came from the Backtracks gatherings, and here the current ones in the West (tell ’em we sent ya!):  Winter Count, Woodsmoke, and Rabbitstick in Arizona & Idaho in Feb, July & Sept.   The Acorn Gathering near Santa Barbara, CA in March.  Between the Rivers Gathering in NE Washington in May.  Sharpening Stone near Grants Pass, OR in late May.
Earthknack south of Denver, Colorado in June.   Echoes in Time Gathering near Salem, Oregon in July.   Elements Gathering near Springville, CA in July.    Saskatoon Circle Gathering in North Central Washington in September.