Project Lead is the first ever officially recognized VGOC gathering. It was held at the house of Li on June 22-23, 2004. Prior to the event Li conducted significant research on the food and activity preferences of VGOC members, some two months before the event took place.
The party was not originally known as Lead, but simply as "Li's Party". The name was subsequently assigned to the gathering after the foundation of the VGOC website on Bluwiki due to its special significance.