CongRegation Celebrates 10 Years on Purpose
CongRegation (www.congregation.ie) #cong22, the annual mind mesh unconference, marks its 10th year with a return to Cong Village, Co Mayo from Nov25-27th under the ‘Purpose’ theme.
Attracting attendees from all over Ireland and overseas the event will see over 100 people earning their entry via a submission on the topic and debate it in small face to face huddles spread throughout Cong Village.
The event kicks off with a night of ‘Purpose Tales’ in Ashford Castle on Friday 25th November, followed by the all day unconference on Saturday 26th. Saturday evening will see a variety of social events from a poetry open mic, sketch crawl to purpose workshops. The event will finish with a social event in Cong Woods on the Sunday of that weekend.
In order to earn a ticket each attendee submits a 600 word article, via the website, outlining their own unique perspectives, thoughts and experiences on the theme of ‘Purpose’, all of which are published on the event website. These submissions form the basis of the presentations on Saturday November 26th in small huddles of 10-12 people. Each huddle is chaired and attendees are given 10-15 minutes to share the insights from their submission followed by a group discussion. The huddles rotate 4 times giving all attendees the opportunity to present and meet as many of the other attendees as possible, in a peer to peer environment.
“This is probably the most challenging topic to date” commented event organiser Eoin Kennedy. “For some people they only consider their purpose when faced with life or death situations, for others its their guiding principle while many businesses see it a central part of their culture. Debating of this topic echoes back to the early philosophers yet it remains elusive and rarely given the airing it deserves, despite its importance. Exploration of Purpose can be unsettling, highly motivating and most certainly deeply personal. As each attendee captures their thinking in the submissions in advance of the weekend in November it means they are more open to informed debate and questioning. Outside of the rich and stimulating discussions the event also forges deep and serendipitous connections, due to the informal presentation style and social locations used for the event.”
CongRegation is a free event and would not be possible without the generous support of its sponsors Blacknight Solutions, Mayo.ie. MKC Communications, ICBE Advanced Productivity Network, Grow Remote and Common Purpose.
All the submissions to date can be viewed on the website. Submissions are now being accepted via the online form https://congregation.ie/submit-entry/
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