Arrival in Ashford Castle with a registration reception where attendees will pick up their name badges and get a chance to network with a complimentary glass of champagne to lighten the mood.
Presentations will then begin from 20:00 PM sharp, attendees will be directed to the private cinema where we will be kickstarting this year’s CongRegation with an evening of community stories from the worlds of business, psychology, media and creativity.
The evening will close off at 22:00 PM and will be followed by informal networking events happening all around the village of Cong over drinks and live music.
It's time to relax, enjoy a drink and get your networking skills on. To help you get to know each other better we will have a fun workshop in Danaghers.
This is an excellent opportunity to introduce yourselves to fellow attendees and prime yourself for tomorrows huddles.
Registration will open at 09:00AM sharp and attendees are invited to network among themselves and enjoy refreshments while waiting to recieve their name badges and event schedule.
Eoin Kennedy will officially open Congregation with a warm welcome and explain the running order of the day, answer any questions in regards to huddles and will brief the attendees.
Three talks per huddle moderated by the chair. 10 minutes per presentation followed by Q&A. You decide when and where you present.
Enjoy a coffee or take a relaxing stroll around the scenic village of Cong. Or catch up to that speaker you didn't get a chance to finish talking to and prime yourself for the following session.
Next three presentations guided by the chair. 10 minutes each followed by 5 min Q&A.
It's time for lunch - your schedule will guide you to your lunch spot in Cong! Enjoy a healthy meal with a dose of coffee whilst discussing today's events so far! Don't forget to share those interesting moments with the rest of humanity on social media and show them what they missed out on!
3 presentations followed by Q&A. 10 minutes per presentation followed by 5 minute Q&A.
The day is nearing to a close, take a deep breath and enjoy a quick coffee before you head to your last huddle! What a day it has been, give yourself a pat on the back for making it this far.
It's the last huddle, take notes, ask questions and share your ideas and thoughts if you haven't done so already. We are exploring an joint ideas session/mini hackathon challenge.
Gather in the town square and put your best smile on! Eoin Kennedy will address the group and you'll get to be apart of this years group photo!
You've made it! Now off to Ryan's Hotel for some casual drinks and an evening of informal networking and idea sharing! Thanks for joining in for this years Unconference Conference!
Enjoy a traditional Irish dinner among friends whilist going over any topics or themes you found interesting. Share and tweet away on social media of how it all went!
Building on last year's poetry session we are no extending to a 30 minute open mike session for all budding poets.
Finishing Congregation with a bang and style we've decided to teach you some new musical skills! Join us at Danaghers Pub for an evening of music, refreshments and networking! Sean McGrath will guide us through this years instrument - the Ukulele.
Led by Derval Dunford who will guide you to 'Be the tree' and breathing techniques including a hangover cure.
Say your good-byes, it's been an exciting, thrilling and insightful weekend for us all! We hope you've enjoyed it as much as we have and have picked up a few things along the way! Look forward to see you next year.