Congregation Unconference

Celebrating its 11th year, CongRegation™ #cong23 (Nov 24-26), will return as a three day face to face event in Cong Village, Co Mayo, Ireland, with some joining in remotely under the theme of ‘Reality’.

Our individual and collective sense of reality varies greatly based upon our perceptions, experiences, beliefs and our blindspots.  Science has opened our eyes to new worlds at a microscopic subatomic level and at a universe wide canvas.  Technology allows people to exist virtually in new online worlds but politics religion have also long impacted on our views of reality.

One of the key components of CongRegation™ is the diverse background and thinking of attendees and this includes technologists, psychologists, business people, start up community, academics, visionaries, disruptors and sector specific from farming to manufacturing.

Tickets are earned via a submission on the theme which will be debated in virtual huddles on November 25th 2023 in Cong Village.  Have a read of the 2022 submissions on Purpose.

There are 9 different events over three days including workshops and social events.


  • Friday 24th Nov 2023: Night of Reality Stories Virtual Reality | Fiction | Philosophy| Ashford Castle
  • Saturday 25th Nov 2023: All day Unconference |4 Workshops | Poetry Open Mic | Skyviewing Session |Cong Village and Zoom
  • Sunday 26th Nov 2023: Geology Tour | Cong Area