Convo Court – an exciting new Wild Goose Festival concept!
It’s designed to promote intimate programming spaces where people gather around a topic.
We’ve been exploring ways to make the Goose more personal, more conversational, and more interactive. Convo Court is big move in that direction. It’s our hope that this “experimental” concept will enlarge the co-creator community AND will turn the communication path on its side – facilitating richer insight and deeper connection – community. We believe it may also form the basis for us to extend the Wild Goose experience to other locations.
How It Works
Convo Court (formerly “Convo Hall”) is a 3-tent compound on the “plateau” where a number of small group conversations take place simultaneously. In 2018 when we debuted this concept, it was set with nine, five-foot round tables. In 2019 we increased that to twelve tables. For 2020, we’re changing “Convo Hall” to “Convo Court” and spreading out a little into three adjacent tents.
Each convo is limited to ten people (including facilitator), is 50 minutes in length, and is usually scheduled in two separate time slots – one on Friday and one on Saturday – so everyone gets two opportunities to present. Repeating allows larger impact and makes it possible for word of mouth to create a buzz about the upcoming repeat presentations.
We’re excited about how this can bring people together in small groups with genuine interaction and conversation around specific topics – and how it serves as a way to get to know others in the community.