At the Festival you will have the opportunity to discuss your thinking so it is important to be prepared! This is not a formal presentation or a speech.
Rather, it is an opportunity to share your philosophical thinking with students from around Ireland, as well as professional philosophers and the public.


  • Practice briefly explaining your title, thinking and conclusions.
  • Consider any questions which could arise from your work.
  • Talk to people about your project.
  • Be open to “disruptive” ideas and alternative points of view.
  • Listen, discuss and contribute to other people’s thinking in a constructive way.
  • Present yourself neatly and be welcoming.
  • If you are in a group, make sure every member has the opportunity to take part and contribute to discussions.