ConGregate 2025

ConGregate 11

July 11-13, 2025
Winston-Salem, NC
Downtown Marriott & Embassy Suites

ConGregate 2025

Greg 8 under a palm image

Geek Summer Vacation!

Join us in 2025, as we celebrate with our theme: "Geek Summer Vacation!" 

What is ConGregate?

ConGregate is a completely volunteer run, science fiction convention (conference), held in the Winston-Salem, NC. We host a fair amount of interactive programming, in addition to traditional programming (panel discussions, concerts, costuming, short film festival, and charity events). The interactive nature of our con allows fans an opportunity to interact directly with the guests and other fans. In other words, we offer a lot more than just a large exhibit hall filled with vendors and guests.


At ConGregate, we pride ourselves in trying to provide an inclusive environment, and fully support all guests and fans, equally, regardless of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, religion, or national origin.

(Also -  see our Harassment Policy and the Con Chair's note on diversity

Hawaiian Shirt Friday

Each year, Congregate remembers contributors that we have lost from the science fiction and fantasy world. The tradition began in memory of Aaron Allston, who was well known for his love of Hawaiian shirts. We encourage everyone to wear a Hawaiian shirt on Friday, July 11. 


ConGregate will be at the Downtown Marriott (main con hotel) and the Embassy Suites in downtown Winston-Salem, NC.