IBA Global Showcase

25 Oct - 29 Oct 2021


Session information

Travelling along the Camino Way: searching for meaning and purpose in the company of the European Regional Forum, followed by a networking session

Thursday 28 October (0900 - 1100)



European Regional Forum (Lead)


The session time listed is British Summer Time (BST). This session will not be recorded.
The 75 minute session will be followed by 45 minutes of networking on the same platform. 
Each year hundreds of thousands of pilgrims (from many faith traditions and from none) set off from popular starting points across Europe to travel along the Camino Way on foot or by bicycle to Santiago de Compestela and Cape Finisterre in Northern Spain (otherwise known as the end of the world in Roman times). The Camino Way is not one but a network of routes many of which were established in the early Middle Ages all heading in the same direction. 

Over the last 50 years in particular travelling the Camino Way has become synonymous with a temporary spiritual retreat from modern life providing an opportunity to search for meaning and purpose in our lives.

As we slowly emerge from the collective and individual traumas of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Officers of the IBA European Regional Forum invite you to join them as we take a spiritual and virtual walk together “along the Camino Way”.

Our walk will begin with our Keynote Speaker, Julian Daizan Skinner, a Zen Buddhist Master in the Rinzai tradition, who will explore some of the meanings of walking “along the Camino Way” and who will look at the human requirement to seek meaning and purpose in life.

The keynote speech will be followed by two breakout sessions in which we will collectively explore some of the key themes of walking the “Camino Way”. In particular we will look at the importance of building community, sharing and connection both in our private and professional lives and with those who are near and those who are far away.

Please note that this is an interactive session taking place as a Zoom meeting.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

David O'Donnell Mason Hayes & Curran, Dublin, Ireland; Co-Chair, European Regional Forum
Christopher Owen N/A , London, England; Co-Chair, European Regional Forum


Julian Daizan Skinner Zenways, London, England