Storytelling for a better society

The Power of Storytelling 2013

Humans are narrative creatures. We explain our lives, businesses, countries, values, and choices through stories. In this age of information overload, well-told, well-written, and well-produced stories are essential to keep communities alive, and reflect common humanity.

Now in its third year, The Power of Storytelling conference will teach participants how to build better stories in order to better communicate, create emotion, and transform audiences. The conference is aimed at those who want to tell better stories, whether they come from a journalism, communication, business, or NGO background.

If stories bring people closer, if they connect, if they create emotional bonds, does that mean they can help create some kind of personal and, who knows, maybe even societal change? If stories can be a force for good as a society examines itself and sets course for the future, what are the best practices and tools needed to create impact? These are some of the questions the conference will explore with the help of great speakers:

Chris Jones – an award winning writer-at-large for Esquire, and a contributing editor for ESPN: The Magazine
Cynthia Gorney – a contributing writer for National Geographic and a contributor for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Harpers and Sports Illustrated
Jacqui Banaszynski – a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter who now holds the Knight Chair in Editing at the Missouri School of Journalism and is on the visiting faculty of The Poynter Institute
Jens Lekman – songwriter, adventurer and retired bingo hall employee
Mona Nicoară – documentary film director, producer and writer
Tom Junod – has been a writer-at-large for Esquire for 16 years

Registrations can be done online and the participation fee is 125 Euro.
Date: 5 October 2013, from 9 am till 6:15 pm
Venue: Pullman Hotel (World Trade Center), located at 10 Montreal Square, Bucharest
Organised by: Decat o Revista magazine