I recently got an invitation to attend the world's first virtual summit on the future of storytelling. Unfortunately I'm quite busy these weeks and therefore I'll not be able to attend. Nevertheless I'd like to share the event with some of you out there which may be interested to participate.
My current time constraint is also why I'll not going to write a lot now, and it's also the reason why my new post frequency is quite low at the moment. But hey, lots of unfinished, interesting stuff is in the drafts folder waiting to be published :)
So here are the details about the event (taken from reinventionsummit.com):
WHAT: This two-week virtual conference will focus on the power of the narrative to challenge assumptions and identify ways to change the world. Via webinar and online voice and video calls, business leaders and social change-makers will share best practices for creating and delivering stories that can help us to reinvent – as organizations and individuals.
WHO: Michael Margolis, president of Get Storied, has organized a list of speakers to present summit content and engage people across disciplines. Speakers include:
- John Gerzema, President BrandAsset Consulting, Young & Rubicam
- Tiffany Shlain, founder, Webby Awards, and doc/cultural filmmaker
- John Elkington, pioneer of corporate social responsibility/sustainability
- Nancy Duarte, author, Slideology and Resonate: Present Visual Stories
- Julien Smith, co-author, Trust Agents, pioneering podcaster
WHEN: Nov. 11 through 22, 2010 (with sessions recorded for playback)
WHERE: Online at www.reinventionsummit.com with costs starting at $11.11 and offering 30+ hours of content, online collaboration, and bonus downloadable materials.
WHY: Against the backdrop of the nation’s recession and quickly changing communications, many organizations and individuals experience the need to reinvent themselves, their campaigns, and their engagement strategies. A longtime storytelling consultant, Margolis focuses on the power of narrative — the most basic and emotionally resonant form of human communication.
Have fun and stay tuned for new interesting posts ;)