On April 27th, 2017, Story Lab will host a one-day workshop on storytelling. Bringing together educators, activists, journalists, scholars, artists, entrepreneurs—our inaugural Story Lab Certification Workshop will be an opportunity to convene practitioners from a wide array of professions, fields and disciplines to talk about, reflect upon, and critically engage with the phenomenon of storytelling.
The morning session will feature a keynote from Jon Jarvis, former Director of the National Park Services, followed by a general discussion of Story Lab’s and the workshop’s aims; the afternoon will feature three break-out working group sessions, each focusing on a specific aspect of storytelling theory and praxis:
1. arts and new platforms for storytelling (digital, social/new media, VR, commercial branding);
2. storytelling, media, activism (storytelling for social transformation, but also future of journalism and news platforms); and
3. public storytelling and institutional/educational practices (public science narratives, policy and persuasion, higher-ed, K-12 and community-facing storytelling).
Our concluding hour will be a chance to further discuss ethical implications of teaching storytelling, and to collectively develop a ‘best practices’ for doing so.
Space is limited, so please email email@example.com to register.