Story Gatherings | Nashville, Tennessee

An Uncommon Creative Community

About STORY and Harris III


STORY 2017 is a two day conference for makers, creators, and artists who tell stories in a variety of mediums, industries, and settings. From canvas and screens to classrooms and stages, STORY is for storytellers of all kinds. Part instruction, part inspiration, you’ll be challenged and stretched by innovative talks and unique performances. You’ll meet new friends and connect with leading creative practitioners, but even more, you’ll be challenged to become a better storyteller.

What makes STORY unique in the world of conference is that STORY attendees have a natural bent towards impacting and influencing the cultures in which they live, work, and play. Our tribe is not just about telling stories for the sake of entertainment, but they understand that great stories are what influences the minds and hearts of others, and ultimately, change the world.


About Harris III

Harris "the Third" is an award-winning illusionist, communicator and the founder of the Istoria Collective, a production company that champions the art of storytelling. He is also the director and curator of the STORY Conference, a gathering designed by creatives, for creatives.

His art of storytelling has opened doors of opportunity for Harris as a respected communicator to conjure up words of inspiration at concerts, conferences, and in multiple video productions. Harris has been called upon by Elvis Presley Enterprises to create custom presentations for Graceland, asked to deliver creative messages at fundraising events at venues like the Southwest Airlines Corporate Headquarters. He is also a popular TEDx speaker.

More than a magician, this master of misdirection knows how to attract an audience and hold its attention. From spot-lit stages throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and even the Middle East, to the exclusive, members-only club of Manhattan’s Soho House, Harris’ illusions has captivated spectators in an unusually wide variety of live venues, films, and television appearances.

Beyond the stage, he has been asked to assist in the production of large-scale events. Here, he has found a sweet spot for his talents in curating production elements that may be seemingly impossible. His background as an illusionist assists in creating incredible experiences of audiences of any size.