Story Gatherings | Nashville, Tennessee

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What pushes you to create your next project? Curiosity. Curiosity is the root of courage. When we live in curiosity, we take risks, we push the limits, and we pioneer new territory.

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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. Join us for a Carnival of Curiosity on September 21st-22nd in Nashville, TN.

A look back at STORY 2016

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Matthew Luhn

Story Consultant and Writer with 20+ years Creating Stories at Pixar

MacKenzie Huynh

Creative Lead at Pinterest

Steve Spiegel

Executive of Story Development at Disney Imagineering

Brad Montague

Creative Genius behind Socktober, Kid President, and Founder of Montague Workshop

Miss Aniela

Surreal Fashion Photographer and Artist

Jason Jaggard

Author, Speaker and Founding Partner of Novus Global, an Elite Executive Coaching Firm for CEOs and Creatives

Jim Krueger

Legendary Comic Book Writer, Filmmaker, & Former Creative Director at Marvel Entertainment Group

Gillian Ferrabee

Director and Producer with 12 years of Experience at Cirque du Soleil

Esther Havens

Humanitarian Photographer and Storyteller

Branden Harvey

Digital Storyteller and Founder of the GoodNewspaper

Amber Rae

Author and Creative Catalyst

John Bucher

Award-Winning Writer, Futurist and Mythologist

Amena Brown

Spoken Word Poet, Storyteller and Author

Allison Fallon

Writer and Expert Creative Coach

Jason Romano

Producer at ESPN for 17 years

Sally Koering Zimney

Presentation and Creative Consultant

More announcements coming soon...

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Jeremy Cowart

Artist, Photographer, Entrepreneur, Humanitarian
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Rick Rekedal

Chief Creative of the Global Franchise Group at DreamWorks Animation
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Casey Neistat

Digital Storyteller with more than 2.5 million YouTube subscribers
hannah brencher

Hannah Brencher

Author and Founder of More Love Letters
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Brad Montague

Creator of Kid President
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Dan Goods

Visual Strategist for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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Joanne Cash

Legendary Singer-Songwriter
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Hank Fortener

Communicator and Founder of AdoptTogether
Sean Astin

Sean Astin

Actor in over 70 films (Lord of the Rings, Goonies, Rudy)
Kyle Cooper

Kyle Cooper

Founder of Prologue Films, leading VFX company
Tom Ryan

Tom Ryan

Former CEO of Threadless.com
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Ed Saxon

Producer of The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, etc
Esther Havens

Esther Havens

Humanitarian photographer
Ted Dekker

Ted Dekker

New York Times best-selling thriller author
Makoto Fujimura

Makoto Fujimura

World-renowned artist and author of Refractions
Isaac Rentz

Isaac Rentz

Video director for Blink 182, All American Rejects
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Sleeping at Last

Musical artist
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Micah Bournes

Spoken Word Artist
Charlie Todd

Charlie Todd

Creator of Improv Everywhere in New York City
Jason Fried

Jason Fried

Founder of Basecamp, author of Rework and Remote
David McFadzean

David McFadzean

Creator of Home Improvement, Roseanne producer
rich hurrey

Rich Hurrey

Character technical director for Pixar Animation
howard lichter

Howard Lichter

Global Director of Creative Outreach at Nike
scott harrison

Scott Harrison

Founder of charity:water
Donna Boyer

Donna Boyer

Chief product officer at Blurb.com
Rick Rothschild

Rick Rothschild

Senior executive at Disney Imagineering for 30 years
alexander chen

Alexander Chen

Creative director of Google Creative Lab
stephanie pereira

Stephanie Pereira

Director of Art Programs for Kickstarter
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Bobette Buster

Film prof at USC, story consultant for Pixar, Disney, etc
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Austin Kleon

New York Times Best Selling Author of “Steal Like an Artist”
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Scott Braut

Vice president of content for Offset.com at Shutterstock
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Tony Hale

Emmy Winning actor in Arrested Development and Veep
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Leagues

Nashville-based rock trio, one of Paste's top bands at SXSW
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Josh Boone

Director of The Fault in Our Stars
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Welby Altidor

Director of Creation at Cirque Du Soleil
Matthew Luhn is photographed on September 10, 2014 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

Pre-Conference Storytelling Workshop

with Matthew Luhn

Story consultant and writer with 20+ years creating stories at Pixar

Nashville \ September 20

STORY attendees come from companies around the world like...

"That event was amazing. Great people, great organizers, and the crowd there was amazing–like a super engaged crowd."

STORY 2016 Presenter

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Individual

Rate

Price until May 31

$299

until July 31

$399

until Sept 1

$499

until Sept 20

$599

at the door

$699

Group Rate

Per person for groups of four or more

Price until May 31

$249

until July 31

$349

until Sept 1

$449

until Sept 20

$549

at the door

$649

Individual Workshop + Conference Rate

until May 31

$499

Group Workshop + Conference Rate

until May 31

$429

Want the most unique conference experience possible?

Schedule

Wednesday

September 20, 2017

9:00am-5:00pm
Pre-Conference Workshop

6:00pm-9:00pm
Early Check-in / Reception

Thursday

September 21, 2017

9:00am-5:30pm
Conference Day 1

Friday

September 22, 2017

9:00am-5:00pm
Conference Day 2

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Schermerhorn Symphony Center

1 Symphony Pl
Nashville, TN 37201

What others are saying...

“What I didn't expect was the depth of story from the speakers who spoke not only to my work purpose, but my life purpose … To see these issues unfold on stage broke me in the best possible ways. You never know what to expect from a conference, and I never expected to experience a conference that spoke with such intention, such purpose.”

STORY 2016 Attendee

“I was expecting to learn about storytelling, but what I received was far greater than knowledge. I got soul fuel. And I had no idea how much I really needed that. After the first session of day 1 realized I had been running on fumes and not nurturing my spiritual/creative aspect. So I thank you a thousand times for that.”

STORY 2016 Attendee

“STORY was amazing and it’s still rocking my world….thank you so much for all of the hard work you put in to making it such an amazing and impactful experience. Our entire creative team had the opportunity to attend, and we’re all glad we did! Thanks for making a difference for us!”

STORY 2016 Attendee

“STORY was amazing and it’s still rocking my world….thank you so much for all of the hard work you put in to making it such an amazing and impactful experience. Our entire creative team had the opportunity to attend, and we’re all glad we did! Thanks for making a difference for us!”

STORY 2016 Attendee

“This conference was the absolute best conference experience in my 58 years…Practical applications to imagination left me with an understanding that integrated my work life and family life.”

STORY 2016 Attendee

“This is unlike any other conference I attend. It is just for me. This one is food for the soul and just the push a creative needs to go home and make something happen!”

STORY 2016 Attendee

“I am coming away from STORY more energized and excited about my own work than I have been in years. I can honestly say STORY 2016 has changed my outlook on life and art.”

STORY 2016 Attendee

“It's the only writing conference I've been to worth going to again.”

STORY 2016 Attendee

Hotels

Downtown Hilton

121 Fourth Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee 37201
Tel: +1-615-620-1000

Hilton Garden Inn

305 Korean Veterans Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37201
Tel: +1-615-251-3013

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Individual VIP Ticket

$895

You will receive reserved seating in any seat on the floor. Want to sit on the front row? Great. Prefer the aisle? Awesome. We will send you the venue map prior to our gathering so that you can choose your seat. This will be yours for the duration of the conference, no questions asked.

In addition to us reserving a seat of your choice, you will also be given access to the VIP Lounge where you will be able to fuel up with drinks and snacks throughout the day. This is your opportunity to have a private meet and greet with some of the STORY presenters, as well as continued mingling with the STORY team. Plus you will be giving a password for our private WiFi network.

To complete your experience you will receive special STORY swag that other attendees will not. You can expect for this to be some really great stuff, in typical STORY fashion.

Looking for the ultra-VIP experience?

Private boxes that seat 4

$2995

All of the above, plus a private box with a private entrance. Placement will be first come, first served. You don’t have to fill all 4 seats to purchase the box. Choose from boxes 20-26 and 29-35 on page 2 of this map.

14 available.

Premium boxes that seat 6

$3995

All of the above, plus a private box with a private entrance. Placement will be first come, first served. You don’t have to fill all 6 seats to purchase the box. Choose from boxes 18, 19, 36, and 37 on page 2 of this map.

4 available.

Large premium boxes that seat 16

$9995

All of the above, plus a private box with a private entrance. Placement will be first come, first served. You don’t have to fill all 16 seats to purchase the box. Choose from the group of boxes 3+4, 5+6, 7+8, or 9+10 on page 1 of this map.

4 available.

FAQ

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Partners

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Interested in partnering with STORY?

STORY would not exist or thrive without it’s incredible partners. Their collaboration and zest for serving creatives and the world enhances the STORY experience. If you are interested in exploring a partnership, please email [email protected]

Only the curious create. Claim your spot at STORY.

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