Story Gatherings | Nashville, Tennessee

We came curious.
We left inspired.

STORY 2017 is a two day conference for makers, creators and artists who tell stories in a variety of mediums, industries and settings.

September 21-22, 2017 • Nashville, TN


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

AJ Hassan

Executive Creative Director at R/GA

Louis Richardson

Chief Storyteller, IBM Watson Customer Engagement

Miss Aniela

Surreal Fashion Photographer and Artist

Rich Correll

Legendary Writer, Director, Creator and Producer

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

Lori McCreary

President of the Producers Guild of America

Amber Rasberry

Executive Director of Production & Development for Laugh Out Loud Network

Gillian Ferrabee

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

D.T. Slouffman

Executive Producer and Showrunner of 21 Production USA

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

Josh Lazar

Brand Experience Director & Alignment Strategist

Danielle Bennett

Writer, Communicator, and Spoken Word Artist

Sally Koering Zimney

Presentation and Creative Consultant

Liz Vice

Music Director and Artist

Laura Youngkin

Producer and Activist

Stephen Proctor

Experience Designer and Co-leader of The Radial Conservatory

Bethany Haley Williams

Founder and Executive Director of Exile International

Stu G

Vocalist, Guitarist and Songwriter

Antionette Carroll

Founder, President and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab

And more...

Seriously! Some events may say there's more, but we actually add more speakers and one-of-a-kind experiences right up to the start of each STORY.

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

STORY 2016 Presenter


Schermerhorn Symphony Center

1 Symphony Pl
Nashville, TN 37201

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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

This workshop is SOLD OUT except for VIP ticket holders.


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

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



September 20, 2017

Pre-Conference Workshop

Early Check-in / Reception


September 21, 2017

Conference Day 1


September 22, 2017

Conference Day 2

An Evening of Stories & Songs
(Separate Ticket Required)



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].