Story Gatherings | Nashville, Tennessee
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Come Curious.
Leave 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 • Nashville, TN

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.

Speakers

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 are actually adding more speakers and one-of-a-kind experiences right up to the start of STORY 2017.

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

STORY 2016 Presenter

Rates

Individual Tickets

Price until September 20

$599

at the door

$699

Individual VIP Tickets

Includes reserved seating, exclusive VIP Lounge access, private WiFi login, and special STORY swag.

$895

Group Rate Tickets

Per person for groups of four or more

Price until September 20

$549

at the door

$649

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

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Schermerhorn Symphony Center

1 Symphony Pl
Nashville, TN 37201
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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 Box

Seats 4 people

$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.

Only 11 remaining.

Premium Box

Seats 6 people

$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.

Only 4 remaining.

Large Premium Box

Seats 16 people

$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.

Only 4 remaining. 

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.

Hotels

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

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

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

8:00pm
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].

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