7th Edition, Bucharest
October 20-21, 2017
Radisson Blu Hotel
Oct 20-21, 2017 Registration

7th Edition, Bucharest

October 20-21, 2017

Radisson Blu Hotel

Our world is in turmoil. Wars are looming, anxieties are high, disparities and divisions are everywhere. Most of the stories told about our situation today are stories of chaos, of fear, of unwanted change.

But stories shouldn’t build fences, draw borders, or push people away. On the contrary. In 2017, our speakers will show us how to best explain the troubling realities of our age, how we can give a voice to those who haven’t been heard, how we can reaffirm our humanity through stories, and how, by learning about one another’s struggles, we can come closer.


One of our most distinguished line-ups ever, our 2017 speaker list includes Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, Academy Award nominees, winners of National Magazine Awards, World Press Photo awards, and one MacArthur Genius Fellow. Here are some of them:

Jacqui Banaszynski

Tom French

Sarah Stillman

Murray Nossel

Paul Browde

Nikole Hannah-Jones

A weeklong festival

We are going larger and bolder - the conference is moving to a bigger venue, and we’ll be hosting connected events throughout the week of October 16-22: exhibits, screenings, book launches curated by DoR, and more.

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Speaking in 2017

Line-up subject to change. Scroll to see all speakers

The PoS experience

A packed week

Inspirational talks, workshops, screenings, book signings and many surprises

Superstar speakers

Network with our impressive roster of guests, get their books (and get them signed)

A creative world

Watch exhibits and screenings, experience interactive moments, browse our shop, and have fun

Stay story-sharp

Check out our curated feed of storytelling goodness on Facebook


Watch talks from previous years on topics ranging from personal stories to marketing

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Questions? We've got answers. E-mail us at pos@thepowerofstorytelling.org.


Co-Hosted by

LATERAL is a design & technology studio based in San Francisco, with presence in UK and Romania. They are long-time collaborators of DoR and returning as sponsors of The Power of Storytelling.

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