The Power of Storytelling (PoS) is an (un)conference built on the idea that well-crafted stories connect people, heal wounds, inspire, lead, and create change.
This year, we’re focusing on how good storytelling can change our understanding, and our perspective. The writer Joan Didion said we tell stories in order to live. They are a tool to make sense of the world around us, but also of our own identities, and our place in our communities.
In other words, we are the stories we tell ourselves.
In this era of disinformation, division, and distrust, all of us – journalists, artists, communicators, change makers of all kinds – can use better storytelling to rewrite the exiting narratives, and craft a better, more inclusive and more connected future.
Our amazing 2018 speakers includes master narrators who have changed the landscape of audio storytelling, reshaped our understanding of inequality, challenged our intuitions about what it means to take creative risks, and provoked our assumptions about how we collaborate with our communities – fans, buyers, members, consumers.
is the host and co-creator of S-Town, one of the world’s most famous podcast, with over 70 million downloads.
is a conversation innovator in journalism, and the CEO of Hearken, which she started to help the public have more power.
is an expert in telling stories to push social change. His latest book, Unsafe thinking, was published in April to great reviews.
is a world-renowned Swedish designer, and founder of Dollar Street; she uses visuals to help explain the world and its inequalities.
is an audio wizard, and one of the producers of The New York Times podcast sensations: The Daily, and Caliphate.
is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, an archive junkie and researcher, a scholar of cinematic storytelling and memory.
Line-up subject to change. Scroll to see all speakers.
Inspirational talks, workshops, screenings, book signings and many surprises
Network with our impressive roster of guests, get their books (and get them signed)
Watch exhibits and screenings, experience interactive moments, browse our shop, and have fun
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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Ciprian Morar – CEO Lateral
Amy O’Leary – Editorial Director at Upworthy
Anca Ungureanu – Director of Marketing and Communications, UniCredit Bank
Supported in part by a grant from the Foundation Open Society Institute in cooperation with the Public Health Program of the Open Society Foundations.