Narrative Summit 3: Stories That Change

Narrative Summit 3: Stories That Change
Event on 2017-06-20 08:00:00
The Narrative Summit is back. Following the success of our inaugural event in the Bay Area last November, join us on June 20th for the 2017 Narrative Summit, “Stories That Change,” to explore living narratives that animate organizations and societies. This one-day event will be held at The Robertson Theater, The University of San Francisco’s Mission Bay Conference Center. Pre-register today and save. The day will be fully catered and ends with a cocktail reception. Courage. Commitment. Change. It’s the process of change that challenges organizations and nations most today. Using stories to make plans together, as well as to entertain and inspire, is the basis of a new responsive economy that runs efficiently and and fairly. The courageous leader or courageous brand manager must commit to live the story they tell, taking constant feedback, learning from the audience to incorporate changes into the product, service or story they offer. The Digital Narrative Alliance created the Narrative Summit for people who want to be leaders in their narrative field, their company, their market or the world. Come to the show to begin your journey to masterful storytelling. Understand. How stories must evolve and the role of change in ongoing engagement with your market and community and how to amplify your effectiveness. Learn. How relationships define narratives and often the future of a company. Get a better understanding of who you are and how your story will evolve and endure through time. Be challenged. Join a team of fellow brand storytellers as you’re challenged to produce compelling stories in 30 minutes or less from unexpected points of view. Best Practices. Takeaway lessons from experts that can be applied immediately in your organization. Break out. Expand your mind and body to its full storytelling potential with group impromptu exercises that bring complete strangers together to rely and trust each other while crafting real-time narratives. Get a deeper understanding of how the storyteller within each of us functions under pressure. Be part of the community that forms over the course of a day. Conference Agenda 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Breakfast Meet your fellow attendees over a fresh breakfast. 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM: Story Performance and introduction to the day. Hosts: Mitch Ratcliffe, Managing Partner, The Digital Narrative Alliance (DNA), and Sourabh Kothari, Director of Narrative, DNA Aaron Loeb, Playwright & President of Studios and Live Services, Kabam! 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM: Keynote: Courage Across Every Story – Aaron Loeb, President of Studios and Live Services, Kabam! An accomplished playwright and librettist recognized by numerous awards, Aaron Loeb also pioneered mobile gaming with Electronic Arts and Kabam!, which partners with Marvel Studios. “Constant interaction with the audience has absolutely prepared me for the world of live-service free-to-play games,” he told DICE Europe. “There’s also a huge difference in the tools you use. Videogame writing is often very technical. They take on different meaning based on when and how you see them.” Aaron will address telling a story without a static conclusion. Richard Okumoto, Adjunct Professor, SJSU and UC Longbeach 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM: Cognition & Storytelling –  Richard Okumoto, Adjunct Professor at San Jose State University & Cal State University Long Beach – As he completes his Ph.D. at Queensland University of Technology, veteran financial and business executive Rich Okumoto, is exploring how society uses stories to exchange knowledge and establish trust. The evolution of mission expressed through stories provides important feedback about the shape of a society or organization, more now than ever. Ricci Victorio, President, Victorio Consulting 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM: Improv & Group Leadership – Ricci Victorio, President, Victorio Consulting. Executive coach and storyteller Ricci Victorio introduces the concept of practiced improvisation in organizational settings. Blending theater and management theory, Victorio’s firm has worked with organizations around the world to refine their use of stories in establishing shared mission and trust. Attendees can participate in improv training during the breakout sessions in the morning and afternoon. 11:20 AM – 12:15 PM: Improv Experience & World Café The Victorio Consulting team will lead two sessions of improv-for-managers training. If you’d prefer to dig into a focused topic of discussion, join the World Café in the main room. Would you like to lead a focused discussion about a topic? Please email sourabh.kothari@narrativealliance.com. 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM: Lunch (Speaker TBA) Louie Psihoyos, Director, The Cove & Racing Extinction 1:15 PM – 1:55 PM: Translating Narratives Into Movements – Louie Psihoyos, Director, The Cove and Racing Extinction. Photographer and Academy Award-winning director Louie Psihoyos broke one of the biggest stories of ocean preservation with his film, The Cove, which documented the slaughter of dolphins each year by Japanese fishing fleets, and has painted faces of Manhattan landmarks with projected images of endangered sea life in support of his 2015 film, Racing Extinction. Psihoyos will discuss the use of storytelling to create cause-based movements, hopefully in time to save the planet. Scott Burns, Producer, An Inconvenient Truth, Writer, The Bourne Ultimatum & The Informant! 2:00 PM – 2:40 PM: Edge Cases – Bringing Attention Where It Is Needed – Scott Z. Burns. Scott Burns is preparing the follow-up to his Academy Award-winning collaboration with former Vice President Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth. An accomplished screenwriter talk about the use of story to bring edge topics, from the decimation of the environment to the alienation of marginalized peoples. 2:45 PM – 3:40 PM: Improv Experience & World Café The Victorio Consulting team will lead two sessions of improv-for-managers training. If you’d prefer to dig into a focused topic of discussion, join the World Café in the main room. Would you like to lead a focused discussion about a topic? Please email sourabh.kothari@narrativealliance.com. Tom Bedecarre, Cofounder & Chairman, AKQA, and Stanford DCI Fellow 3:50 PM – 4:45 PM: Speaker Roundtable – Tom Bedecarre, Chairman & Cofounder, AKQA, and Stanford DCI Fellow, leads a roundtable discussion with speakers about the future of story as advocacy and narrative engagement with audiences and communities that are emerging from digital networks. Silicon Valley advertising pioneer Tom Bedecarre will put a bow on the day, tying together threads from the talks and experiences presented in a conversation with speakers and the audience. On-stage: Louie Psihoyos, Scott Burns, DNA founder Dave Toole. 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM: Review, Wrap-up & Next Steps – Before the cocktails flow, the Digital Narrative Alliance team provides a recap of the Narrative Summit and the DNA’s mission, upcoming events, and new projects for 2017. Learn what’s next, so you can be part of it. 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Cocktail & Conversation Wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres, and new connections. End the day in conversation with the growing DNA community. Register now to attend the Narrative Summit: Stories That Change on June 20, 2017. The event will take place at the University of California San Francisco’s Mission Bay Conference Center.

at UCSF Mission Bay Mission Bay Community Center
1675 Owens Street
San Francisco, United States

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