The Leadership Summit on Applied Storytelling

The Leadership Summit on Applied Storytelling is part of a two-year plan of activities in UK and the US organised by the Storytelling Academy at Loughborough University in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), the Montgomery College, the Story Center, Patient Voices, among other institutions. This first online event brings together five international Fellows and a small group of invited participants, working in academia, museums, NGOs and other cultural institutions, with a broad interest on Storytelling, and aims to create an space for interdisciplinary and interprofessional discussions. This group will work towards a collective vision for the future of applied storytelling, in relation to research, education and business, that will be published as a manifesto. There will also be other publications arising from the Summit as well as opportunities for building new collaborations and networking.

Programme –

DAY 1 Thursday 12th of November – 16:00 to 18:00 UK time Introduction: Marsha Meskimmon (Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies), Michael Wilson (Head of Creative Arts), Antonia Liguori (Lecturer in Applied Storytelling), Loughborough University Ruki Neuhold-Ravikumar, Acting Under Secretary for Education, Smithsonian Institution, US Elizabeth Galvin, Head of Learning and Digital Programmes, Victoria & Albert Museum, UK Group discussion

DAY 2 Friday 13th November – 16:00 to 18:00 UK time – DAY 2 William Uricchio, Professor of Comparative Media Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Professor of Comparative Media History at Utrecht University in the Netherlands Burcu Simsek, Hacettepe University, Turkey Michael Mason, Director, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, US Group discussion