Conference on Digital Storytelling in Obidos, Portugal - June 27 2009
International Digital Storytelling Conference to be held in June 2009.
The event will be held at the Conference Center in the beautiful town of Óbidos (www.obidos.pt), some 80 km north of Lisbon. Download the flyer for event.
The State of Digital Storytelling
Nearly 80 countries worldwide have been introduced to Digital Storytelling. The massive growth in the last few years has demonstrated the strength of this distinct new genre of communication, originating from a group of California practitioners associated with the Center for Digital Storytelling. At the same time, countless practitioners have expanded and adapted the core philosophy and methods to explore many new and provocative areas of application, from using stories in mobile communication, to integrating digital stories into curriculum, awareness campaigns, and public policy advocacy.
The conference is open to the public. Digital Storytelling facilators, educators, academics, communications professionals, technologists, and enthusiasts are expected to attend from throughout Europe, with guests from the U.S., Australia and Africa expected to attend.
This one day International Conference will be organized to in two sections, with panel discussions followed by questions. The morning panel will address applications of digital storytelling in service to various communities including youth, immigrants, small towns, and healthcare. The afternoon panel will focus on innovations in digital storytelling form and its connection to broadcast, mobile technology, and Web 2.0 applications. The conference will hold a pre-reception on Friday, June 26, and an evening screening festival of digital stories from around the world. Download Conference Program.
If you plan to attend both Friday night and Saturday, an €80/US$110 fee for meals and registration processing will be charged to conference attendees, if you only plan to attend Saturday, the fee is €55/US$80.
To register, visit the Registration Site , Visa and Mastercard, PayPal accepted.