Voices of Change
Storywork in Activism, Education,
and Public Service
Sixth International Digital Storytelling Conference - September 25-27, 2015
Principal Venue - Smith College, Northhampton, MA
(along with associated Five College Consortium Campus venues)
Announcing The 6th International Digital Storytelling Conference
Call For Papers and Presentation Proposals
We invite you to join us in Massachusetts this fall for an amazing
gathering of digital storytelling professionals, academics, youth and
activists. The conference is hosted by Smith College and the Five Campus
Consortium (Smith College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College,
University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Amherst College). This will be
the first time the International Conference will be held in the Western
Hemisphere, and we are thrilled to have an opportunity to bring the
international community to the United States.
As we have watched the events of the Fall of 2014 in the United States
unfold regarding issues of race and social justice, we wanted the
conference to reflect the current events by focussing on a principal
theme of Youth and Activism. Our goal is to hold a one day youth summit
in conjunction with the 2.5 day academic and practitioner conference.
The hope is that a portion of the Youth Summit will be integrated into
one event. In addition, we will be inviting an exploration of any number
of additional themes including the use of Digital Storytelling in
public health, curriculum, intercultural and international education,
service learning, sustainability and the environment, heritage and
memory, participation and social inclusion, as well as new and
innovative forms of participatory media.
The conference will host various events in its structure for inclusion
of diverse perspectives and voices. While there will be a formal process
of juried paper presentation sessions for academics, we will also
provide space for practitioners from community settings to present. We
will work to have exhibition opportunities for individual digital
stories, as well as a number of ancillary workshops, special events, and
exhibitions to be held in the period surrounding the conference.
Call for Papers/Presentation and Panel Proposals<http://storycenter.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7cb31b041b8db5e634bdc43ab&id=aac1991a6b&e=4b7f48b1d4>
The conference invites proposals for academic papers that discuss
digital storytelling and its theoretical, social, and cultural contexts.
We also invite proposals from digital storytelling practitioners
interested in reflecting on their work in community-based participatory
media. All presenters are encouraged to show examples of digital stories
within their allocated 15 to 20-minutes presentations.
Deadline for Abstract Submission: March 31, 2015
Conference Registration<http://storycenter.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7cb31b041b8db5e634bdc43ab&id=2a2db93f6d&e=4b7f48b1d4> and Program<http://storycenter.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=7cb31b041b8db5e634bdc43ab&id=ab29bfebb4&e=4b7f48b1d4>
Conference Registration will open March 11 with an updated program.
For information: visit Contact Page<http://storycenter.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7cb31b041b8db5e634bdc43ab&id=6572597ad3&e=4b7f48b1d4> or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference co-sponsors include:
The Center for Digital Storytelling<http://storycenter.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=7cb31b041b8db5e634bdc43ab&id=a2261db764&e=4b7f48b1d4>
StoriesforChange.net (with support from MassImpact)<http://storycenter.us7.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=7cb31b041b8db5e634bdc43ab&id=0b0e06355e&e=4b7f48b1d4>