STORY 2017 – The Key Takeaways

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Recently, we developed the 30hands Storyteller Web App because we believe that stories are an integral part of learning. After all, stories help people connect with lessons and ideas in an enjoyable and easily understandable manner, allowing them to remember important points better. STORY follows that same principle. The conference, which was held last September 21-22 in Nashville, Tennessee, was geared towards storytellers, artists, and other creatives who use stories as a platform to trigger change in the world. The premise of the conference was for both instruction and inspiration, and participants were challenged to exercise creativity through their medium of choice. Using the art of storytelling to teach lessons is nothing new. In fact, the Huffington Post says narratives have served as tools to transmit messages even before writing started. To understand better, consider the relationship between an abstract and a technical subject. For example, Tootsa presented the idea that math and arts can be combined together to introduce complex concepts to children, proving that creativity is not on the opposite side of the fence of hard sciences. What STORY sought to do was not dissimilar, in the sense that it encouraged storytellers and artists to hone their craft so they can present elaborate ideas effectively to their respective audiences. The speakers at STORY 2017 are among the leaders of the creative industry today. The roster included Matthew Luhn, a story consultant and writer, who has over 20 years under his belt of working at Pixar; Steven Spiegel, an …