Sydney International Storytelling Conference 1-3 June 2018

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                          Weaving Stories Together                                     Sydney International Storytelling Conference

1-3rd June 2018 

Theme: Nourished Through Stories

This biennial conference draws participants, presenters and performers from all Australian States and territories as well as international countries. The conference program has a balance of performances and educational workshops to promote cultural exchange and develop the art, skills and application of Storytelling in a wide context of settings.

Presently, it is the only International Conference held in Australia that has a main focus on the the tradition and practice of Oral Storytelling. The Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW) who are the organisers and hosts of the conference are committed to preserving and promoting this significant art form and its relevance within many areas of education, health, welfare and artistic performance

The conference will offer 16 professional development workshops that focus on:

  • Development of storytelling skills and techniques 
  • Storytelling in Education - Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Adult
  • Storytelling for building community – seniors, youth, church, business etc 
  • Storytelling for healing and well being 
  • Oral history and historical storytelling
  • Storytelling and culture  
  • Storytelling for Leadership

Who should attend the conference?

  • All who use storytelling in work, entertainment or pleasure
  • Primary and Secondary classroom teachers of Drama, English, Literacy
  • Early Childhood educators 
  • Adult educators 
  • Oral historians and Librarians 
  • Counsellors and Health and Welfare workers 
  • Public Speakers and Business Leaders
  • Parents, grandparents and community groups 

proposals for posters

There is still room to contribute to the main program by submitting a poster

What is the Poster Session? It is a one hour session on Saturday before Dinner. It is a great opportunity to share your professional storytelling knowledge and research or information about a special storytelling project and meet others who have a belief in how we can be 'Nourished Through Story'.

The poster session will take place in an informal marketplace atmosphere where people will have an allocated
space to display a poster with information about a storytelling project, storytelling topic of interest or research.
The presenters stand with their posters and people move around and talk with the presenters about their topic or view a
demonstration  or listen to a story. It is like a stall at a market place except it is more intimate and you would
engage with different people as they move from poster/demonstration on to another. The presenter may also have
brochures or artefacts to support their presentation. Examples of Poster sessions could be about a project in a school, community, prison etc. It could be about cultural or historical storytelling. There is a wide area of storytelling topics of interest. - Poster guidelines here

  Submission form - closing date – April 30th 2018

Further information contact Conference Convenor- Christine Carlton

Registration open - with aN   early bird   ending on April 30th 

 Register now for a discount of up to $100 off the Full conference rate.


Scroll down for programs  of our last two conferences.


Programs:Sydney International Storytelling Conferences 2014 & 2016