FoST SUMMIT

June 3-4, 2020 • NYC
Summit 2020

We're once again poised to bring together an intimate group of creatives and C-suite leaders across media, marketing, technology, the arts, and beyond to explore how tomorrow’s cutting-edge technology and storytelling techniques will effect today’s most critical issues and trends. With our signature blend of intimate conversations with the world’s most innovative thinkers and doers, hands-on workshops, and mind blowing experiences, 2020’s programming will focus on how to arm the next generation of creatives and marketers with the skills they need to build empathy, inspire action, and enact change.


At FoST, we believe that people coming together around positive shared narratives can be an important catalyst for tackling the most pressing challenges of our time. If we are going to save humanity and our planet, we need to rally the world’s best storytellers to craft new, powerful narratives and find innovative ways to share them. This is our FoST Summit theme for 2020: Better Stories for a Better Future.

About the Summit

The Future of StoryTelling Summit is an intimate, invitation-only event that gathers a stimulating mix of thinkers and practitioners from diverse fields who are shaping the art, science, and business of storytelling in the 21st century. In the spirit of participation and inspiration, the FoST Summit aims to break the fourth wall and make attendees a vital part of the event.

In addition to opportunities to network and form new relationships with important influencers and creators, our unique, curated programming includes:


ROUNDTABLES
Intimate conversations with Fortune 100 leaders, brilliant technologists, marketing visionaries, and renowned academics

WORKSHOPS
Hands-on creative sessions in which participants can acquire new skills

EXPERIENCES
Exhibits featuring the world’s best immersive storytelling projects and technologies, and memorable performances by groundbreaking artists
2020 Lineup
More to be announced!
2020 FoST Summit Trailer

2020 FoST Summit Trailer
Why FoST Summit?

Are you an innovator looking to redefine how stories are told and shared? Then you should be attending the Future of StoryTelling Summit! Here's why:

Join an Unparalleled Community
Limited to just 600 attendees, the FoST Summit is an exclusive gathering of creators, marketers, and technologists looking to define the future of the storytelling landscape. Everything at FoST—from conversations and workshops to meals and performances—is organized to help you make new connections and broaden your personal and professional networks.

Enjoy Intimate Access
Some of the world's most brilliant thinkers, creators, and technologists lead our roundtables and workshops. Done on a small, intimate level, these sessions allow you to get to know and interact with our speakers and instructors in a way you don't at other events.

Gain Practical Insights
Learn about the trends that are disrupting traditional media and creating unprecedented opportunities for individuals and businesses.

Hone Your Skills
In our hands-on workshops, you'll have the opportunity to learn vital storytelling skills—everything from coding and VR storytelling to improv and drone photography—that you'll want to take back and share with your colleagues.

Make Valuable Connections
The FoST Summit is where storytellers come to make deals, find funding, and make their business and creative dreams come to fruition.

Get Inspired
Take in some of the world's most innovative storytelling projects and technologies in our Story Arcade exhibit, and have your mind blown by one-of-a-kind performances from the FoST main stage.

Give Back
Learn how you can use your talents to help solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.

FoST is amazing, the format, the energy, and the vibes were off the charts...there is only one conference better than TED, and that’s FoST.
Kevin Schaff
CEO, T3 Media
It’s Khan Academy meets Cirque du Soleil!
Marvin Chow
Global Marketing Director, Google+
FoST is the most intoxicating and incendiary mix of people and ideas that I’ve ever come across.
Felix Barrett
Founder & Director, Punchdrunk
FoST is simply the best conference I've ever attended
Ted Schilowitz
Futurist, 20th Century Fox
Partner With FoST

The world’s top brands work with FoST, hungry to connect with an influential community of creative change-makers and experience next-generation stories and technologies. FoST partnerships draw from the same principles that drive our Summit programming: we curate conversations that spark ideas and innovation, build community through experiences that amaze and delight, and connect communities through hands-on interaction. A partnership with FoST has the power to foster creativity and innovation, connect you with new collaborators, and shift cultures within your organization. 

Summit Partnerships
  • Establish a Presence at the Summit

    Co-create a custom presence at the Summit with our FoST curators to connect with Summit attendees, drive conversation, and showcase your brand’s thought leadership and innovation to an influential audience.

  • Educate and Inspire Your Team

    Attending FoST will equip your team with the inspiration and strategies needed to speak to audiences in new ways, best practices for telling stories, and insights to stay ahead of the curve.

    Case Study: Procter & Gamble

  • Celebrate Creativity and Innovation

    Demonstrate your brand’s commitment to creativity and innovation to a community of emerging and established creators working across platforms.

  • Connect with Best-in-Class Creators and Business Leaders

    Multi-hyphenate storytellers convene each year at FoST, hungry to experiment with new technologies and innovative ways to create and distribute stories. Capitalize on this atmosphere of interactive learning and inspiration by inviting our influential community to interact with your brand or products, build new connections, and gather valuable feedback.

    Case Study: Microsoft Sway

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