Experiential Storytelling

March 13-15

Convergence Track

The Experiential Storytelling Track investigates how new and experimental strategies are reimagining and redefining the creative methods used to develop cutting-edge narrative structures.

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Cirque Du Soleil:  Beau Lotto and Diane Quinn - Photo by Tim Strauss

Cirque Du Soleil: Beau Lotto and Diane Quinn - Photo by Tim Strauss

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Headsets Make us Throw Up

Does Virtual Reality really have to be exhibited in a headset? Join us to explore the immersive environments that allow 360 degree and VR content to be consumed by a collective audience. This panel will look at the limitations of headsets compared with live immersive experiences, advocating for development of ‘shows’ in VR, rather than just plugging in via a headset.

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Maps, Murals & Meaningful Moments

How can data analytics and visualization, local historical and ecological narratives, and temporary activations and murals in public space better engage and empower urban communities? The panel brings together experts that combine science and art to tell powerful local stories.

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Carolina Martinez

Carolina Martinez

Manager Mars Public Engagement


Wale Oyejide - Photo by Mark Thiessen/National Geographic

Walé Oyéjidé

Designer & Creative Director

Ikire Jones

SXSW 2020 Conference Speaker Annie Polland - Photo c/o speaker

Annie Polland

Executive Director

American Jewish Historical Society

2020 SXSW Conference Speaker Bora Yoon - Photo c/o speaker

Bora Yoon

Composer, Vocalist, & Performing Sound Artist

Lisa Brook - Photo c/o of speaker

Lisa Brook


Live Cinema UK

Delondra Mesa - photo c/o speaker

Delondra Mesa

Television Writer

Z Nation/Step Up: High Water

Edda Fields-Black - Photo by Emmai Alaquiva

Edda Fields-Black

Associate Professor

Carnegie Mellon University

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