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

About the Experiential Storytelling Conference Track

 

While blending more traditional methods of storytelling with technology-enhanced media, audiences can explore new worlds and experiences.

Take a look back at Experiential Storytelling sessions from SXSW 2019 like Do it in a Dome! The Planetarium as an Arts Medium, Media and Entertainment for Autonomous Vehicles, PopUps: Designing for Emotional Experiences, and more.


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2019 SPEAKER HIGHLIGHTS

Gia Castello during the Entering the Multiverse: Creating Immersive Stories Workshop

Gia Castello

Entering the Multiverse: Crafting Immersive Stories

Chicas Programando

Lance Weiler - Photo by Kara Mosher

Lance Weiler

AI and the Future of Storytelling

Columbia University

Alice Wessen at the Reach Out and Touch Space session - Photo by Will Blake

Alice Wessen

Reach Out and Touch Space

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Yuliya Lanina and Carla Gannis during the Human Presence and Humor Make Us Better Story tellers session - Photo by Donny DeBruno

Yuliya Lanina and Carla Gannis

Human Presence and Humor Make Us Better Storytellers

Poulomi Basu at Blood Speaks: Agency, Voice and Gender - Photo by Kara Mosher

Poulomi Basu

Blood Speaks: Agency, Voice and Gender

JAPC

Nefertitti Jackmon during the Back 2 the Future: Storytelling in Virtual Reality session - Photo by Amanda Stronza

Nefertitti Jackmon

Back 2 the Future: Storytelling in Virtual Reality

Six Square - Austin's Black Cultural District

Steye Hallema - IDFA DocLab: Algorithmic Intimacy - Photo by Anthony Moreno

Steye Hallema

IDFA DocLab: Algorithmic Intimacy

The Smartphone Orchestra

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About the SXSW Conference

 

SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.

The SXSW Conference provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to participate, learn, and network. Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of entertainment, culture, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

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