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Storytelling to Move the Needle

2023 Global Conference

Storytelling to Move the Needle

Tuesday, May 2, 2023
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Garden

For millennia, storytelling has been a means of communication—to teach lessons, share history, and spur change. Science has shown that a good story causes the release of a cocktail of chemicals in the brain that produce empathy and connection, making storytelling a formidable tool for advocacy. In modern times, globalization has allowed what were once localized stories to reach increasingly wider audiences. Today, one person’s narrative has the power to impact millions around the world. This session looks at how we can utilize storytelling to advance broader social, civic, and corporate change. Learn how one person’s story can introduce new ideas, motivate movements, and tackle some of society’s biggest challenges. Join us to be inspired, while also diving into strategies to spread ideas, advance activism, and deepen human connection.

Rachel Goslins
Executive Director and Chief Creative Officer, Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream
Ronan Donovan
National Geographic Storytelling Fellow, National Geographic Society
Halim Flowers
Artist, Activist, and Author, "Mind Over Matter"
Jordan Fudge
Producer and Founder, New Slate Ventures
Geena Rocero
Author, Producer, Director and Trans Rights Advocate