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The 2013 FoST Summit featured twenty-two visionary speakers, but we know you were only able to sit in on roundtable sessions with three of them. So, we’ve decided to bring the speakers back for a weekly series of conversations via Google Plus Hangouts. These conversations are open to the public and free to watch, so we encourage you to invite your friends and colleagues. The Hangouts will be professionally facilitated, in many cases by the same facilitators who helped guide the discussions at the summit.
FoST’s Virtual Roundtable series kicks off on January 8th at 12:30 p.m. EST with Robert Wong, Chief Creative Officer, Google Creative Lab. The following schedule lists the speakers and topics that will be featured over the coming months:

Robert Wong
Chief Creative Officer, Google Creative Lab
Bridging the Gap Between Art and Tech

JAN 15
Shannon Loftis
General Manager, Xbox Entertainment Studios
Gaming and the New Art of Approachable Immersion 

JAN 22
Tim Pool
Phone-and-Drone Journalist and Activist; Producer, Vice
Citizen Journalism in the Age of Social Media

JAN 29
David Murphy
President, Team Detroit (Principle Agency for Ford)
Brands as Broadcasters

Jennifer Aaker       
Professor of Marketing, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Using Story to Separate Signal from Noise

FEB 12
Candice Faktor
General Manager, Wattpad
How Mobile Is Transforming Reading and Writing

FEB 19
John S. Johnson
Founder and Executive Director, Harmony Institute, and Cofounder, Buzzfeed
Measuring Media’s Impact

FEB 26
Scott Snibbe
Interactive Media Artist
The Future of Interactive Music

Corey May
Director of Scriptwriters, Alice/Ubisoft
Playing the Story through Game Design

MAR 12
Alexis Lloyd
Creative Director, New York Times R&D Lab
The Internet of Things

MAR 19
Sherwin Siy
VP Legal Affairs, Public Knowledge 
Copyright Law in a Digitized World

MAR 26
Jaime Robinson
Executive Creative Director, Pereira & O'Dell
Collaborative Storytelling through Audience Engagement

Felix Barrett
Creative Director, Punchdrunk (Creators of Sleep No More)
Audience Immersion in Interactive Theater

APR 9 
Tom Perlmutter
Chairperson, National Film Board of Canada 
Audience Engagement in the Age of Interactive Cinema

More Virtual Roundtables will be announced soon. Check the Hangouts page on our website for updates and more information. 

The third-annual Future of StoryTelling Summit will take place in New York on October 1 & 2, 2014. After the success of our sophomore event, we are thrilled to be expanding the program to a full two days. Special alumni registration will open in February, with discounted tickets available exclusively for those who attended in 2013 and/or 2012. More details coming your way in January!

Check out some of our favorite moments from this year’s FoST Summit in the official video reel for 2013. Want to see more?  We’ve added a page of Video Highlights to our website, which includes performances by Freestyle Love Supreme and Manual Cinema, video coverage from the Story Arcade exhibit and Story Crawl, and other memorable footage from the event. Enjoy!
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