The program for BEYOND STORYTELLING 2018 is currently in development. It will feature key notes, 18 workshops, open sessions and a learning journey. We invited contributors from different fields and professions to share and explore how we can work with narratives to re-author futures in organizations and beyond:

Key Notes

Inspiring voices will share their visions and ideas in
working with stories in organizations and beyond. The keynotes provide inspiration, a shared language and serve as a kickstarter to spark conversation and exploration.


In the workshops we explore practical methods and
frameworks to work with narrative approaches in different fields . Experienced practitioners will provide insights into their toolboxes and assignments , providing a rich and deep field of experience for you to dive into:

Learning Journey

The learning journey forms the backbone of BEYONDSTORYTELLING and guides you through the conference. In short plenary sessions , we will experience the power of narrative and storytelling tools in a large group.

Stephanie Bachmair & Jacques Chlopczyk facilitating a part of the learning journey

Stephanie Bachmair & Jacques Chlopczyk facilitating a part of the learning journey

Open Sessions

The program also contains a slot for open, participant led sessions in which we will share, collect and harvest our experiences in working with stories. The topics of these sessions will be open
to the input of all participants to explore specific
questions , share experiences and deepen the networking.

This video is a harvest of an Open Session @BST17:


As in the previous year, we want to provide participants the opportunity to dive deeper into specific topics and approaches. Therefore, we will be offering two Masterclasses with our Key Note Speakers Joe Lambert and Sohail Inayatullah.

  • On June 7th, Joe Lambert will host a Masterclass on Stories Imagined – Scenario storytelling for Personal and Organizational Change with a focus on Digital Storytelling. More information on content, schedule and ticketing here.
  • On June 10th, Sohail Inayatullah will host a 1-day seminar on the CAUSAL LAYERED ANALYSIS – a proven, innovative and resourceful approach to re-authoring futures. More information on content, schedule and ticketing here.

For attendees to BEYOND STORYTELLING conference the tickets
are € 295 + 19% VAT. For participants that are not attending BEYOND STORYTELLING conference, the tickets are € 395 + 19% VAT.

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