26th – 29th of June 2019

LINGENAU is a small village situated on a hill line between Austria and Germany. In a moment we were searching for a new and perfect conference location, it reached us like a mystic sign from the community in the shape of an undeniable invitation.

Undeniable, because Lingenau is more than a village. It is one of the first European Storytelling Villages, which invited us to organize the next Beyond Storytelling event around and within their community. What a tempting offer to go for new experiences and pursue new paths!

The road is clear

After our first two (non-) conferences in Heidelberg 2017 and Hamburg 2018 we didn’t want to be in bondage of a dominant scaling narrative. Instead we were searching for an additonal format that allows us to dive deeper into specific topics of our profession and provide to ourselves and accomplices in the field a free space to reflect, co-create together and inspire each other.

Therefore we are designing a small and delicate 4-day-research-format in LINGENAU/Austria 2019 as an exciting opportunity for all participants to dive deeper and expand their thinking and practices. So, the BST CAMP provides creative spaces and special encounters for practitioners and gives this years´ event an overall experimental framing.

With this lab, we also want to create impulses to reinvent the BST-conference and re-shape it for a return from 7th to 9th of May 2020 in BERLIN at Silent Green.

What to expect?

The STORY CAMP LINGENAU will be an open camp format, where we provide the frame – a principal structure with time blocks and logistics, enriched with units of orientation and reflexion – and the participants will draw the image. This means that we will not be constraining ourselves to a fixed agenda, but work all together filling a blank book with our co-contributions.

You can expect

  • Inspiring encounters with Story Workers from different fields

  • Self-organized workshops and deep-dive sessions

  • Unusual spaces to co-create ideas, prototype projects and get creative input

  • Get-togethers with local storytellers

  • A light, but carefully designed camp format

  • Three dinner to lean back, network, and just enjoy

  • A rural and decelerating surrounding

  • Bring yourself and co-create the event with us!

Target group

All people who work with stories. Who are curious to extend and re-define their field of work. Who are interested in making experiments and experiencing co-creation.

The STORY CAMP at a glance

What will happen?

  • The frame: The camp is organized within a stable frame consisting of a morning session and evening sessions in which we meet in the plenary.

  • The program: The program will be put together by the community on site. Every morning, we will host an open space marketplace, to gather and extend invitations to explore specific topics, ideas and questions related to working with stories in different fields. The camp is run through self-organized group work around specific topics to be proposed by participants.

  • The camp: Together we will make camp in the village. The camp locations will be spread in the village, offering spaces of different qualities and themes: house of change, house of reflection, house of storytelling and your personal space – wherever you want to make house.

  • The community: The community is made up by whoever shows up and the inhabitants of Lingenau. This at once creates a temporary field and an interaction with local and non-local narratives. Let´s get curious!

The Pillars of the Story Camp Lingenau 2019

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This is the registration page for the STORY CAMP Lingenau. Camp fee including 1) admission to the camp, 2) materials, 3) coffee, water and fruits at the plenary space and 4) dinner throughout the event is 320 € + VAT.

You can check out our terms and conditions here. You will also confirm them during the registration through our form or eventbrite.

In 2018 we conducted I nice interview to capture the spirit and aspiration of BST. If you are looking for more information about BST events and the attitudes and ideas behind working with stories in organizations, you can check out our pages for the conferences in 2017 and 2018 – and our reader on Re-Authoring Futures. For more information contact us at info (at) beyondstorytelling.com.

Additionally we have reserved a decent number of rooms in the village of Lingenau, which can be booked exclusively and directly by the participants. Room prices are around 60 € per day / inlcuding breakfast. Please communicate directly with Sarina Berchtold from the local Tourist Office – Mail: tourismus@lingenau.at or phone: +43-5513-6321 – to get options and prices for booking. Your code word is #storycamplingenau.


  • From June 26th – 29th 2019

  • Start & Opening: June 26th, 4 pm

  • End: June 29th: 2 pm

Registration for Participants:

  • You can use our registration form to enter your registration details. Payment via bank transfer.

  • Or go directly through eventbrite. Payment via eventbrite (credit card and others)

  • Please keep in mind that this camp format is kind will be closed after 40 registrations. First come, first serve!

How to get there
Lingenau is reachable through public transportation: from Bregenz in one hour, from Dornbirn in 30 minutes and also from Oberstaufen in 40 minutes


All photos shown on this site are under the copyrights of Roswitha Scheider