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. Get to know our key noters for 2018:


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 structure and dramaturgy of BEYOND STORYTELLING and guides us through the conference. In plenary sessions, we will experience the power of narrative and storytelling tools in a large group.

Carefully crafted, the learning journey fosters dialogue, conversation, networking and the transfer and harvesting of the individual and collective learning.

Together with the open sessions, the learning journey invites all attendees to connect, explore and shape the conference together.

Open Sessions

In the open sessions, we invite all attendees to bring in their topics and questions and invite others to contribute and explore these topics together. Loosely based on Open Space, we will host up to 8 sessions.

The Open Sessions were one of the highlights of BEYOND STORYTELLING 2017 and we are sure they will be this year:

This video is a harvest of an Open Session at BEYOND STORYTELLING 2017.


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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Program Thursday // June 7th, 11:00 – 18:00

Masterclass with Joe Lambert: Stories Imagined – Scenario storytelling for Personal and Organizational Change

Program Friday // June 8th, 09:30 – 19:00

Welcome Coffee

10:00 Opening // Opening & Learning Journey Part 1

Key Note – Sohail Inayatullah

11:45 Workshops 1 // 6 parallel Workshops:

13:15 Lunch Break

14:15 Afternoon Program // Learning Journey Part 2

Key Note – Chené Swart

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 Workshops 2  // 6 parallel Workshops:

17:30 Break

18:00 Harvesting the Day

Harvesting the Day // Open Table // Closing Day 1

19:00 Dinner & Party

Program Saturday // June 9th, 09:00 – 17:00

09:00 Opening // Opening & Learning Journey Part 3

Key Note – Joe Lambert

10:00 Open Sessions

Collecting of Topics // Open Sessions // Harvesting

13:00 Lunch Break

14:00 Workshops 3 // 6 parallel Workshops:

15:30 Break

16:00 Harvesting the Conference

Learning Journey Part 5 // Closing of Conference

17:00 End

Program Sunday // June 10th, 09:00 – 18:00

Masterclass with Sohail Inayatullah: Re-Authoring Futures with the Causal Layered Analysis

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