Story Summit 2018

March 9 – 11, 2018
Banff, Canada – The Banff Centre


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Story Summit, presented by AMPIA and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, in partnership with Alberta Government & Alberta Film, addresses story, technology, and the sustainability of media content.

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Story Summit 2017, presented by AMPIA and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, addresses new approaches to story-telling, innovating with technology and creating sustainable and innovative production and business models of media content. This gathering of North American media, entertainment and content creators brings together the most forward thinking and knowledgeable industry professionals to share their experiences and ideas. Participants will gain the knowledge and understanding to enhance their creativity, transform their businesses, and engage technology to expand and share content on new digital interactive multi-platforms. Story Summit 2017 is a must attend event designed for content creators, filmmakers, content owners, producers, directors, writers, gamers, visual effects artists, distributors, educators and students.  This gathering will encompass keynote speakers, panels, case studies, interactive workshops along with ample time to network and meet current and future colleagues and partners.

Story Summit brings together creators and technology to further creativity, careers and the future of digital media. This unique three day gathering allows participants a place to connect with  international experts on the cutting edge of digital media, to connect with their peers and further connections, the tools and knowledge to move careers forward – all in the beautiful setting of  Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Immerse yourself in the learning, knowledge and creative inspiration of Story Summit.

“Thank you for including me in this year’s event. Now, to work hard for another year…maybe I can have 1 Billion views by next year ;)” –Aaron Bidochka

“Thank you for having me! I had a blast!”Céline Tricart

“I had a great time, it went by so fast but really enjoyed it.” -Dylan Pearce

“This was a BRILLIANT event! For a small, remote place and first time Summit it packed a hell of a punch.” -Denise Quesnel

Watch, listen and learn about the past Story Summit presentations, panels, and discussions:

Conversation with Mitch Dubin, SOC, Dave Thompson, SOC, and Steve Fracol, SOC, presenters from Storytelling Through the Lens discuss what is the job of the Camera Operator.


For Story Summit Questions, please contact

Colette Switzer
(780) 944-0707 x.3