pathways conference


The National Storytelling Conference brings together National Storytelling Network (NSN) members, as well as individuals and organizations from the community, who are interested in the art and application of storytelling. Members and non-members present material appealing to attendees’ variety of interests and developmental needs.


"...Where paths that have an affinity for each other intersect, the whole world looks like home..." Herman Hesse


In 2015 we will gather in America's heartland -- Kansas City, MO, the site of NSN's new home – for our first hometown conference! Where our paths cross, we find and celebrate common ground; we examine our options and choose the next steps of our journey. Pathways provide opportunities to view new horizons and make new discoveries, explore new perspectives and make new connections…and find our way home.


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National Storytelling Network (NSN) is offering Next Generation Conference Scholarships to young adults interested in using storytelling in their respective fields. Recipients of the scholarships will be paired with others at the conference that will act as guides and resources during the conference.


Who May Apply: Adults ages 18-30 (graduated or no longer attending high school), interested in using storytelling in their respective fields, i.e., education, psychology, museum educator, environmental educator, healing arts, law, religion, business, theatre, freelance storytelling, etc.


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Deadline for applications: May 26, 2015



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