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Story Summit 2018


March 9-11, 2018
BANFF, Alberta
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Presented by AMPIA and The Banff Centre, STORY SUMMIT 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.


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.

What Type Of Content Creator Are You?

Technical Storyteller: Directors, Cinematographers, Sound Designers…


Registration Discounts Available for IATSE, DOC Alberta and Alberta Music Members.
How does the written story come to life on set and how do you build your production team and crew to successfully fulfill your vision? Here, we bring to you the top Hollywood technical crews who are working on award-winning blockbuster films and hit TV series.

Creative Content: Writers and Producers


Registration discounts available for ACIA members including the Book Publishers and Magazine Publishers.

What good is your content if you can’t get it made and how do you make your content stand out in the age of abundance? How do writers sell their work and turn themselves into smart business people? What are the new rules of Intellectual Property and how can you craft the best deal?

Learn from top content creators and distributors who are successfully developing, financing and selling their work, from screenplays, graphic novels, books and more!

Immersive Experiences, Including VR, AR and 360 Storytelling


Immersive experience, it’s not a trendy buzz word, but a lucrative method of storytelling and brand interaction with endless applications. Our experts will have you expanding your vision of how your stories can be told.


  • To Be Announced


Registration will open in November 2017.

The Premium Summit package includes all sessions, keynotes, lunches, receptions and choice of workshops on Thursday.
The Standard Summit package includes all sessions, keynotes, lunches and receptions. Does not include Workshops.
The Student Summit package includes all sessions, keynotes, lunches, receptions and one workshop on Thursday.

Story Summit 2017

Check out our presenters from last year here.