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Story Summit 2017


February 23-26, 2017
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.

Which 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? How do you set up the shot for an epic HBO battle scene and what techniques do Sound Designers use to heighten audience experience? 

Here, we bring to you the top Hollywood technical crews who are working on the award-winning blockbuster films and hit TV series. Learn the inside tips from Clint Eastwood’s Camera Operator, hear from the experts behind the lens of Game of Thrones, and meet the man who enriches the films of David Cronenberg, Guillermo Del Toro and Judd Apatow with sound design and musical score.


  • Stephen Campanelli, SOC (Million Dollar Baby, American Sniper, Sully)
  • Fabian Wagner, BSC (Game of Thrones, Justice League, Sherlock)
  • Sean Savage, BSC, ACO (Game of Thrones, Penny Dreadful, Dracula)
  • Orest Sushko, Re-Recording Artist (Eastern Promises, Orphan Black, A History of Violence)

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 the 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. 

Our experts include projects like The Blair Witch Project, the National Film Board’s award-winning documentary experience Invisible World, the engineer for 360 Planetarium Theatres for leading brands (Nike, Microsoft, NBC Universal, NFL) and artists (Skrillex, Diplo, Childish Gambino), CSA nominee and Head of Content for VICE Canada and more…

Premium Pass holders will get hands-on experience with the latest technology in the VR, AR and 360 world.



The Premium Summit package includes all sessions, keynotes, lunches, receptions and choice of workshops on Thursday. 
Fee $400 CAD – AMPIA, ACIA, or DOC members
Fee $475 CAD – Non AMPIA members

The Standard Summit package includes all sessions, keynotes, lunches and receptions. Does not include Workshops.
Fee $300 CAD – AMPIA, ACIA, or DOC members
Fee $ 375 CAD – Non AMPIA members

The Student Summit package includes all sessions, keynotes, lunches, receptions and one workshop on Thursday. 
Fee $200 CAD