I think this year’s event has a broad appeal to all digital storytelling practitioners. But I think this year’s program will appeal especially to those using digital storytelling in the Health sector. Two of the speakers – Patient Voices’ Pip Hardy and StoryWorks’ Karen Lewis – have deep experience in this field.
Another sector that I’m expecting to find attending are people who work in Education. I know from my dealings with ISTE (hat-tip to Kent Manning) that there’s tremendous interest across the Atlantic in the educational application of digital storytelling and I know that some forward-thinking schools and colleges in Wales and the UK as a whole are introducing digital storytelling into their classrooms.
Angeline Koh of Digital Storytelling Asia is speaking and so is Julie Gade of Story Field, as well as Pip Hardy. There are breakouts about Hyperlocal media and by Hannah Nicklin as well as StoryWorks.
As Esko just said on the Ning group: “See you in Aberystwyth in a month” and spread the word.