Call for Speakers: DS8 #digitalstorytelling festival in Wales

There’s a call for papers and speakers at DS8 – the 8th Annual Digital Storytelling Festival in Wales – from organisers the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling, which is part of University of Glamorgan’s Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries.

Following on from the success of DS7 last year (CDS, Cowbird, Historypin), DS8 will be held at Chapter Arts in Cardiff on Friday 14th June 2013.

A wide range of attendees is expected: from practitioners to researchers; from community workers to students. Proposals are invited to present either an academic paper or to run a workshop or a break-out session.

Deadline for submissions of 300-word abstracts is Friday 29 March 2013. Please send them to Karen Lewis whose email address is klewis (at) glam.ac.uk

News from CDS of Digitalstorytelling conference in Ankara, May 2013

Here’s an exciting announcement from the Center for Digital Storytelling about CREATE, ACT, CHANGE: 5th International Digital Storytelling Conference and Exhibition. 8-10 May, Ankara, Turkey.

The venue is Beytepe (Tunçalp Özgen) Conference Center, Beytepe Campus, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Communication, in Ankara, Turkey.

There’s a call for speakers, papers, digital stories for screening and exhibitors on the conference website.

The submission deadline for 400-500 word abstracts and stories for screening consideration is 15 February 2013.

Deadline for full paper submission for peer reviewed publication is 30 June 2013. Full papers should be between 5000-7000 words including bibliography and your paper can be either in English or Turkish.

Conference registration will open soon and it will cost between Euros 80-150

The draft programme is available here.

People who’ve been to this events in the past have told me what a well-organised and interesting conference this is. Well worth the trip to Turkey and a chance to visit Ankara and hear all about the latest developments in the digital storytelling world.