National Storytelling Conference

Mark your calendars now for the next Connected Virtual Conference & Festival: July 21-25, 2021.

Submissions now being accepted for 2021 Connected Virtual Conference & Festival! Submit your best stories, workshops, panels, Showcases, and performances for considerations by May 10, 2021!


Due to COVID-19, NSN’s 2020 Conference went VIRTUAL. We featured 253 storytellers from around the world telling stories, hosting, delivering keynotes, and/or leading workshops and panel discussions. Over 9 days and 82 hours, we trained dozens of storytellers in using this new medium and brought the connection and wisdom of storytelling to homes around the world.

Did you miss it? Don’t worry! CONNECTED: NSN’s Virtual Storytelling Conference and Festival was recorded! You can still access the workshops, performances, and panel discussions via our digital library.

The in-person NSN Conferences will resume when we can safely do so. Until then, we will continue to provide the storytelling community with meaningful, contact-free content. You can see NSN’s upcoming programs and events at

If you have questions about the conference that are not answered here, please feel free to contact our office at 1-800-525-4514 or

Each year NSN strives to bring together storytellers from every corner of the world to participate in an annual conference with a wide variety of workshops, education sessions, performances, and networking opportunities. We want this year’s conference to be better than ever, but we can’t do it without YOU! From attendees to sponsors to speakers and performers we need new and familiar faces to get involved and help make the National Storytelling Conference the best event yet. We’ll release more information as it becomes available so check back often for updates on keynote speakers, registration, housing, and events associated with the National Storytelling Conference.

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