The National Storytelling Network invites all storytellers and story-lovers to join us at the 2020 National Storytelling Summit being held July 23-26, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia!


The Call for Proposals for the 2020 National Storytelling Summit will open soon – keep checking back for more information.


Online registration for the 2020 National Storytelling Summit isn’t quite ready yet but we’ll open registration very soon! 

The 2020 National Storytelling Summit is being held in Atlanta, Georgia. Online registration is not yet open but keep checking back to see the most up-to-date information on our upcoming Summit.

The 2020 Summit is a great chance to see some fabulous performances, award-winning keynote speakers and participate in a variety of workshops over a four day period, conducted by the “cream-of-the-crop” of storyteller presenters.

The vision of the Summit is to bring together all the individuals, organizations, businesses and institutions who seek to advance their skills, knowledge and showcase their talent from across the world. It is also a great time to see old friends and meet new ones through our networking events, that will encourage sharing information, mentoring, long-lasting collaborations and friendships. You will meet individuals using storytelling in all of its forms and mediums at the National Storytelling Summit.

Consent to use of photographic images: Registration and attendance at, or participation in, the NSN National Storytelling Summit constitutes an agreement by the registrant to NSN’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes.

Special Assistance: NSN is committed to making the Summit accessible to all individuals. If you anticipate needing special assistance while at the Summit, please indicate that information along with a list of your needs on your registration form in the appropriate location or inform the NSN staff of your needs prior to the Summit.

Requests for reasonable accommodations at the Summit should be made as early as possible, so we may best accommodate individual needs and requirements. On-site requests will be accommodated to the best of our ability, however, available resources may be limited.

American Sign Language Interpreters: If you require an interpreter please submit your request before June 8, 2019. After this date, NSN cannot guarantee requests for interpreters can be fulfilled; however, we will make every effort to accommodate requests. Please note: On-site requests for interpreters cannot be guaranteed without advance notice. Send your requests to

Cancellation Policy:

If you need to cancel your registration, we must have your request in writing. Written notices of cancellation may be sent via email to or via postal mail to National Storytelling Network, 8900 N.E. Flintlock Road, Kansas City, MO 64157

  • Registrations canceled more than 60 days before the event will be refunded 80% of the registration fees;
  • Registrations canceled less than 60 days but more than 30 days before the event will be refunded 50% of the registration fees;
  • Registrations canceled less than 30 days before the event will not be eligible for a refund.

Attendee substitutions may be made at any time and must be submitted in writing. The appropriate member/non-member rate will apply for substitutions.

All cancelations and refunds will be processed in the same manner as original payment: if paid by credit card, the refund will be issued to the card on record; payments made by check will be refunded as a check.

Media Requests:

The National Storytelling Network offers press passes to qualified media. These must be approved in advance. Please direct all media inquiries to