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International Digital Storytelling Conference: Óbidos, Portugal

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International Digital Storytelling Conference: Óbidos, Portugal

Time: June 27, 2009 at 9am to June 29, 2009 at 9pm
Location: Óbidos, Portugal
Event Type: festival, digital
Organized By: Norah Dooley
Latest Activity: Jun 23, 2009

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International Digital Storytelling Conference: Óbidos, Portugal
The Center is partnering with the newly formed MULTISTORIAS.PT to present the 3rd International Digital Storytelling Conference, which will be held this June 27th in the beautiful seaside town of Óbidos, Portugal. (

Organized as a follow-up to the 2003 conference in Cardiff, Wales and the 2006 conference in Melbourne, Australia, the Portugal event will feature a group of renowned speakers from the field of digital storytelling, including Lisa Heledd Jones, former facilitator with BBC’s Capture Wales project, Eddie Westbroek, the former director of Sweden’s Room for Storytelling project, Joe Lambert of the Center for Digital Storytelling, Simon Stromberg of the Shahrazad Project, and Kelly McWilliams (invited) with Queensland University of Technology, co-editor with John Hartley of Story Circle: Digital Storytelling Around the World(Australia). Networks and organizations such as the Museum of the Person International Network, the Digi-Tales European Network, and the Dublin Institute of Technology will also be involved.

The conference will explore theoretical and practical aspects of digital storytelling in the context of community work and will facilitate dialogue on methodological innovations using broadcast, mobile technology, and Web 2.0 applications.

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Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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