The Story is a conference about all kinds of stories and ways to tell stories. The speakers come from a range of disciplines, including art, games, science, comedy, theatre, digital media and television. The brief for the speakers is simple – either tell a story, or talk about how you tell stories. Speakers talk from their own experience, about their own projects, and about the visceral pleasure of telling stories in whatever medium or genre they work in.
The Story 2014 was on Friday, February 21st, at The Conway Hall, London. The host was Meg Pickard, and the speakers were: Ministry of Stories, Bryony Kimmings, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Kyle Bean, Kenyatta Cheese, Stella Duffy, Barnaby Smyth, Bill Wasik, Tony Ageh, Meg Rosoff, Gruff Rhys, Philip Larkin, Lisa Salem, and Alan Rusbridger.
The Story 2013 was on Friday, February 22nd, at The Conway Hall, London. The host was Mary Hamilton, and the speakers were: Ministry of Stories, Edwyn Collins & Edward Lovelace, Rebecca O’Brien, Laura Dockrill, Alex Balfour, Molly Crabapple, Alecky Blythe, Ben Bocquelet, Diane Coyle, Mikey Please, Fiona Romeo, Alice Bell, and Rob Manuel.
The Story 2012 was on Friday, February 17th 2012, at The Conway Hall, London. The host was Meg Pickard, and the speakers were : Ministry of Stories, Matt Sheret & Simon Thornton, Jeremy Deller, Liz Henry, Anthony Owen, Matthew Herbert, Tom Watson & Emily Bell, Scott Burnham, Fiona Raby, Ellie Harrison, Phil Stuart & Tom Chatfield, Karen Lubbock & Jeremy Leslie, and Danny O’Brien
The Story 2011 was on Friday, February 18th 2011, at The Conway Hall, London. The host was Margaret Robertson, and the speakers were: The Ministry of Stories, Matt Adams, Adam Curtis, Karl James, Cornelia Parker, Phil Gyford, Paul Bennun & Nick Ryan, Mary Hamilton, Lucy Kimbell, Martin Parr, Graham Linehan & Cory Doctorow, and Mark Stevenson. Tim Kring was due to speak, but had to cancel at the last minute.
The Story 2010 was on Friday , February 19th, 2010, at The Conway Hall, London. The host was Russell Davies, and the speakers were Cory Doctorow, Jon Spooner, Annette Mees & Tassos Stevens, Tim Etchells, Sydney Padua, David Hepworth, Aleks Krotoski, Kat Akingbade, Alexis Kennedy & Paul Arendt, Sam Coniff, Stuart Nolan and Tony White. Kevin Slavin was due to speak, but came down ill the night before the event.