FoST Summit
  • What is the Future of StoryTelling?

    The Future of StoryTelling (FoST) is a passionate community of people from the worlds of media, technology, and communications who are exploring how storytelling is evolving in the digital age.

    At the heart of FoST is the Summit, a two-day, invitation-only gathering of 600 leaders from the worlds of business, technology, media, and the arts. Unlike a traditional conference, the Summit features intimate, speaker-led roundtables; hands-on workshops; and immersive exhibitions.

    In addition to the Summit, FoST also produces a wide range of year-round content and programming, including Tech Tastings, designed to showcase a sampling of cutting-edge technologies and emerging projects to a smaller audience; storytelling workshops, where participants can learn how to harness new mediums to more effectively tell their stories; curated exhibitions with local and international organizations; an annual award-winning series of short films; and popular social media channels aimed at FoST’s network of over half a million enthusiastic followers.

  • When is the Future of StoryTelling Summit?

    The health and well-being of our community is the most important thing to us. In light of the COVID-19 crisis, we believe the safest and most responsible course of action is to postpone the Future of StoryTelling Summit until next year. We look forward to all being reunited for the next FoST Summit (on the beautiful Snug Harbor campus) on June 9th & 10th, 2021.

  • I purchased a ticket before the date was changed due to COVID-19 and can't make the new dates. What do I do?

    Of course, if you are not able to attend and would like a refund, you can email us at info@futureofstorytelling.org to let us know. Or you can consider making all or part of the cost of your ticket a tax deductible donation to FoST’s 501c3, FoST for Good, by sending an email to the same address. This will help enable us to continue with our work at a very challenging time and will support our efforts to bring new and emerging artists to participate in next year’s event.

  • Where is the Future of StoryTelling Summit?

    Every year, the FoST Summit takes place at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden on Staten Island in NY.

  • How much does it cost to attend?

    For full pricing information, check out our pricing page.

  • Who can attend the FoST Summit?

    The FoST Summit is an invitation-only event, and anyone interested in attending must submit an online application. Visit fost.org/apply to complete one today!

  • I've applied to the FoST Summit. Now what?

    Hang tight. Our review board receives thousands of applications every year. To ensure fairness and thorough consideration, each application is reviewed multiple times. It usually takes anywhere from ten days to three weeks to generate a response to your application. Feel free to inquire with info@futureofstorytelling.org in the meantime.

  • I've been accepted to attend! Now what?

    Congratulations! Now that you're in, you should have received a unique registration code in your acceptance email. Visit fost.org/register and purchase your ticket ASAP! Please remember that our event does sell out every year.

  • I received an email that FoST is unable to offer me an invitation. I really want to attend! Now what?

    We receive an extremely high volume of requests every year, and while we would love to be able to accommodate everyone, unfortunately space is limited. But we encourage you to apply again next year!

  • Do you have any partner hotels for the FoST Summit?

    Stay tuned for information on our 2021 partner hotels.

  • Where can I find information on programming for the 2021 FoST Summit?

    A full list of 2021 speakers and workshop leaders is available on our Summit page. Please note with our recent postponement, our lineup is subject to change.

  • Where can I find the 2021 FoST Summit schedule?

    Invitees and Attendees can find a day-by-day preliminary schedule on the "Agenda" tab of the registration page once a password has been entered. Please note the schedule is subject to change.

  • Can I build my own schedule?

    Once again, FoST Summit attendees will be able to build their own schedules, choosing the number of speaker roundtables and workshops they will participate in. In early May 2021, our session portal will open and guests will be allowed to make their selections.

  • How will I get to Staten Island? Do you provide transportation?

    Yes, we provide transportation to and from Snug Harbor both days of the Summit. Manhattan check-in locations will be announced closer to the event.

  • What do I need to bring with me to the FoST Summit?

    Bring an official photo I.D. You will need this to check in to the event. Additionally, please be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Bringing a notebook or computer is optional but recommended. We will have device-charging stations available for all your tablet, laptop, cell phone, and other electronic needs.

  • What do VIPs get?

    VIP tickets include: access to our Opening Night VIP Party on June 8th; guaranteed placement in your preferred speaker and workshop sessions; and early access to sign up for exclusive immersive experiences happening throughout the Summit.

  • I registered for the Summit but can no longer attend. Can I transfer my ticket to someone else?

    Because space is so limited and our audience is carefully curated, invitations are non-transferrable. That said, we can accept transfers on a case-by-case basis. Please reach out to us at info@futureofstorytelling.org if you would like to request to transfer your invitation. Please note there is a $250 fee for ticket transfers.

  • I purchased a ticket but can no longer attend. Can I get a refund?

    Because space is so limited and our audience is carefully curated, our policy states that tickets are non-refundable. However, we can approve ticket transfers on a case-by-case basis. Please reach out to us at info@futureofstorytelling.org if you would like to request to transfer your ticket over to a friend or colleague. Please note there is a $250 fee for ticket transfers. Please note, our nonrefundable policy is waived for those who purchased tickets prior to our postponement due to COVID-19.

  • Can I keep in touch with FoST outside of the Summit?

    Absolutely! Sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on all the cool year-round events we offer. Also, be sure to follow us on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIN.

    We're also excited to announce the launch of the Future of StoryTelling Podcast. Learn more and subscribe here.

  • Do you offer discounts for nonprofits?

    Each year we set aside a limited number of subsidized tickets for nonprofits, academics, and creatives who could not otherwise afford to attend the event. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact us at info@futureofstorytelling.org.

  • Can I volunteer at the FoST Summit?

    Yes! We are always looking for talented volunteers. Please apply at fost.org/volunteer.

  • I'm interested in partnering with the Future of StoryTelling as a corporate sponsor. What next?

    We'd love to start a conversation! Please let us know more here.

  • I have more questions!

    We're happy to help answer them! Email us at info@futureofstorytelling.org for a personal response from our team.