FAQ
FoST Explorers Club
  • When will the tours take place?

    Because the tours will take place in different locations worldwide, the date and time of each one will vary based on the master storyteller’s time zone. We are also trying to choose times that will enable our members on the East Coast, West Coast, and Europe to attend. We will let you know the date and time of each tour at least two weeks in advance.

  • What happens if I can't make one of the tours?

    All of the tours will be recorded so members can watch them afterward. If you miss one, please reach out to me by email or text and I will share the recording with you. Please note that these tours are a primary benefit of your membership and should not be shared with others outside your household.

    Following each tour, we will also be creating short films featuring each speaker that you can watch and share with others.

  • Can I invite others to join the tours with me?

    Your Explorers Club membership is exclusive to you. If there are other adults in your household who would like to join you on your screen during the live tours, they are welcome to come along for the adventure. Please note that all other benefits of your membership are limited to you only.

  • How do I join a tour?

    All of our tours will be done over Zoom. You will receive a calendar invitation with the Zoom link the week before each tour, as well as a reminder the day of. If you’re one of the few people who hasn’t downloaded Zoom already, you can do so by heading to zoom.us/download (and feel free to email shannon@futureofstorytelling.org if you need help).

  • Can I send a friend or colleague in my place if I can't make a tour?

    Because the goal of the FoST Explorers Club is to build community and shared experiences among members, your membership and its benefits are exclusive and non-transferable and non-refundable.

  • How can I get connected to fellow Explorers Club members?

    Your membership includes access to a private Slack channel where you and fellow members can exchange messages, share stories, and offer your impressions of our adventures together. We’ll be sending members an invitation to join the channel in an email on Monday, February 8th. In the meantime, If you haven’t used Slack before, you can access it by visiting slack.com or by visiting the App Store or Google Play Store (feel free to reach out to shannon@futureofstorytelling.org if you need a tutorial).

    You will also be placed in a “cabin” with five or six other Explorers Club members. These will be your bunkmates and travel companions. You can use your private #cabin channel in Slack to start connecting with your group. Each month, you’ll meet to discuss the adventure, share personal observations, and generally get to know each other better. In addition, FoST will be happy to facilitate personal introductions between club members.

  • What is an Adventure Box, and when will I receive it?

    The week before each of our adventures, you’ll receive a box in the mail with some surprise items relating to the speaker and their tour. These are meant to be a call to action and add a multisensory component to that month's adventure.

    Given the stresses on delivery services during COVID-19, note that there is a higher risk of delays and lost packages. Please let me know if yours hasn’t arrived by the day before the tour and I will do my best best to track it or send you a replacement.

  • I have a question you haven’t answered!

    Feel free to reach out to shannon@futureofstorytelling.org at any time.

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 further notice.

  • I purchased a ticket before the Summit was postponed. What do I do?

    Of course, if you 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 support new and emerging artists.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.