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.
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.
Of course, if you are not able to attend and would like a refund, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.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.
Every year, the FoST Summit takes place at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden on Staten Island in NY.
For full pricing information, check out our pricing page.
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!
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 email@example.com in the meantime.
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.
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!
Stay tuned for information on our 2021 partner hotels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to request to transfer your invitation. Please note there is a $250 fee for ticket transfers.
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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes! We are always looking for talented volunteers. Please apply at fost.org/volunteer.
We'd love to start a conversation! Please let us know more here.
We're happy to help answer them! Email us at email@example.com for a personal response from our team.