Online, 1 to 3 March 2021. One of the oldest traditions of human learning and collective knowledge transfer is storytelling. For thousands of years people have been sitting around in circles and telling stories about their experiences, their adventures and what they have learned. We're all familiar with them: those great stories told by our favourite teacher, our colleague or our own grandmother. Talented storytellers can capture our attention anew time and time again.
Today, society is digitally networked and can follow interesting stories around the globe. Particularly for online and international conferences where a joint dialogue is the aim, vivid stories taken from people's lives and their practical everyday experience can be especially valuable. They help to capture participants' attention, enable experiential learning, and often communicate complex content more effectively than formal descriptions or a traditional presentation. The crucial question is, what is it that makes stories so vivid that we still enjoy recalling them several years later. We can identify with good stories. They contain emotions, tangible experiences and facts, but also a development or a learning process. Consequently, the experience related need not necessarily end up as a success story.