International Digital Storytelling Conference 

International Digital Storytelling Conference 
Loughborough, England
Call for Papers

9th International Digital Storytelling Conference 

Monday the 30th of March – Wednesday the 1st of April 2020 
Loughborough University, UK

Call For Papers and Presentation Proposals

We invite you to join us at Loughborough University, UK, this Spring for an amazing gathering of digital storytelling professionals, academics, museum educators, students, community partners, and activists. 

The conference is part of a multi-institutional, multinational, two-year process and programme – organised in collaboration with StoryCenter (US), UMBC – University of Maryland Baltimore County (US), SCLDA – Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (US), Montgomery College (US), Patient Voices (UK) – that includes a series of follow-on activities in the Washington, D.C. area and in Maryland, USA, in 2021.

The conference will host various events in its structure for inclusion of diverse perspectives and voices. In addition to academic papers, workshops, and roundtable discussions, we encourage practitioners from community settings, artists and students to contribute and express their creativity through various formats (short performances, artworks, video/audio submissions, etc.).

Submission guidelines & key dates:

  • 250-word abstract to describe your proposal (any format)
  • Include a title, your name, email address, and affiliation if applicable
  • Submit your proposal via email to 
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 15th October 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: 15th November 2019
  • Early bird registration opens: 20th November 2019
  • General Registration opens: 15th January 2019 
  • Registration closes: 29th February 2020
  • Conference presentations, videos, materials to be sent in advance by 15th March 2020. Special arrangements will be made on a one-to-one basis for other formats.
  • Early bird: 180£ (80£ student and practitioner rate)
  • Regular registration: 220£ (100£ student and practitioner rate; 60£ day rate)
  • Digital participation: It is our intention to make digital participation possible. Please write to Sally Bellman for more information.