Rowan to host first Experiential Storytelling Conference

Rowan to host first Experiential Storytelling Conference


On Friday, Rowan University and the College of Communication & Creative Arts will celebrate another first: a storytelling conference, featuring tales of triumph and inspiring words from the interdisciplinary cultures of art, design, science and entrepreneurship.

The event will incorporate “experiential synergies,” building on the idea that humans relate to stories and that through the shared experience of others we learn. It will bring together a unique series of expert speakers from academics and industry to tell their stories of bridging interdisciplinary boundaries and conquering challenges.

Nine guests will tell stories from their life journey that influenced and drove them to find success including Rowan President Ali Houshmand; alumni Ric & Jean Edelman; Dr. Kenneth Lacovara, Dean of the School of Earth & Environment; Senior Graphics Editor at Scientific American Jen Christiansen; financial adviser, author and media personality Alvin Hall; Executive Director of Mural Arts Philadelphia Jane Golden; Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt Ellen Lupton; and Senior Graphics Editor at National Geographic Monica Serrano.

The Experiential Storytelling Conference: Interdisciplinary Narratives in Art, Design, Science and Entrepreneurship, will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the Rowan University Art Gallery, 301 West High Street, Glassboro.

The conference was supported by the CCCA STORI Grant Fund and organized by Amanda Almon, assistant professor in Biomedical Art and Visualization, and Susan Bowman, professor of Graphic Design.

The conference is free, open to the public and refreshments will be served.