The Conference

The annual Federation for European Storytelling Conference is the biggest meeting of its kind, a unique and diverse gathering of storytelling professionals from all over Europe and beyond. Attended by representatives of national and regional storytelling groups, storytelling trainers, festival organisers, promoters, education specialists, storytelling professionals and funding experts, this is the European storytelling networking opportunity of the year.

FEST CONFERENCE 2020 - Bursa (Turkey)


23 - 26 June 2020
Bursa, Turkey


Past Conferences

  • FEST CONFERENCE 2016 – PARIS (France)

    A rendez-vous for exchanging and sharing on different themes, in a framework of workshops and conferences, guided and directed by tellers and teams of both associations (La Maison Du Conte and APAC) as well as by outside participants (professors, researchers as well as artists in other disciplines).

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    “Once upon a time there was a small island that was called Kea. From a distance, it looked just like any other island. But it held a secret! This secret was only known to the nymphs, the good ladies and the fairies that lived at the water sources. I heard someone say that whoever drinks from the sources where the nymphs live, sorrow will not touch him again. They also say that whoever learns the secret from the good ladies becomes a child again and that whoever steals the spells from the fairies becomes wise forever!”

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  • FEST Conference Photo 2014


    Västerbotten is known as Sweden?s storytelling region. It is almost the most northerly Swedish region and is larger than Denmark but with a population of only 250,000. This makes for good contact between the inhabitants and the municipality and, once the interest and value of oral storytelling had been established, the municipality saw its value to the region and became a willing funding partner. Skellefteå then adopted the title of Storytelling City, rather than to allow the title to go to the neighbouring city of Umeå, this year selected as European Capital of Culture.

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