FEST Conference 2022 - Vilnius (Lithuania)

1-4 June 2022

FEST and SMK University of Applied Social Sciences have the pleasure to invite the international storytelling community to the annual FEST conference 2022 in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1 – 4 2022. We invite storytellers from Europe and beyond to visit the vibrant and modern city of Vilnius and its world famous Old Town architecture. 

The past and present live in harmony in Vilnius. While its narrow streets are filled with stories about the legacy of the olden days, the modern part is driven by a start-up mind set and is filled with new ideas and projects exploring the combination of creativity, tech, IT and the arts. Thus, we invite everyone to discover the art of oral storytelling in a digitally enhanced environment. After all, much of the work has shifted to have an online presence, a move which can be seen in the whole arts and culture sector. 

Not sure what to expect? 
Take a look at the FEST conference 2021 in Svendborg, Denmark. 



The conference will be based in Vilnius, an outstanding example of a foundational medieval city which exercised a profound influence on architectural and cultural developments in a wide area of Eastern Europe over several centuries.


The Courtyard Vilnius City Center

Address: Rinktines st. 3, Vilnius, Lithuania, 09234

Tel: +370 5-2070707


Travel from and to Vilnius airport


No need to call for a taxi in advance or ask friends for help – Vilnius Airport approved taxi cabs are cheap, convenient and comfortable.

Vilnius Airport approved taxi rank can be found just in front of the arrivals terminal. All taxi cabs accept cash and credit cards. Always ask for a printed receipt at the end of the trip!

Before using taxi services, please make sure you are boarding a vehicle from Vilnius Airport’s official taxi rank. Official taxi cabs have information signs regarding tariffs inside the vehicles.

Uber or Bolt

You can use Bolt or Uber to bring you to the hotel

Bolt: https://bolt.eu/en-gb/#ride 

Uber: https://www.uber.com/be/en/about/how-does-uber-work/ 

Conference location

SMK University of Applied Social Sciences

Address: Kalvarijų st. 137E, 08221 

Busses will be provided to travel to the Conference location, if you missed the bus you can use Bolt to get a ride to SMK. 



Past Conferences

  • FEST CONFERENCE 2013 – ROME (Italy)

    The FEST 2013 Conference contained a full programme of talks, discussions, presentations and workshops. Following suggestions by FEST Members, the programme focused on: Storytelling and Performance  exploring opportunities for performance training and skills development Storytelling In A Time of Crisis  funding and marketing storytelling in the current economic climate Applied Storytelling  Presentations and examples of work involving storytelling in a social context.

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  • FEST Conference Photo 2012


    Landcommanderij Alden Biesen is a state cultural centre, conference and seminar centre, is part of the Ministry of Culture, Art & Heritage agency of the Flemish Government and is based in a historic castle with a European mission. Alden Biesen runs a 9-day international and multilingual storytelling festival. Under the label of “Alden Biesen Storytelling Castle” the Landcommanderij also tries to extend its storytelling activities and develop into a European hub and a support centre for the art of storytelling in Flanders and Europe.

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  • FEST Conference Photo 2011


    In 2011 the annual meeting will be in Toledo and we aim to enlarge the Federation so more associations can take part in it. We would also like to create a stable storytelling network, able to move tales and tellers along the old European paths, as well as opening new ones.

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