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 Photo 2010


    The programme of the conference consisted of discussion and exchange through interest groups, presentation of projects (“Diversity in Storytelling”), guest speakers, the structural development of FEST (council meeting), and free networking time.

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  • FEST Conference Photo 2009

    FEST CONFERENCE 2009 – LAUSANNE (Switzerland)

    FEST 09 was the meeting of 19 countries, represented by 60 storytellers, to determine an international forum or meeting place for European Storytellers. The aim of the Conference was to further the agenda of FEST 08, and to agree on the Memorandum that determined the ambitions, aims and intentions of the FEST organisation as a whole. The Conference also served to bring together many different types of storytelling organisations to share knowledge, information and ideas on current projects, upcoming projects and possible collaborations.

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  • FEST Conference Photo 2008

    FEST CONFERENCE 2008 – OSLO (Norway)

    The Oslo conference was the first gathering of European storytellers that led to the founding of FEST. It was attended by over sixty representatives of nineteen countries: Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland and Wales.

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