“We Are Our Stories” Keynote presentation by Norma at Narrative Matters 2016 Conference in Victoria

If you want to understand how stories and conversations impact you and your community, or how stories have the power to influence future government policies, healthcare practices as well as  everyday life…then you need to attend this amazing conference.

Believe me...Narrative Matters!

Believe me…Narrative Matters!

The University of Victoria and Royal Roads University are hosting international and Canadian scholars in Victoria, June 20 – 23 to present Narrative Matters 2016. This conference, open to the general public, features presentations on how narrative research is transforming people and communities around the world (including South Africa, Japan, India, Australia, Korea, Germany, USA,  Malaysia and Finland).


Check out the program which includes presentations from national and international scholars, acclaimed keynote speakers and an evening presentation by former UN ambassador Stephen Lewis.

Information and registration for Narrative Matters 2016 is available on the conference website. Come for just a day, or stay for all four and enjoy an incredible journey of discovery. Learn how the power of story gathering, sharing and listening is being re-discovered as a way to investigate, describe and understand important aspects of individual and social change.

On Tuesday, June 21, spend the day at the University of Victoria visiting various story stations showcasing Victoria-based narrative research projects that are attracting global attention. For example, vertical narrative: telling stories on Coast Salish totem poles, mapping communities by using stories from the past and present, multi-generational health care practices learned from family stories, a personal story from the frontlines of climate change and, at lunchtime, you can hear my keynote presentation, We Are Our Stories. 


About Norma Cameron, CFRE

Norma Cameron is owner and principal of The Narrative Company, formed in 2006 to help people and organizations understand and apply the “power of story”. Prior to this, Norma had over 20 years’ experience in communications, fundraising, organizational development, performance storytelling, public speaking and training. As an engaging keynote speaker and seminar leader, she works with public, private and non-profit sector clients. As a seasoned storyteller, she has performed at conferences, concerts and festivals across Canada and the UK.
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