Conference 2018

Future/Story Conference 2018

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A one-day boutique conference for documentary makers, media producers, and researchers in science and technology.

Interested or already working in documentary, radio, TV, filmmaking, animation, theatre, digital media, science communication or factual storytelling? 

From getting an initial idea funded to Oscar & Emmy nominations you will meet funders, commissioning editors and broadcasters while also meeting the producers and directors behind the scenes to explore how stories are crafted across multiple creative mediums. 

Speakers include Oscar Nominated Jim Capobianco (Ratatouille, Leonardo, The Lion King, Mary Poppins Returns, The Inventor ), Emmy nominated Helen Matsos (producer of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk Radio), meet the team at Theatre-Rites (Animating the Brain theatre residency at Great Ormond Street Hospital), along with National Geographic Explorers M Jackson (Arctic & Climate Change), and TH Culhane (Solar Cities). 

Interested in crafting the stories of the future in science, technology, and nature? Join us at Future/Story as part of The Festival of Curiosity, Dublin’s annual international festival of science, arts, design & technology. July 19-22, 2018

Registration Info:

Friday, July 20th
Smock Alley Theatre
09.00 – 16.30

Day Ticket: €65 
Student Ticket: €20 

Speakers Include:

Helen Matsos

Emmy Nominated Producer, StarTalk Radio with Neil de Grasse Tyson, Playing for Science.

Jim Capobianco

Oscar Nominated Writer of Disney Pixar’s Ratatouille.

Dr. M Jackson

National Geographic Explorer, Arctic Exploration & Climate Change.

Trish Long

VP & General Manager, The Walt Disney Studios Ireland.

Prof. Linda Doyle

Dean of Research, TCD.

T.H. Culhane

National Geographic Explorer.

Margie McCarthy

Interim Director of Innovation and Education, SFI


Charlotte Dubrey

Curator of The TheatreRites ‘Animating The Brain’ Residency, Great Ormond Street Hospital. 

Claire Templeton

Executive Producer Theatre Rites, Animating the Brain.

Madeline Boughton

Communications, Creative Ireland

John Murray

Producer and Director, Crossing the Line

Nuala Cunningham

Producer, New Decade TV & Film

Camille Donegan

VR Consultant



Dr. Abraham Campbell

Computer Science Assistant Professor, University College Dublin (UCD).

Niall Campion

Managing Director, VRAI

Colm O’Callaghan

Head of Irish-language programmes, Education and Science & Interim Head of children’s content, RTÉ

Dr. Claire O’Connell

Journailst and Future/Story MC.

Dr. Niamh Shaw

Scientist, Performer, and Engineer