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Keynote Speakers:

Sobol1Joseph Sobol - Is a storyteller, performer, author, and professor teaching at East Tennessee State University. Dr. Sobol is working on a grant from the National Cancer Institute to interview cancer patients and survivors to weave their stories into instructional modules for medical students and physicians. For more information about Dr. Sobol, please visit his website -

Haven1Kendall Haven - Is a story consultant, storyteller, author, and researcher. His research is on the neuro and cognitive science of story design. He’s authored many books and has worked as a consultant for national companies and organizations such as Boeing Corp, NASA, United Way, National Park Service and the US Navy. For more information about Kendall Haven, please visit his website -

Sarah Hill1Sarah Hill -  is CEO & Chief Storyteller, StoryUP. Sarah is a 20 year veteran of the interactive journalism industry. Before starting StoryUP, she built a successful TV feature franchise and the world’s first interactive news program based on google hangouts. An alum of the Missouri School of Journalism and former adjunct faculty, Sarah’s reporting has taken her team around the world covering stories about the human spirit in Vietnam, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Zambia. Sarah is a National Edward R. Murrow, National Sigma Delta Chi, NAB Service to America and 12 time Mid-America Emmy Award Winning Storyteller. For more information, please visit her website - 

Additional speaker information will be added as it becomes available.

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