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TechSoup's 2013 Digital Storytelling Challenge is here! All April long, we're putting on events to sharpen your digital storytelling skills. Then, you submit your own short video (up to 90-seconds) or five-image slide show to our challenge to win prizes!
As part of this year's fun, we're taking our #TSDIGS tweet chat around the globe. Not quite a 24-hour digital storytelling party, but as close as we can get!
With one-hour chats in Manchester, Vancouver, Toronto, Beirut, San Francisco, Honolulu, Paris, Istanbul, and Peterborough, you're bound to find one in your own time zone to join. Highlights from the day will be captured and shared with everyone.
Check out the timeline and topics below and check back as we continue to update it!
India10:30 a.m. Indian Standard time / 5:00 a.m. Coordinated Universal timeTopic: how to create high-impact stories
Romania2:00 p.m. Eastern European summer time / 11:00 a.m. Coordinated Universal timeTopic: telling your story in six words, featuring journalist and storytelling trainer Georgiana Ilie
Paris, France2:00 p.m. Central European summer time / Noon Coordinated Universal timeTopic: video and social media storytelling
Manchester, United Kingdom2:00 p.m. British summer time / 1:00 p.m. Coordinated Universal timeTopic: using data to tell a story
Beirut, Lebanon6:00 p.m. Eastern European summer time / 3:00 p.m. Coordinated Universal time
Cambridge, United Kingdom6:00 p.m. British summer time / 5:00 p.m. Coordinated Universal timeTopic: best tools for storytelling
San Francisco, CA, United States11:00 a.m. Pacific time / 6:00 p.m. Coordinated Universal timeTopic: telling your origin story with guest Jay Golden of Wakingstar Story Consulting
Toronto, Canada3:00 p.m. Eastern time / 7:00 p.m. Coordinated Universal timeTopic: simple, low-budget video production
Peterborough, Canada4:00 p.m. Eastern time / 8:00 p.m. Coordinated Universal timeTopic: production for small nonprofits
Honolulu, HI, United States1:00 p.m. Hawaii time (April 16) / midnight Coordinated Universal time (April 17)
Never participated in a tweet chat before? Check out this how-to in TechSoup's Nonprofit Social Media 101 Wiki and watch the video below.
Jay is a story coach for social innovators. Before co-founding Wakingstar Story Consulting with Joel Ben Izzy, Jay helped found Learn2.com, which Yahoo! named "Most Useful Site on the Web," going on to lead dozens of productions with organizations like Free Range Studios.
Through story coaching and workshops, Wakingstar helps its clients shape their stories — so their stories can shape the world.