TechSoup's 2013 Digital Storytelling ChallengeTechSoup'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!

10:30 a.m. Indian Standard time / 5:00 a.m. Coordinated Universal time
Topic: how to create high-impact stories

2:00 p.m. Eastern European summer time / 11:00 a.m. Coordinated Universal time
Topic: telling your story in six words, featuring journalist and storytelling trainer Georgiana Ilie 

Paris, France
2:00 p.m. Central European summer time / Noon Coordinated Universal time
Topic: video and social media storytelling

Manchester, United Kingdom
2:00 p.m. British summer time / 1:00 p.m. Coordinated Universal time
Topic: using data to tell a story

Beirut, Lebanon
6:00 p.m. Eastern European summer time / 3:00 p.m. Coordinated Universal time

Cambridge, United Kingdom
6:00 p.m. British summer time / 5:00 p.m. Coordinated Universal time
Topic: best tools for storytelling 

San Francisco, CA, United States
11:00 a.m. Pacific time / 6:00 p.m. Coordinated Universal time
Topic: telling your origin story with guest Jay Golden of Wakingstar Story Consulting

Toronto, Canada
3:00 p.m. Eastern time / 7:00 p.m. Coordinated Universal time
Topic: simple, low-budget video production 

Peterborough, Canada
4:00 p.m. Eastern time / 8:00 p.m. Coordinated Universal time
Topic: production for small nonprofits 

Honolulu, HI, United States
1:00 p.m. Hawaii time (April 16) / midnight Coordinated Universal time (April 17)

How to Participate

  • Join us directly on to follow along with the conversation
  • Participate in the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #TSDIGS

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.

About Jay Golden

Jay GoldenJay is a story coach for social innovators. Before co-founding Wakingstar Story Consulting with Joel Ben Izzy, Jay helped found, which Yahoo! named "Most Useful Site on the Web," going on to lead dozens of productions with organizations like Free Range Studios.

About Wakingstar Story Consulting

Through story coaching and workshops, Wakingstar helps its clients shape their stories — so their stories can shape the world.

Michael DeLong | Online Community Manager