Jake Barton – And Now For Something Completely Different: The Storytelling Revolution

Much as we champion books and language at SVWC, we also believe in the experiential power of storytelling to create transformation in any form. As Founder of the experience design firm Local Projects, JAKE BARTON has time and again reinvented storytelling, winning every major design award with projects like the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City; Bryan Stevenson’s The Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama; The Greenwood Rising Black Wall Street History Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Planet Word and Frank Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial, both in Washington, D.C. His gift and life’s work is to use technology to create unforgettable narratives that inspire action through immersive storytelling of the most human kind. An electrifying speaker, Barton will unpack how his storytelling work changes audiences and how he is now focusing on the most formidable storytelling challenge there is—the existential problem of climate change.