StoryConnect Workshop

The Ruralite Communicators’ Workshop has a new name for trusted storytelling tactics!

September 25th through 28th, 2022
Early Bird Registration Ends June 10!

Freelance writers and utility communicators spend three days boosting storytelling skills at our workshop. Attendees collaborate on a series of photography and writing tasks.

 

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Workshop 2022

Schedule of Events

Sunday, September 25

  • 6:30 to 8 p.m.— Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres while visiting with workshop presenters, attendees, sponsors and Pioneer staff

Monday, September 26

  • 6:45 to 7:45 a.m.— Breakfast
  • 7:30 a.m.— Registration opens
  • 8 to 8:30 a.m.— Welcome and staff introductions
  • 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.— Opening speaker: Chris Gaylord, Portland Army Corp of Engineers Social Media
  • 9:15 to 9:30 a.m.— Break
  • 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.— Photography Session
  • 10:45 a.m. to noon a.m.— Writing Session
  • 12 to 1:30 p.m.— Lunch on your own
  • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.— Photography Session 2
  • 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.— Kaytee Horton, Powerful Web
  • 3:30 to 3:45 p.m.— Break
  • 3:45 to 5 p.m.— Writing Session 2
  • Evening— Group Dinner on your own (sign up for restaurant choice)
  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.— Bonfire

Tuesday, September 27

  • 6:30 to 8 a.m.— Shooting with our photo instructor
  • 8 to 9 a.m.— Breakfast
  • 9 to 10 a.m.— Outside industry speaker
  • 10 to 10:15 a.m.— Break
  • 10:15 a.m. to 11:15— Photo scavenger hunt prep
  • 11:15 to noon— Pam Blair: Copy Editing Like a Pro
  • Noon to 4 p.m.— Lunch on your own and time for photography assignment
  • 3 to 5 p.m.— Photo assignment time in workshop room
  • 3:30 p.m. — Optional: Pioneer Votes Demo
  • 4 p.m. — Optional: Pioneer Studio Demo
  • 4:30 p.m. — Optional: Pioneer Social Demo
  • 6 p.m.— Game Night!

Wednesday, September 28

  • Rise and shine— Breakfast on your own
  • 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.— Photo review and answers to photography questions, Part 1
  • 9:15 to 9:30 a.m.— Break
  • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.— Photo review and answers to photography questions, Part 2
  • 10:30 to 11 a.m.— Check out
  • 11 a.m. to noon— Sack lunch/roundtable combo, sponsored by Touchstone Energy.