Immersive Storytelling for the Global Good

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Get access to trends and experts in immersive storyteller and network with UN/NGO experts to develop new project ideas for the global good.

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  • EyeQXL which offers career-ready coding curricula for middle and high school students in emerging technologies, including AR/VR, cyber security, and web development.
  • #Create2030, a new film and creative campaign to engage artists and storytellers in the UN led Sustainable Development Goals.


Fresh off participating in the Future of Storytelling Summit, Emmy-winning filmmaker and UN/NGO Storyteller/Arts Curator Lisa Russell hosts this weekend workshop focused on bridging the immersive storytelling and global development communities together for the global good.

The workshop will include:

  • Introduction to the exciting field of immersive storytelling.
  • Overview of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how to contribute your talent to creating a sustainable planet.
  • Guest presentations by award winning VR producers, UN/NGO experts and tech companies working on the cutting edge of immersive storytelling and social impact.
  • Exercises on basic 360/VR production and how to develop projects and get funding with UN/NGO agencies.
  • Feedback on individual projects or ideas to take them to the next level.
  • Presentation and discussion on responsible and ethical storytelling/narrative justice.
  • Networking opportunities.

Open to:

  • Filmmakers, artists, VR producers.
  • UN/NGO communications experts.
  • Public/global health and film students.
  • Anyone.

Confirmed guest speakers:

  • Shannon Carroll, VR Director, "Women on the Move" in partnership with CARE and VR for Good by Oculus.
  • Christian Delsol, Media Specialist, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), VR Producer for "Born Into Exile".
  • Marcos Dinnerstein, Editor of A Better Mousetrap Website/Newsletter, Former editor of Digital.NYC.
  • Kristin Gutekunst, UN Communications and Partnerships Consultant, Former Executive Producer for UNVR and the UN SDG Action Campaign.
  • Mary Matheson, VR Producer, "The Female Planet" for Google VR.
  • Tarik Mohammed, award-winning Immersive Media Specialist (VR/AR) and Founder of Captivision Media.


  • Saturday/Sunday, October 13/14, 10am-6pm each day.
  • Friday networking event (optional.)


  • NYC (Exact location TBD)


  • $300

Transportation, meals and extra costs to be covered by participants.

Any questions, please email Lisa Russell directly at lisa@lisarussellfilms.com.

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