On Monday, July 20, 2015, the Center for Design and Cultural Heritage will convene its second Thought Leadership Forum , entitled “Storytelling, Design, and Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century,” at 2101 L Street NW, Washington, DC. The purpose of the forum is to explore the role of storytelling as a tool toward greater preservation advocacy.
Drawing on AAF’s current partnership with the National Park Service and Save America’s Treasures , participants will explore questions such as:
- How can we best use storytelling to activate next generation audiences to demonstrate preservation’s role in community design and economic development?
- How can new technology and media be used to expand and give voice to those perspectives and stories that might have been excluded from previous narratives?
- How can we use storytelling to broaden funding opportunities for preservation projects and reignite the enthusiasm for preservation evidenced 50 years ago when the Historic Preservation Act was created?
- How can we use storytelling to reignite the enthusiasm for preservation evidenced 50 years ago when the Historic Preservation Act was created? Additionally, how might storytelling help to broaden funding opportunities for preservation projects?
A report of the forum’s proceedings will be available after the event. The inaugural Thought Leadership Forum , held in conjunction with the inaugural Oculus Award Luncheon  on December 14, 2014, explored craftsmanship and its role in design and cultural heritage.
For more information on the Thought Leadership Forum or the Center for Design and Cultural Heritage, please contact CDCH Director Thom Minner at email@example.com .