The New Tour: Innovations in Place-based Storytelling brings together a range of activists, historians, artists and entrepreneurs who are engaged in pioneering new ways to design, program and disseminate place-based tours. They are tactical urbanists, transmedia designers and storytellers, and even global activists working in a variety of locales and with a range of partners – from foundations to publishing houses to healthcare companies – but they all treat the tour as a mode of storytelling, seeking to enrich and deepen our connections to history, to place and to each other.
How can tours be used to educate, engage, mobilize and delight? How can digital technologies augment the achievement of these ends – and conversely, when do digital technologies interfere? How can organizations effectively add digital programming? How do we measure the impact of tours? Join us to discuss these and other questions.