Join us for sessions galore at New Story 2018! New Story sessions are a chance for people with similar interests either within or between sectors to come together to share ideas. Whether you’re interested in youth leadership, community-based policy, or tourism, we’ve got something for you.


Learn how to make the most of your destination from local CVBs at #AlmostHeaven: Making the Most of Your Destination. Photo by The Hub.


Calling All Changemakers!: Create Your State Convergence
Moderator: Lori McKinney, Create Your State
Getting Unstuck Facilitation Workshop
Moderator: Katey Lauer, Training for Change
#AlmostHeaven: Making the Most of Your Destination
Moderator: Alisa Bailey, Charleston CVB
The State of the State of West Virginia Journalism
Moderator: Doug Imbrogno
Narrative Stage: WV Folklife Program Master Artist Showcase
Moderator: Emily Hilliard, WV Folklife Program
After the Pitch…What Comes Next?: Success After Business Competitions
Moderator: Carrie White, WVU Launch Lab
Listen In: Shared Experiences from the WV Podcasting Community
Moderator: Jessica Lilly, West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Youth Caucus
Moderator: The STAY Project
Boss Babes WV: Innovation in Appalachia
Moderator: Kayla Young + Steph Prince, Boss Babes WV


Learn how to run a successful crowd-sourced fundraising campaign for your community project from members of the WV Mine Wars Museum. Photo courtesy of Katey Lauer.


Next Generation Problem Solvers
Moderator: Debbie Elmore, Reconnecting McDowell
Growing the Career Pipeline: Fellowship Programs in WV
Policy of the People: Strategies for Action
Moderator: Taylor Bennett, WV Community Development Hub
Experiences from the Field: Making the Most of Fellowships in WV
Moderator: Brittany Carowick
Liability to Opportunity: Creative Uses of AML Funds in WV
Moderator: Eric Dixon, Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center
Tackling Redevelopment Challenges in Rural Communities
How to Run a Successful Crowd-Sourced Fundraising Campaign for your Community Project
Moderators: Katey Lauer + Wilma Steele, WV Mine Wars Museum
Building Place Through Food: Spotlighting Local Food Businesses
Moderator: Spencer Moss, WV Food and Farm Coalition
Building Place Through Food: Community-Driven Change
Moderator: Courtney Boyd

This list is still growing! Check back often for updates as more sessions are confirmed. 

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