"Leave White Space & Ignite the Imaginations of Many" - Lance Weiler

Storytelling may seem like an old fashioned concept, but Lance Weiler shows how storytelling today can connect people and create real change in society. See how concepts like designing "with and for" and creating empathetic spaces can elevate storytelling and mobilize movements. 

Lance Weiler is a storyteller, entrepreneur and thought leader. An alumni of the Sundance Screenwriting Lab, he is recognized as a pioneer because of the way he mixes storytelling and technology. "WIRED" magazine named him “one of 25 people helping to re-invent entertainment and change the face of Hollywood.” Always interested in experimenting with new ways to tell stories and engage audiences, Lance has designed experiences that have reached millions of people via theaters, mobile devices and online. In recognition of these storytelling innovations, "Business Week" named Lance “One of the 18 Who Changed Hollywood.”

He sits on a World Economic Forum steering committee for the future of content creation and is a founding member and director of the Columbia University Digital Storytelling Lab. In addition Lance teaches a course on the art, craft and business of storytelling in the 21st Century. Lance is currently developing a slate of film, TV and gaming projects.