March 18-20, 2020
What is StoryConnect?
StoryConnect is designed to help communicators at rural broadband providers discover and refine their corporate storytelling skills.
This year’s conference will take a close look at how the people bringing broadband to Rural and Smalltown America are telling stories to build their brand, educate their audience and market their services. We’ll also look at what stories your data can tell you, and what story your customers’ experience may be inadvertently telling people about your company.
Sessions will include:
- Marketing Insights from Network Data
- Automation and Lead Generation
- Regional Telco Magazine User Group
- Customer Experience
- Best Practices for Storytelling
- Idea Exchange
- Digital Marketing and Social Media
- Broadband topics for Electric Cooperatives
The conference will begin at 1 p.m. CT on Wednesday March 18 and conclude by noon on Wednesday March 20.
Speakers and full agenda will be announced soon.
About the venue
Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg is everything a mountain resort should be. The casual-luxe atmosphere and gracious service transport you to an island state of mind, nature’s backdrop renews your mind and spirit, and breath-taking adventures call you to try something new and push your boundaries. As the home base for StoryConnect 2020, the resort is minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and within walking distance to the attractions, shops and, restaurants in Gatlinburg.
Networking Dinner on March 18
StoryConnect’s opening night Networking Dinner has become an annual tradition for catching up with industry friends — or making new ones. This year’s dinner will be held at Anakeesta, a unique outdoor experience that immerses guests in the beauty of the great outdoors. Anakeesta features spectacular views of downtown Gatlinburg and Mt. LeConte, one the of the tallest mountains in the eastern United States.
Before dinner, guests will be able to enjoy drinks or stroll along the more than 800-feet of connected skybridges in the Treetop Skywalk. After dinner, walk-off your meal in the interactive Vista Gardens botanical walk that features lush gardens filled with a variety of flowers, plants, and sculptures. For the bold, guests can choose to ride the Chondola lift or zip down the Alpine Coaster.
The cost of the dinner is included in your registration, and additional guests can join for $60 each.