Thursday, June 22

7:00 a.m. Sunrise Meditation

7:30 a.m. Beginner’s yoga with ivoh’s Gloria Muñoz

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Welcoming remarks & context setting

9:40 a.m. Introductions, followed by a community-building conversation about your work in media

10:30 a.m. Guided meditation

 10:50 a.m. Break

11:10 a.m. Small group conversations with guided questions, followed by a dialogue

12:45 p.m. Guided meditation

1:00 p.m. Lunch

2:15 p.m. Guided mountain walk

4:30 p.m. Break

5:00 p.m. Peter Senge, a systems scientist and a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, will lead a talk on awareness-based systems change

6:00 p.m. Questions you’ve always wanted to ask a wise person, with Lloyd Casson and Sister Mohini

6:45 p.m. Closing meditation

7:00 p.m. Dinner

8:00 p.m. Gather in Inspiration Hall for evening activities

8:15 p.m. Concert with singer/songwriter Morley Kamen

9:00 p.m. Close


Friday, June 23

7:00 a.m. Sunrise Meditation

7:30 a.m. Beginner’s yoga with ivoh’s Gloria Muñoz

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Welcome

9:30 a.m. Self-introductions

10:00 a.m. We'll hear from those representing four strength-based approaches to media -- restorative narrative, solutions storytelling, constructive storytelling, and peace storytelling. Speakers:

  • Jacqui Banaszynski, Knight Chair in Editing at the Missouri School of Journalism and ivoh Restorative Narrative Fellowship Coach

  • Keith Hammonds, President & COO at Solutions Journalism Network

  • Karen McIntyre, assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and researcher with a focus on constructive storytelling

  • Steven Youngblood, director of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University

10:40 a.m. A dialogue about the speakers’ talks

11:00 a.m. Break

11:30 a.m. Hear headlines from the dialogues

11:45 a.m. Restorative Narrative Fellows, joined by their storytelling coach, will share their work and offer up related insights & lessons learned. | Sponsored by The American Press Institute


  • Liana Aghajanian, freelance journalist whose work explores the issues, people, and places that often remain hidden on the fringes of society

  • Jacqui Banaszynski, Knight Chair in Editing at the Missouri School of Journalism and ivoh Restorative Narrative Fellowship Coach

  • Alice Driver, freelance journalist and documentary photographer covering human rights, activism, and social movements

  • Ally Karsyn, Siouxland Public Media producer and the founder, producer and host of Ode, a live storytelling series where community members tell true stories on stage to promote positive impact through empathy.

  • Jaeah Lee, a San Francisco-based freelancer and a 2017 investigative reporting fellow at the Fund for Investigative Journalism and Schuster Institute

  • Jed Lipinski, public health and criminal justice reporter for The New Orleans Times-Picayune

  • Anna Claire Vollers, an investigative reporter for Alabama Media Group, covering human and civil rights, education and social justice issues.

12:45 p.m. Guided reflection

1:00 p.m. Lunch

2:30 p.m. Guided mountain walk

3:30 p.m. Break

4:00 p.m. What does it look like when each of the four strength-based genres treat one topic? We’ll take one story or issue and look at the differences in how it might be treated / has been treated across the different strength based genres.

4:40 p.m. Small group dialogues: How did the different treatments of the subject affect you? Which one resonated with you most and why? How might you embrace this storytelling approach in your own work? 

5:10 p.m. Whole group sharing

5:30 p.m. An introduction to ivoh’s 2017 Awards of Appreciation winners

5:45 p.m. Documentary filmmaker Kim Snyder talks about her award-winning documentary film, “Newtown,” and how it fits the restorative narrative genre. Joining her will be Newtown teacher Abbey Clements, who will share her experience and talk about what it was like to be the subject of a restorative narrative.

6:00 p.m. Reflection

6:30 p.m. Dinner  

7:30 p.m. Screening of Kim Synder’s “Newtown” film, followed by a brief Q&A  

9:15 p.m. Short concert by Morley Kamen

9:30 p.m. Close


Saturday, June 24

7:00 a.m. Sunrise meditation

7:30 a.m. Beginner’s yoga with ivoh’s Gloria Muñoz

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Welcome & context setting

9:15 a.m. Asi Burak, award-winning game creator, tech executive, and social entrepreneur, and the former president of Games for Change, will talk about how video games can be a catalyst for impact and social development. 

9:30 a.m. How media supported the peace process in Colombia:

  • Claudia Palacios, a journalist with El Tiempo T.V. and City T.V.

  • Mullen Lowe Group, marketing communications organization

  • Adriana Valderrama, president of el Museo Casa de la Memoria

10:15 a.m. Guided reflection

10:30 a.m. Small group dialogues

11:00 a.m. Break

11:30 a.m. Brief sharing from the dialogue

11:40 a.m. Media as Convener: The media has an incredible opportunity to bring people together by helping to bridge gaps between disparate and divided communities. How can media affirm its role as a convener at this point in time?

  • e Bond, artist, writer, bookbinder, educator, and designer who creates artists’ books, handmade journals and fine art that blur the boundaries of art, craft, design, collage and poetry.

  • Yvette Rock, a Detroit-based artist who uses multiple mediums (photography, collage, assemblage, drawing, painting, and fiber) to tell stories about people, places, and personal experiences.  

12:00 p.m. A word about ivoh’s move to create local hubs in the U.S. and abroad

12:20 p.m. Jennifer Crandall speaks about her multidisciplinary approach to storytelling and the ways in which she is reaching rural Alabama residents by taking an unconventional approach to storytelling via her “Whitman Alabama” project. | Sponsored by AL.com

12:35 p.m. Closing reflection

1:00 p.m. Lunch

2:30 p.m. Guided Mountain Walk

3:00 p.m. Speakers who have authored books will be selling and signing them

3:30 p.m. Break, with coffee, tea, and snacks available 

4 p.m. Breakout sessions with speakers. Attendees will have a chance to meet with speakers of their choice in smaller group settings.

6:00 p.m. Closing reflection

6:30 p.m. Dinner

7:30 p.m. Awards of Appreciation Ceremony, named in memory of 2015 ivoh fellow Alex Tizon. We’ll recognize five media practitioners whose work has shown how media can create meaningful awareness and change. | Sponsored by the University of Oregon’s Agora Journalism Center

9:00 p.m. Reflection from Morley Kamen, followed by a mini concert

9:30 p.m. Close


Sunday, June 25

7:00 a.m. Sunrise meditation

8 a.m. Breakfast

The rest of the day will be reserved for departures.


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