Charging Bull, New York, New York

FoST 2018 VIP Welcome Party - Future of Storytelling Summit

Kicking off the 2018 Future of Storytelling Summit (FoST) with a nautical themed VIP welcome dinner at Cipriani. From FoST.org: "The Future of StoryTelling Summit is an intimate, invitation-only event that gathers a stimulating mix of thinkers and practitioners from diverse fields, who are shaping the art, science, and business of storytelling in the 21st century. In the spirit of participation and inspiration, the FoST Summit aims to break the fourth wall and make attendees a vital part of the event."

Nautical themed clothes and hats adorn the check in greeters

I am handed my conference packet and a "boarding pass" after checking in.

We are handed delicious Bellinis upon entering

It's dark, and loud, but lovely. People are dressed nicely, but range from t-shirts to tuxedos in style. Dancing visuals play across the walls.

Cocktail hour started at 7pm, with dinner following at 8pm

The painting with light happening at this event is mind boggling.

Tonight's menu

The walls come alive with projections

I am not sorry I had to put down my phone and just revel in the beauty of the visual display custom built for the Cipriani space. Hire the Moment Factory. (moment factory.com)
Bear with my terrible video/audio quality, but he explains this visual piece that is produced with 17 projectors and was custom built for this space. Come see it!! Took a year and a half to create this production. Cipriani 25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004

Oh god more food - a fluffy wedge of cake follows the steak dinner.

The Charging Bull sculpture and the Fearless Girl sculpture stare each other down just outside Cipriani.