21ST Century Scientists Working Group

August 4th 2017

Story Collider is coming to UIUC–and we need YOUR story!

Stories are powerful. Whether hilarious or heartbreaking, subversive or soothing, they reflect who we are and what matters to us. As a community, it deeply matters who takes the stage and what stories are told. We want to hear yours!

On October 19, 2017, The Story Collider will host a very special Urbana-Champaign edition of our live show in partnership with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. We believe science and technology shape all of our lives – and this means all of us have stories about science. We are searching for five people to share their true, personal experiences.

Your story might be about anything – an important experiment, a bad day at the hospital, a childhood misadventure, love, loss, and more. Exotic locations and exciting action never hurt, but what we care about is how you’ve changed and grown. Our experienced producers will help you develop and prepare to tell your story – all you need to do is send a brief email describing the core idea.

Send your pitch to stories@storycollider.org with “UIUC Story Idea” in the subject. UIUC graduate students, faculty, and research scientists are all welcome! The deadline for pitches is August 18, 2017. If you are curious or would like some inspiration, read more at https://www.storycollider.org/submissions or browse The Story Collider podcast archive.