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Friday, October 28th, 2022

7:30am - 12:00pm, breakfast at 7:30am

Grand View University

Student Center

2811 E 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50316

Where to park


Join us October 28th, 2022, at Grand View University for the YNPN Des Moines Storytelling Conference. Learn to tap into your untold story, understand your audience, and how to turn data into compelling stories. 


First 25 registrations receive a discounted ticket thanks to scholarship funds provided by Drake University's College of Business and Public Administration Graduate Programs.

Your registration fee includes a free one-year membership to YNPN!


“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” 

 - Joan Didion 

The cognitive psychologist Jerome Bruner found that we are 22 times more likely to remember a fact when it’s wrapped in a story. What if you could harness this power to benefit yourself and your organization?


In the past decade, “storytelling” has become something of a buzzword. But stories are hardly a fad; they are one of our most ancient methods of cultural creation, communication, and connection. Science tells us that stories affect our bodies — causing our palms to sweat, our eyes to blink faster, and our brain waves to synchronize with the storyteller’s. 


This year’s YNPN conference is designed to help nonprofit professionals unleash the power of stories in their personal and professional lives. From nonprofit leaders, communications experts, and storytelling practitioners, you’ll learn to: 


  • Capture people’s attention through storytelling

  • Tell your own story to advance your career

  • Use stories for nonprofit marketing and fundraising

  • Share client stories with respect and integrity

  • Build connections through sharing and listening

  • Celebrate diverse voices and perspectives 


Already registered? Here is what you need to know about the event!

Paking an info

Grand View University’s Student Center (2811 E 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50316). The Student Center is circled on the map below.

Where should you park? 
You can park for free in the visitor parking lot just south of the Student Center. If there are no spots available there, you can park in the visitor parking lot just south of the Wellness Center. Both are marked with “V” on the map below.

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