Scott Hodge



Aug 16, 2011

I’ll never forget the phone call.  I was sitting in the parking lot of a Christian bookstore (which happens once about every other year or so…).

“Scott….I’ve got an idea.”

On the other end was my friend, Ben Arment.  Ben was calling to share his dream of creating a new conference experience for creatives that he was going to be calling STORY.  Not only that, but he wanted to bring the conference to the Chicago area and….he wanted me to be a part of it.

This September (15&16) will mark three years since the beginning of STORY.  And once again, I am really honored to be a part of what has become, in my opinion, one of the most unique conference experiences I’ve ever been a part of.

If you were to ask Ben what the purpose of STORY is, he’d tell you, “STORY is fuel for the creative class.” He’s right.  Whether you create art for a living or even just wish you were more creative, STORY is an experience that will inspire your creativity and affirm the artisty that is dying to make its way to the blank canvases of your life.

This year’s theme: IMAGINE NATION

Last year, there were only 500 seats available.  Every one of them sold out. Thankfully, this year they’ve made more seats available.  But you should move quickly.

Here are the details:

WHEN: THUR, September 15 at 9:00 AM – FRI, September 16 at 5:15 PM (CT)

WHERE: Park Community Church, Chicago (map)

WHO: Oh wow.  So many.  Here are a few.

Kyle Cooper (Prologue Films, Hollywood), Tom Ryan (Threadless), Ed Saxon (Producer, Silence of The Lambs, Adaptation, Philadelphia), Santino Stoner (Dot&Cross – Nooma), Ed Dobson (author), Lauren Chandler (wife of Matt Chandler), Ian Morgan Cron (Episcopal priest & author), Skye Jethani (author), John Mark McMillan (singer & songwriter), Sons & Daughters (worship duo), and more.

It’s quite a line up.  Can’t wait.  Let me know if you’ll be there.  Would love to say hi and connect.


REGISTER HERE. **Click on “Enter Discount Code” and use “SCOTTHODGE” for $50 off your registration.**

Thanks for making me a part of STORY Ben.  Proud of you friend.

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7 Responses to “IMAGINE NATION – STORY 2011”

  1. Really looking forward to this… again. See you there!

  2. Definitely a conference we don’t miss.
    Looking forward to next month.

  3. Ted says:

    Ben is gift and inspiration to the greater church community. He’s certainly a catalytic thinker and leader, looking to impact the world beyond the 4-walls of a church.

    The “innovation adoption curve of Rogers” would put him in the 5% Innovators category.

    Ben,keep expanding your creative shoreline, and making us better leaders/thinkers.

  4. Lorien Boyer says:

    This is my first time attending Story. I am so excited!

  5. Scott Hodge says:

    Awesome Lorien! Glad you’ll be there. You’re going to love it!

  6. Lori Biddle says:

    My husband and I just made the final decision to attend tonight! Our daughter’s band La De Les ( ) just got invited to play at the after-party!

    I have wanted to be there the past 3 years and haven’t been able to come – I create all the services and special events at our ministry in Mansfield, Ohio . Cannot wait to get out to what is easily the most creative of conferences! !

  7. I’ll be there again this year. amazing stuff last year…wouldn’t miss it!

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