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The power of immersive storytelling with Meredith O’Shaughnessy

Join engineer and experiential architect Meredith O’Shaughnessy as she explores the transformative potential of storytelling in shaping and reshaping our world.

  • 7th February 2024 - 7th February 2024
  • 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Drawing on her background as an engineer and experiential architect who has worked with some of the world’s largest brands, Meredith O’Shaughnessy will take us on a journey through the nexus of innovation, storytelling, and neuroscience to explore how we can all challenge the status quo.

With a deep respect for the human spirit and our planet, Meredith will share how her curiosity and strategic expertise have enabled her to push boundaries for top-tier clients, inspire change, and forecast future trends that guide us towards a less enraged, more engaged, empathetic, and sustainable future.

Her talk at the Intellectual Forum will explore the art of unpicking complicated ideas and infusing them with life, using an integrated, multi-disciplinary, and multi-sensory approach that creates profound emotional connections with audiences. The session is an invitation to discover how immersive narratives can entertain and also enlighten, influence, and drive meaningful action while we stand at a crossroads of global change.

About the speaker

CEO, Experiential Architect, immersive storyteller, and trend forecaster Meredith O’Shaughnessy is a British-Australian award-winning CEO who delivers impactful creative activations, installations, and immersive experiences for audiences, organisations and brands across the world. With a background in materials science and engineering, she has spent over a decade leading creative teams of artists, technologists, and designers to build breath-taking immersive experiences that transform the audience experience through the power of immersive storytelling.

Meredith is a creative ambassador for the GREAT campaign, has worked with the UK Government to export global creativity, and is a founding member of the World Experience Organisation. Her strategic insights have been tapped by brands including Microsoft, The Macallan, Unilever, The Savoy Hotel, Working Title Films and Lionsgate+ films.

Accessibility Facilities

  • Designated wheelchair public toilet
  • Induction loops
  • Wheel chair accessible
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