Storyology 2016 has ended
Storyology 2016 has ended! Thanks to everyone who made it a success. We can’t wait to see you next year.
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Key links
Main Storyology website
Buy a ticket
Mobile version of the program

Social media
Twitter: @walkleys#Storyology, list of this year's speakers
Instagram: @thewalkleys
All the six-word stories

Getting there and around

Main conference (everything except workshops)
The Chauvel
249 Oxford St
Paddington NSW 2021

Phone: (02) 9361 5398

Sydney’s listed screen gem The Chauvel has been operating in the historic Paddington Town Hall since 1977. Formerly the Paddington Town Hall ballroom (the fully sprung floor remains under the seats) the Cinema One auditoria boasts a stunning barrel-vaulted ceiling with proscenium arch stage. The cinema has long been the spiritual home of Australian film culture, a gathering place for true film lovers to share their passion for the best of independent and world cinema. 
Storyology Plus Pass workshops are off-site! See below. 

Getting to Chauvel

Sydney City: Bus 378 from Central (Railway Square) or 380, 333 from Circular Quay or Elizabeth Street stop directly opposite the cinema. Hop off at Paddington Town Hall.
Eastern Suburbs: Buses 380 and 333 from Bondi Beach and Bondi Junction stops outside the cinema.
Inner West: Bus 352 from Marrickville & Newtown travels to the cinema direct via Sydney University.


Paid parking is available at the St Vincent’s Hospital Car Park (access via Victoria Street), a 15 minute walk from the cinema. Parking hours are Mon – Thu 6.30am to 11.30pm; Fri & Sat 6.30am to 1.30am; Sun 6.30am to midnight. Please contact the car park on (02) 8382 3896 for details of parking rates. Parking can be a challenge, so we recommend taking public transit if possible!


Wheelchair access is available. Please take the lift to level 1, Cinema Level to purchase tickets and bar items. Disabled access is available to both cinemas.


The Old Bakery — Ground level of MEAA Courtyard
245 Chalmers St
Redfern NSW 2016 

Partnerships and registrations: Bridie Moran, bridie.moran@walkleys.com
Storyology program and timing: Clare Fletcher, clare.fletcher@walkleys.com
Website and student reporters: Kate Golden, kate.golden@walkleys.com
Logistics including A/V questions: Lauren Dixon, lauren.dixon@walkleys.com
Scholarships and volunteers: Barb Blackman, barbara.blackman@walkleys.com


Can I show up on the day without a ticket?

We can accommodate late roll-ups, but we don't encourage it. Your name tag will be inferior if you do.

Do I have to sign up for sessions to get in?/How do I create my online schedule?


Another pro tip: signing up online doesn't guarantee you a spot. It's just to help you organise your schedule — the digital version of circling sessions on paper.

Your login for the online program is the same email address you used to register for the event. If you aren't sure what email address that was or need us to resend the invite, email Kate: kate.golden@walkleys.com.

I am hungry. Where can I be fed and watered?

Lunch isn't included in your ticket price. But Palace's Candy Bar will be open the entire time with snacks, sandwiches, alcoholic, tea, coffee etc. They recommend the veggie frittata, or you can order a charcuterie board before a session and pick it up when you get out. Lines could be long, so you can also roam free and find something delicious on Oxford Street. We recommend The Imperial Hotel right across the road for a good old pub feed and a drink. Or the Paddington Inn for organic Thai, the London Hotel, Micky’s, Sushi Train, Ampersand Cafe, Jackie’s Cafe, The Village Inn or Love Supreme.

What should I wear?

Smart casual seems to be the norm, but we're not enforcing anything.

What is the wifi password?

It's a little like camping, 1999-style. We've got wifi for speakers onstage, but everyone else should plan to use a personal hotspot.

My brain is full. When do I get to drink and have a chat? 

Wednesday night is just for journo-nerds (and aspiring ones) as Hacks/Hackers invades Storyology for an informal meetup at 6pm that starts in Cinema 2 and moves to the Imperial by 7. This one is open to the public, so bring a friend if you like.

Breakfast is on BuzzFeed News Friday morning in the Foyer.

And the big one -- the Storyology Social on Friday night, right after the last session. We'll provide the drinks, you bring the sparkling anecdotes. The BuzzFeed News Quiz is happening around 7pm.

Lunch breaks are also longer this year (90 minutes) because you all told us you wanted more networking time.

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