Storyology 2017


Let’s make the future of journalism together.

Storyology — the Walkley Foundation’s international festival of journalism and storytelling — returns this August. Early-bird tickets usually sell out, so get on the Walkley News mailing list to hear as soon as we open ticketing.

Brisbane • Aug. 24-26
Melbourne • Aug. 28
Sydney • Aug. 29-31


What’s new in 2017

You told us you wanted us to bring Storyology to you, so we’re hitting the road!

We’re kicking off Storyology with two and a half days in Brisbane, thanks to the generous support of our Platinum Partner Tourism and Events Queensland.

There, for the first time — in addition to our essential professional development confab for media — we’re bringing Storyology to the public with two new events:

Storyology After Dark. Thursday, Aug. 24. Stories told live by Australia’s most-loved journalists.
Storyology Open. Saturday, Aug. 26. Dig into big ideas with discussions on the media’s role in Australian society, including trust, fake news and rock ‘n’ roll (really!).


What happened at Storyology 2016

“If I’d sat down and made a wish list of everyone in the industry I wanted to hear at Storyology – it was the programme that was … I will walk if I have to, to be there next year, because the experience was invaluable.”

This Was Storyology 2016: The highlights
Festival coverage from our student newsdesk
Perouse the 2016 program

Here’s how our speakers introduced themselves in six words or less:

Conversations from Storyology

Some favorite festival sessions, via our WalkleyTalks podcast series. Get the full playlist here.



Once again, thanks to the generous support of The Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, we will be offering scholarships to Storyology for journalists living or working outside the metro areas of Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne. Applications will open soon — contact Barbara Blackman at with questions.


Partner with us

Storyology is an extraordinary opportunity to connect with Australia’s most elite media audience. Download our Storyology 2017 partnership brochure to learn more.

Our 2016 partners:

Sponsors suite July 2016