Charles Melcher is the founder and director of the Future of StoryTelling (FoST), a passionate community of people who are exploring how storytelling is changing in the digital age. FoST produces the annual invitation-only FoST Summit in New York, as well as exhibitions, an annual series of short films, regular influencer salons, tech tastings, workshops, a blog, and other social media content. This year, FoST returns for the 2nd annual Future of StoryTelling Festival, the world’s first immersive storytelling festival open to the public.
Melcher is also the founder and CEO of Melcher Media, Inc., an award-winning book producer, app developer, video maker, and branded content company whose clients include major international brands such as Microsoft, PepsiCo, Lexus, Adobe, and Ubisoft. Melcher Media has won numerous design awards and has produced 25 New York Times best sellers.
Melcher serves on the board of the theater company Punchdrunk and is a strategic advisor to the eye-tracking technology company Eyefluence. He regularly speaks on the intersection of storytelling and technology at conferences and events worldwide.