Steve Connell

Spoken Cinema

Spoken Cinema™ is a live experiential platform that customizes and communicates client messaging through spoken word, an original cinematic score, dynamic animation and visuals that immerse an audience in a brand’s message. The collaboration between Go West’s CEO David Fischette, spoken word artist Steve Connell, our team of composers, animators and video editors, Spoken Cinema™ evokes an emotional and visceral response through a dramatic live performance. Through the rhythm of powerful words, music and visuals, the result is a physical and emotional response that adds brand loyalty to any event. Steve Connell is a unique breed of performer: a multi-faceted hybrid, fusing poetry, comedy, motivational speaking, and storytelling into a transformative and original experience that has captivated audiences around the world. A National Poetry Champion, playwright, actor, and highly sought-after speaker, this talented writer and performer is the essential creative voice for organizations looking for the most engaging and entertaining way to emotionally connect with an audience and deliver a memorable experience for attendees. You might find Steve hosting the San Francisco AIDS Foundation Gala, featuring his work at the US Embassy in China, delivering an intimate performance for President Obama in Oprah’s backyard, or giving a presentation at a Fortune 500 executive gathering in Puerto Rico. He has performed custom pieces for such prestigious organizations as TEDMED, Global Green, X-Prize, and the American Cancer Society. His work has been featured on ABC, PBS, MSNBC, HBO, and BET. He has delivered presentations for major companies including Nike, GAP, Petco, and Sonic. He has also racked up an impressive list of appearances at renowned festivals around the globe - PEN World Voices, Bookworm Literary Festival of China, Amnesty International Human Rights Arts Festival, Sundance, and HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen.

Presenting on the following days:

Sunday, June 3 | 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Opening Pep Rally (INSPIRATION): Revolt against routine and create memorable experiences

Tuesday, June 5 | 12:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Tuesday Closing Pep Rally (ACTIVATION): WEC19 Preview Luncheon (doors open at 11:45, pre-show with Dena Blizzard starting at 12:05)