Founder and Director, Future of StoryTelling
The storytelling exponent
Charles Melcher is the Founder and Director of Future of StoryTelling (FoST), a passionate community that celebrates storytelling and its evolution 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, tech tastings, influencer salons, storytelling workshops and social media content aimed at FoST’s network of over a million enthusiastic followers. Melcher is also the founder and CEO of Melcher Media, Inc., an award-winning book producer, app developer, video maker and branded content company. Melcher Media works with leading brands (including Lexus, Facebook, PepsiCo and Microsoft), media companies (Netflix, HBO, Condé Nast and Time Warner) and individual authors (Oprah Winfrey, Garth Brooks, J.J. Abrams and Lin-Manuel Miranda) to help them tell their stories and connect with audiences. The company has won numerous design awards and produced 33 New York Times best sellers.