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Quantum Storytelling

Join us at the 7th Annual QUANTUM STORYTELLING CONFERENCE, in Las Cruces, New Mexico in December 2017

Join us for Quantum Storytelling Conference 2017

Join us December 13-15, 2017, in Las Cruces, NM

Welcome Reception Wed evening, Full Day Sessions on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th, Half Day Saturday 15th, followed by Sightseeing on Sunday 16th if you want to stay over and go to White Sands or to Cliff Dwelling in Silver City. Boje birthday bash at end of conference. Watch him turn 70.

7th International Quantum Storytelling Conference

To be held in Inn of the Arts Bed and Breakfast in Las Cruces, New Mexico.


2017 THEME: Storytelling as Research Method

What we call indigenous living story is declared a valid and reliable research method for Native Science (Cajete, 2000) and qualitative methods (Smith, 2007; Denzin & Lincoln, & SMith, 2008). Antenarrative has become an organizational research method (Rosile, Boje, Carlon, Downs, & Saylors, 2013). Antenarrative is acknowledge by Karl Weick (2012) as an method to develop prospective sensemaking as research method. Boje, Haley, and Saylors (2016) use antenarrative as research method to study Burger King strategic changes. Vaara and Tienari (2011) use atnatnarrative to research Nordic bank mergers. Boje, Svane and Gergerich (2016) look at narrative and counternarrative in relation to antennarratives in research with veterans and in mergers and acquisitions. Bülow and Boje do antenarrative analysis of the purge of humanities, and negotiations of survivors in Denmark higher education. Svane, Gergerwich and Boje (2016) use antenarrative to research organizing fractals. Then there is our conference work in Being Quantum in our storytelling methods (Boje, 2014; Boje & Henderson, 2014).

Clearly storytelling as research methods is a growing movement across many social science disciplines.



How does Quantum Storytelling Relates to Savall's Socioeconomic Double Spiral? by David M. Boje

Proceedings Paper, written November 17, 2017 for the 7th annual Quantum Storytelling Conference, December 14-16, 2017


Here are some things that the Quantum Storytelling Conference has generated:

  will be out by the conference - it is a collection of work done in the 2016 Quantum storytelling conferences, available in 2018.
Stay at Lundeen Inn of the Arts
A Mexican Territorial Inn

December 13-15, 2017, in Las Cruces, NM
8th International Quantum Storytelling Conference

Storytelling as Research Method

To REGISTER:  SEND a 2-page abstract, or a statement about your interests if you prefer not to present, with your registration fee as follows:
FACULTY = $50 so we have snacks handouts pay for domain online, and so on

Send Check payable to
"Grace Ann Rosile", and mail to: 4700 Dunn Drive, Las Cruces, NM 88011;

(note on lower left that check is for Quantum Storytelling Conference)

Or Pay by PAYPAL 

Contacts:  Dr. Grace Ann Rosile at or phone: 575-532-1693 or
Dr. David M. Boje

LODGING: TWO great B&B’s but only 14 rooms so reserve FAST! Next door to each other!
INN OF THE ARTS  618 S. Alameda Blvd., Las Cruces, NM 88005
TELE: (575) 526-3326 FAX: (575) 647-1334 TOLL FREE: 1-888-526-3326

ALAMEDA HOUSE 526 S Alameda Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88005;  Phone: (575) 523-8570
(They are open only to the overflow from this conference—you must mention this conference to reserve!)

Our usual venue is a wonderful Bed and Breakfast Art Gallery, called INN OF THE ARTS - book reservation early, as rooms fill up quick.

618 S. Alameda Blvd...
Las Cruces, NM 88005
TELE: (575) 526-3326
FAX: (575) 647-1334
TOLL FREE: 1-888-526-3326

Southern New Mexico's most charmingBed and Breakfast

December 13-15, 2017.,

8th International Quantum Storytelling Conference


Find out why Boje says 

Indigenous story is "living story".

Find out if indigenous women entrepreneurs are DIFFERENT.

Find out how the story of indigenous leadership is


In addition to our usual quantum storytelling scholars, we will feature 

special guest indigenous scholars 

Greg Cajete (U New Mexico), 

Cora Voyageur (U Calgary), and 

Brian Calliou (Banff Leadership Center)

Plus NMSU's own brilliant indigenous scholars

Don Pepion, Jeanette Writer, Lisa Grayshield, and Joe Gladstone 

Grace Ann Rosile, David M. Boje, and Carma Claw Nez “Ensemble Leadership Theory: Collectivist, Relational, and Heterarchical Roots from Indigenous Contexts.” in Leadership journal. The authors propose an “Ensemble Leadership Theory” (ELT) rooted in an indigenous world-view. First, ELT casts leadership as a collective phenomenon. It moves away from the “hero” leadership views and instead, connects with the recent “shared” views of leadership. Second, ELT is dynamic rather than static, as revealed using storytelling and “antenarrative” analysis. Third, ELP assumes a social structure which is decentered, as well as multi-centered and non-human-centric. Fourth, the combination of dynamism and multi-centeredness yields a structure which storytelling scholars call “rhizomatic” and archeologists term “heterarchical.” These ELT qualities of collectivist, relational, dynamic, and heterarchic draw on the archeology of the prehispanic southest. From these ancient roots, ELT emerges to break new ground in collective leadership theories. 
For a pre-publication draft, contact: Grace Ann Rosile at

"Antenarrative is defined as ‘the fragmented, non-linear, incoherent, collective, unplotted, and pre-narrative speculation, a bet, a proper narrative can be constituted’" (Boje, 2001: 1)


Julian Voss-Andreae’s Quantum Man Metal Sculpture
Julian Voss-Andreae’s Quantum Man Metal Sculptures (photo used by permission)


Organizational Change and Global Standardization: Solutions to Standards and Norms Overwhelming Organizations (Routledge Studies in Organizational Change & Development) Hardcover -

by David M. Boje (Editor)


by Tonya Henderson (Author), David M. Boje (Author)


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Available from Routledge May 2014; See Reviews; See Book Signing Flyer

2014 BOOK edited by David M. Boje and Tonya Wakefield

Being Quantum: Ontological Storytelling in the Age of Antenarrative

Available from Amazon 2014

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