2020's conference explored urgent societal questions. Does art have to defy the stories a society tells itself? Whether in art, media, culture, or social confrontation, cultural narratives arrange today’s complexities into a neat, linear package, pressing ideas and people that do not fit into the margins. Can disobedient narratives force us to see a different image? In our era of unstable social formations and cross-cultural exchange, stories shape and are shaped by the way we view the world. At the same time, narratives of disobedience allow people to reassert themselves back into the stories they tell. This interdisciplinary SFU conference seeks to examine conflicting narratives alongside contexts in which defiance acts as a medium of expression.