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Featuring keynotes by Jane Goodall, author of The Book of Hope

November 4–7, 2021

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More than 20 hours of program videos, workshops, and broadcasts will be available for you to rewatch at your leisure.

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A suite of content—including transcripts—will be available for download, allowing for deeper reexamination and reflection.

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Audio and ebook content from renowned wellness luminaries Micah Mortali, Jack Kornfield, Rebecca Walker, and Lily Diamond.

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We are going through dark times.

There is armed conflict in many parts of the world, racial and religious discrimination, hate crimes, terrorist attacks, climate change, a widening gap between the haves and have-nots, and heartbreaking more.

Probably the question I am asked more often than any other is: “Do you honestly believe there is hope for our world? For the future of our children and grandchildren?”

And I am able to answer truthfully, “Yes.”

My reasons for hope in these dark times will become clear in this summit, but for now let me say that without hope, all is lost. Certainly, my own improbable journey would have been impossible had I lacked hope.

Hope is what enables us to keep going in the face of adversity.

Hope is often misunderstood. People tend to think that it is simply passive wishful thinking: I hope something will happen but I’m not going to do anything about it. This is indeed the opposite of real hope, which requires action and engagement.

Hope is contagious. Your actions will inspire others. It is my sincere desire that this summit will help you find solace in a time of anguish, direction in a time of uncertainty, courage in a time of fear.

We invite you to join us on this journey toward hope.

Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall


Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, is an ethologist and environmentalist, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, and a UN Messenger of Peace. Her research into the lives of wild chimpanzees of Gombe, Tanzania, began in 1960 and continues today. She has redefined species conservation to include people and the environment, and empowers young people of all ages to make a positive difference in their world through Roots & Shoots. Her brand-new book—a New York Times bestseller, The Book of Hope—is available now!

Learn more at ​janegoodall.​global and ​rootsandshoots.​global.

Doug Abrams


Doug
Abrams

Doug Abrams (he/him) is the coauthor of The Book of Hope with Jane Goodall and the coauthor of The Book of Joy with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He is the founder and president of Idea Architects, a literary agency and media development company helping visionaries to create a wiser, healthier, and more just world.


Rachel Neumann

Rachel Neumann (she/they) is a nationally published writer, editor, and meditation teacher whose work focuses on bringing more beauty, joy, and justice into the world. She is the author of four books and was the primary collaborative writer for Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Rachel is a partner, chief strategy officer, and senior literary agent at Idea Architects, focusing on developing culture-shifting narrative nonfiction. Rachel grew up on the Salmon River (Karuk territory) and currently lives in the Bay Area on Xučyun, the ancestral and unceded land of the Chochenyo Ohlone.

Jane Goodall


Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, is an ethologist and environmentalist, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, and a UN Messenger of Peace. Her research into the lives of wild chimpanzees of Gombe, Tanzania, began in 1960 and continues today. She has redefined species conservation to include people and the environment, and empowers young people of all ages to make a positive difference in their world through Roots & Shoots. Her brand-new book—a New York Times bestseller, The Book of Hope—is available now!

Learn more at ​janegoodall.​global and ​rootsandshoots.​global.

Doug Abrams


Doug
Abrams

Doug Abrams (he/him) is the coauthor of The Book of Hope with Jane Goodall and the coauthor of The Book of Joy with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He is the founder and president of Idea Architects, a literary agency and media development company helping visionaries to create a wiser, healthier, and more just world.


Rachel Neumann

Rachel Neumann (she/they) is a nationally published writer, editor, and meditation teacher whose work focuses on bringing more beauty, joy, and justice into the world. She is the author of four books and was the primary collaborative writer for Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Rachel is a partner, chief strategy officer, and senior literary agent at Idea Architects, focusing on developing culture-shifting narrative nonfiction. Rachel grew up on the Salmon River (Karuk territory) and currently lives in the Bay Area on Xučyun, the ancestral and unceded land of the Chochenyo Ohlone.

Look forward to:

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    Renewed Sense of Optimism
    Reignite the deep-rooted feeling of hope that may have faltered due to any number of external factors.
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    Creating Global Connection
    Broaden your network of like-minded individuals by interacting with fellow attendees in a variety of ways.
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    Long-Lasting Inspiration
    Powerful ideas and shifts in thought will serve as continued inspiration for a long time to come.
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    Harnessing Expert Wisdom
    Teachings and insights will empower you to recognize and grow hope every day.
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    Cultivating Inner Strength
    Practices are aimed at keeping the sense of hope alive despite everyday challenges you may encounter.
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    Lifetime Access
    Upgrading means you’ll have lifetime access to all program discussions and presentations along with access to never-before-seen bonus content.
  • icon-bullet-arrow-dark
    Renewed Sense of Optimism
    Reignite the deep-rooted feeling of hope that may have faltered due to any number of external factors.
  • icon-bullet-arrow-dark
    Harnessing Expert Wisdom
    Teachings and insights will empower you to recognize and grow hope every day.
  • icon-bullet-arrow-dark
    Creating Global Connection
    Broaden your network of like-minded individuals by interacting with fellow attendees in a variety of ways.
  • icon-bullet-arrow-dark
    Cultivating Inner Strength
    Practices are aimed at keeping the sense of hope alive despite everyday challenges you may encounter.
  • icon-bullet-arrow-dark
    Long-Lasting Inspiration
    Powerful ideas and shifts in thought will serve as continued inspiration for a long time to come.
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    Lifetime Access
    Upgrading means you’ll have lifetime access to all program discussions and presentations along with access to never-before-seen bonus content.

Wisdom to be found in the Activating Hope Summit

A handpicked selection of speakers and luminaries will be your guides to hope.

Opening Keynote

Jane Goodall


Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, is an ethologist and environmentalist, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, UN Messenger of Peace, and author of New York Times bestseller, The Book of Hope.

Beacons of Hope

Your Brain on Hope

Rachel Neumann


Rachel Neumann

Rachel Neumann (she/they) is a bestselling writer, editor, and meditation teacher focused on bringing more beauty, joy, and justice into daily life.

Dacher Keltner, PhD


Dacher Keltner

Dacher Keltner, PhD, is a professor of psychology and founding director of the Greater Good Science Center.

Lisa Miller, PhD


Lisa Miller

Lisa Miller, PhD, is a professor, clinical psychologist, and research scholar on spirituality in psychology.

Amishi Jha, PhD


Amishi Jha

Amishi Jha, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the University of Miami and a neuroscientist specializing in the brain mechanisms of attention.

Workshop #1

What’s Your Story?: Finding Our Way Back to Hope

Guided by Jane’s four reasons for hope—with a focus on the capacity of the mind to rewrite the patterns of our lives—Rebecca and Lily will share the method from their new interactive book, What’s Your Story?: A Journal for Everyday Evolution, along with a series of writing prompts.

Rebecca Walker


Rebecca Walker

Rebecca Walker (she/her) is a bestselling author, prolific speaker, storyteller, producer, and prominent activist.

Lily Diamond


Lily Diamond

Lily Diamond (she/her) is a wellness editor, writer, activist, rewilding advocate, and international educator.

Workshop #2

Hope as Integration: The 9 Domains

Dr. Dan Siegel dives into the science and intellectual reasoning for integration and hope. He will lead participants through a movement practice including the nine domains of integration to decrease stress, improve the immune system’s capacity to fight infection, improve cardiovascular function, decrease inflammation, and slow the aging process to help us move to a hopeful mindset and move to action.


Dan Siegel

Dan Siegel, MD, is a New York Times bestselling author, neuropsychiatrist, and mindsight educator.

Opening Invocation

Corrina Gould


Corrina Gould

Corrina Gould is chair and spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan and co-founder of the Sogorea Te Land Trust.

Ben McBride


Ben McBride

Ben McBride is a spiritual leader, peace and justice activist, and national leader in reconstructing public safety systems and preventing gun violence.

Beacons of Hope

Rewilding: Rediscovering Ourselves in Nature

Rachel Neumann


Rachel Neumann

Rachel Neumann (she/they) is a bestselling writer, editor, and meditation teacher focused on bringing more beauty, joy, and justice into daily life.

Craig Foster


Craig Foster

Craig Foster is a South African documentary filmmaker, naturalist, Academy Award winner, and cofounder of the Sea Change Project.

Ross Frylinck


Ross Frylinck

Ross Frylinck is a writer and photographer, former commissioning editor at Cambridge University Press, and cofounder of the Sea Change Project.

Zolani Mahola


Zolani Mahola

Zolani Mahola is an actress, storyteller, world-renowned speaker, and lead singer of internationally acclaimed South African music group Freshlyground.

Workshop #1

Building Stress Resilience and Hope for Our New Era: Integrating Science and Wisdom

Based on the integration of science with wisdom, Dr. Elissa Epel discusses specific strategies on how we can better embrace uncertainty and funnel distress into activism. We can develop a more robust sense of hope, develop a view beyond ourselves as mere individuals, and develop an extended view of time.

Elissa Epel, PhD


Elissa Epel

Elissa Epel, PhD (she/her), is a UCSF professor specializing in stress resilience, climate distress, and mindfulness.

Workshop #2

Hope Is Movement, Movement Is Hope

Using movement, sound, guided meditation, and community-building exercises, participants will connect directly to their bodies, exploring a variety of embodied methodologies that promote hope, healing, and transformation. All bodies, genders, and experiences are welcome.

Arisika Razak, MPH


Arisika Razak

Arisika Razak, MPH (she/her), is an African American healer, ritualist, spiritual dancer, diversity trainer, and educator.

Beacons of Hope

Fierce Fire: Listening to the Wisdom of the Next Generation

Rachel Neumann


Rachel Neumann

Rachel Neumann (she/they) is a bestselling writer, editor, and meditation teacher focused on bringing more beauty, joy, and justice into daily life.

Eryn Wise


Eryn Wise

Eryn Wise (they/them, she/her) is the current Co-Director, Comms & Storytelling Director at Seeding Sovereignty and is the Founding mentor to the Int’l Indigenous Youth Council.

Kourtney Dunning


Kourtney Dunning

Kourtney Dunning (they/them) are the Land Defense and Community Liberation director at Seeding Sovereignty, a prolific activist, and self-taught artist.

Beacons of Hope

The Biggest Mountain: Finding Our Innate Resilience and Capacity for Joy

Rachel Neumann


Rachel Neumann

Rachel Neumann (she/they) is a bestselling writer, editor, and meditation teacher focused on bringing more beauty, joy, and justice into daily life.

Silvia Vasquez-Lavado


Silvia Vasquez-Lavado

Silvia Vasquez-Lavado (she/her) is a Peruvian American explorer, mountaineer, social entrepreneur, technologist, and the first openly gay woman to complete the Seven Summits.

Carolina Rubio-MacWright


Carolina Rubio-MacWright

Carolina Rubio-MacWright (she/her/hers) is an artist, immigration lawyer, and activist fighting for immigrant and humanitarian rights.

Workshop

Hope Rising: Nurturing and Restoring Hope Following Trauma and Adversity

This workshop will present the science of hope as a psychological strength in our ability to cope with traumatic experiences, summarizing over a decade of research that shows how hope leads to adaptive outcomes, buffers the effects of adversity, and can be nurtured and restored following adversity.

Chan Hellman, PhD


Chan Hellman

Chan Hellman, PhD, is the founding director of the Hope Research Center and a researcher on Hope Theory.

Beacons of Hope

All Is Never Lost: Hope in the Hardest of Times

Doug Abrams


Doug Abrams

Doug Abrams (he/him) is the coauthor of The Book of Hope with Jane Goodall and the founder and president of Idea Architects.

Edith Eger, PhD


Edith Eger

Edith Eger, PhD, is a Holocaust survivor, internationally bestselling author, and specialist in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Ray Hinton


Anthony Ray Hinton

Anthony Ray Hinton is an American activist, writer, and author who was wrongly convicted of the 1985 murders of two fast-food restaurant managers in Birmingham, Alabama.

Beacons of Hope

Stubborn Optimism: Answering the Call of Our Times

Doug Abrams


Doug Abrams

Doug Abrams (he/him) is the coauthor of The Book of Hope with Jane Goodall and the founder and president of Idea Architects.

Christiana Figueres


Christiana Figueres

Christiana Figueres is an internationally recognized leader credited with forging a new brand of collaborative diplomacy.

Workshop #1

Cultivating a Hope-Filled Presence and From Hope to Joy

Explore how a basic trust in life gives rise to hope-filled presence. We'll look at the two key pathways in meditation that nourish the grounds of hope: mindful presence and cultivating positive mind states by taking in the good. The session will end with a guided meditation called "Trusting the Gold" that awakens us to the sacred essence that shines through all of life.

Tara Brach, PhD


Tara Brach

Tara Brach, PhD (she/her), is a psychologist, author, and teacher of meditation, emotional healing, and spiritual awakening.


Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield, PhD, is an author, Buddhist practitioner, and Spirit Rock Meditation Center founding teacher.

Workshop #2

The Life Brief: A Life Practice for Transforming Hope into Action

This hands-on workshop uses intimate stories and penetrating questions to guide participants in boldly naming and declaring their hope, inspiring people to unveil their truth, release their fears, and seize personal agency—to act in service of hope and humanity.

Bonnie Wan


Bonnie Wan

Bonnie Wan is partner and head of brand strategy at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.

Closing Call to Action

Jane Goodall


Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, is an ethologist and environmentalist, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, UN Messenger of Peace, and author of New York Times bestseller, The Book of Hope.

Closing Invocation

Kourtney Dunning


Kourtney Dunning

Kourtney Dunning (they/them) are the Land Defense and Community Liberation director at Seeding Sovereignty, a prolific activist, and self-taught artist.

Own the Activating Hope Summit Upgrade Package and receive lifetime access to:

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    An extensive digital library
    More than 20 hours of program videos, workshops, and broadcasts will be available for you to rewatch at your leisure.
  • icon-bullet-arrow-dark
    Rich downloadable content
    A suite of content—including transcripts—will be available for download, allowing for deeper reexamination and reflection.
  • icon-bullet-arrow-dark
    Bonus Content
    Audio and ebook content from renowned wellness luminaries Micah Mortali, Jack Kornfield, Rebecca Walker, and Lily Diamond.
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    Lifetime Access
    Upgrading means you’ll have lifetime access to all program discussions and presentations along with access to never-before-seen bonus content.

Participants who upgrade will also enjoy FREE access to this bonus content:

Rewilding

Rewilding

In this ebook, Micah Mortali brings together yoga, mindfulness, wilderness training, and ancestral skills to create a unique guide for reigniting your primal energy—your undomesticated true self—and deepening your connection with the living earth.

Guided Meditations for Difficult Times

Guided Meditations for Difficult Times

We all face tough times. But how can we meet these difficult situations with a compassionate heart and a clear mind? This audio download by Jack Kornfield features practices for reconnecting to our inner guide to skillfully navigate life’s storms.

What’s Your Story?

In this time of global reckoning, revolution, and reinvention, authors Rebecca Walker and Lily Diamond invite you via ebook to excavate the narratives that have shaped your life and write a new, fulfilling story for the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Activating Hope Summit is aimed at sparking your sense of hope while connecting you with a once-in-a-lifetime collection of the world’s most inspired, celebrated minds. Over the course of four days, you will experience compelling speakers, invaluable teachings, and interactive workshops alongside like-minded people around the globe. To make the most of things, we suggest you participate as follows.

Each day will start with one to two online workshops led by some of the foremost visionaries in wellness, activism, and science. Each day will also include at least one “Beacon of Hope” conversation featuring a world-renowned luminary, celebrity, or activist—not to mention the summit is bookended by rousing opening and closing remarks by Jane Goodall herself.

And throughout it all, you may connect and interact with the close-knit global Activating Hope community that has been formed.

All of the content in the Activating Hope Summit will be aired on this page. We recommend you bookmark it and mark your calendar for the first day of the program: November 4, 2021.

All of the teachings, discussions, and videos are included in the Activating Hope Summit Upgrade Package, giving you immediate and lifetime access to everything, so you can revisit any of the sessions at your convenience. The Upgrade Package is backed by our one-year, 100% satisfaction guarantee. And when you upgrade, 10% of all proceeds will go to the Jane Goodall Institute, a global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Jane Goodall.

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