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

Join us for this FREE EVENT from November 4–7, 2021

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

Jane Goodall

In the face of so much crisis and upheaval, division and isolation, it can be easy to overlook the power of optimism. Now, more than ever, hope is desperately needed.

After almost 60 years of groundbreaking environmental conservation work, Dr. Goodall is now using her formidable and inspiring leadership to help spark hope around the globe. We need to act together, with clear intentions and vision, if we are going to keep our planet healthy and sustainable for future generations.

Led by a broad roster of legendary visionaries, the Activating Hope Summit sets out to infuse hope in these trying times, giving participants the vision and tools to fight for our global future together.

What awaits you on your Activating Hope Summit journey:

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    Beacons of Hope Teachings & Conversations
    Embrace one-hour messages of hope from a collection of diverse voices, including celebrities, wellness leaders, beloved musicians, prominent activists, and more.
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    Daily Workshops
    Led by some of today’s top mindfulness leaders and luminaries, these daily 45-minute workshops explore how hope can be an active practice infused into all facets of everyday life. These workshops will get you thinking, moving, writing, and creating and leave you with concrete tools and active inspiration.
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    What Gives Me Hope?
    Dozens of short videos from socially conscious thought leaders aimed at providing bite-sized moments of hope to reenergize you when you need it most.

The Activating Hope Summit day by day:

Opening Keynote

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.

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.

Lily Diamond


Lily Diamond

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

Rebecca Walker


Rebecca Walker

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

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, and a UN Messenger of Peace.

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.

Celebrated for decades of work bringing conservation to the forefront

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.

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

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

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.

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

Doug Abrams
Doug Abrams


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


Rachel Neumann

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.

Help us spark change worldwide through the unshakable force of hope.

How do we stay hopeful when everything seems hopeless? How do we cultivate hope in our children? What is the relationship between hope and action?

Join us for four revitalizing days of discussion, inspiration, and connection led by a carefully curated selection of global leaders and experts. These voices include mindfulness leaders, environmental activists, social change agents, and more.

We will take the big idea of hope and translate it into manageable, approachable concepts and practices, so that individually and together we can cultivate optimism in the everyday.

Look forward to:

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    Renewing your 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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    Harnessing Expert Wisdom
    Receive daily teaching and insights that empower you to recognize and grow hope every day.
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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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    Discovering practical applications
    Walk away with defined, meaningful steps to follow through on actions of hope in your everyday life.
  • icon-bullet-spark-1
    Renewing your sense of optimism
    Reignite the deep-rooted feeling of hope that may have faltered due to any number of external factors.
  • icon-bullet-spark-2
    Harnessing Expert Wisdom
    Receive daily teaching and insights that empower you to recognize and grow hope every day.
  • icon-bullet-spark-3
    Creating Global Connection
    Broaden your network of like-minded individuals by interacting with fellow attendees in a variety of ways.
  • icon-bullet-spark-4
    Discovering practical applications
    Walk away with defined, meaningful steps to follow through on actions of hope in your everyday life.
  • icon-bullet-spark-1
    Renewing your sense of optimism
  • Reignite the deep-rooted feeling of hope that may have faltered due to any number of external factors.
  • icon-bullet-spark-2
    Harnessing Expert Wisdom
  • Receive daily teaching and insights that empower you to recognize and grow hope every day.
  • icon-bullet-spark-3
    Creating Global Connection
  • Broaden your network of like-minded individuals by interacting with fellow attendees in a variety of ways.
  • icon-bullet-spark-4
    Discovering practical applications
  • Walk away with defined, meaningful steps to follow through on actions of hope in your everyday life.
Sounds True Presents Act

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

Join us for this FREE EVENT from November 4–7, 2021

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