Geography of Hope 2018
The 2018 Geography of Hope Conference explores the theme of “Finding Resilience in Nature in Perilous Times” on Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18.
Over the past decade, the Geography of Hope Conference has illuminated the relationship between people and the land, and strengthened that bond through the compelling voices of writers, artists, and activists who offer both inspiration and calls to action. This year's conference will show ways to build emotional and spiritual resilience, using nature as a touchstone.
On Saturday March 17, participants will experience a feast of conversations, writing, and reflection with Peter Forbes (Founder of the Center for Whole Communities), Rue Mapp (Founder of Outdoor Afro), and Caleen Sisk (Spiritual Leader and Tribal Chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe). On Sunday morning March 18, attendees will take part in land-based restoration and environmental efforts with Peter Wohlleben, bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World.
Watch more videos from last year's gathering!
Conference tickets are $175/person.
A limited number of partial scholarships are available for people from 18–30 years of age.
Saturday, March 17
- Morning: Saturday panels with Peter Forbes, Rue Mapp, and Caleen Sisk
- Afternoon: Saturday lunch & dinner featuring delicious locally sourced food & drink
- Evening: Saturday evening program with vocal improvisationalist David Worm (founding member of Bobby McFerrin’s Voicestra)
Sunday, March 18
- Morning: Sunday morning restoration project with author Peter Wohlleben
—2017 GOH Attendee