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Our Mission

We are an annual conference and festival held in Charleston founded to create agency and hope through community-driven solutions. 

The Hope Summit is a multidisciplinary and intersectional ideas and solutions summit with core thematic tracks that include water quality and plastic pollution, stewardship and citizen science, governance, ecological restoration, resilience and adaptation, storytelling as a catalyst of change, environmental justice, and traditional ways of experiencing and managing terrestrial and marine ecosystems.

Our Theme in 2024

Reshaping our relationship with water, waterways, and the ocean through community-driven solutions.

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THS 2024


September 28th - October 1st | Charleston, South Carolina
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The Hope Summit Next Generation Fund

Conference Scholarships

At The Hope Summit, we are committed to developing and accelerating young emerging leaders through mentorship, workshops, equitable access, community, and scholarships for 100 students and early career professionals to receive fully-sponsored Conference Passes.

Whether you are joining us from coastal South Carolina or from the other side of the world, you are local to your community and we welcome your knowledge and solutions at The Hope Summit.


Location Co-Hosts

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