SXSW 2024

Hope in Motion: Empowering Communities Through Activation


The world is filled with hopelessness, impacting nearly 60% of teen girls, and it's higher within oppressed populations. Hope is a transformative force that empowers individuals and communities to overcome adversity. This panel aims to explore diverse perspectives on how to activate hope across various populations, including the LGBTQIA community, veterans, inner-city residents, workplaces, and emerging generations. Through an engaging discussion, we will shed light on the science of hope, measure the audience’s hope, and share strategies to activate the ‘how’ to hope in people’s lives.

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Kathryn Goetzke, Chief Hope Officer, The SHINE Hope Company

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Health & MedTech
  • Track 2
  • Level: Advanced

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