Explore the future

Accelerate positive global impact

Partner in peer to peer project acceleration

Empower next generation leaders

For the first time in Europe, HATCH and thecamp are joining forces to create a cross-pollinated alchemy of global perspectives, bringing thought leaders together to re-ignite their creative vision, and establish bonds with a new network for life. HATCH outcomes have led to hundreds of new projects, collaborations, and ongoing mentorship.

HATCH brings together the most provocative innovators, inventors and cultural catalysts across a wide range of disciplines for four unforgettable days launching impactful projects, radical creativity, and unexpected encounters.

Founded in 2004, HATCH is a network of accomplished doers working to better humanity. HATCH connects innovative minds to resources and a global network to activate solutions. thecamp was opened in 2018 with the mission of working on solutions for cities of the future. Together, HATCH and theCamp are bringing you the inaugural HATCH europe.

Currently there is a lack of time, space and incentive for collaboration to turn into actionable solutions. HATCH addresses this by focusing on the individual and maximizing their potential, and then carefully curates and connects innovative minds to resources and a global network to activate solutions.

The HATCH ecosystem exists of:

  • Two signature summits each year
  • HATCH Labs (think tanks)
  • HATCH Academy
  • And an A.I. / machine learning platform that match makes needs / solutions and resources to ideas.

A Sampling of Alumni ...

Michelle Thaller Nasa Scientist
John Hardy Founder, Greenschool Bali
Dr. Beth Altringer Lead, Desirabilty Lab, Harvard
Tom Gruber Inventor, Siri, Apple
Jeff Bridges Oscar-winning actor
Sylvia Earle Oceanographer, National Geographic explorer-in-residence

Aix-en-Provence, France

Open since October 2017 in Aix-en-Provence, France, thecamp is a base camp for exploring the future. It's a new focal point and meeting point that welcomes all kinds of explorer communities. A space where expeditions are planned to sound out and invent the future in a collaborative way. Dedicated to emerging technologies (virtual reality, robotics, artificial intelligence, biotechnology) and social innovation (collective intelligence, sustainable economic models, shared governance), thecamp is a place for inspiration, exchanges, creation and experimentation on a large scale.

For thousands of years, people have had the same concerns: What will we eat tomorrow? How will we learn? What will it be like to age? How will we go from one place to another? Using what energy? Now, thecamp is undertaking these challenges and finding new approaches to universal issues, aggregating people and projects driven by the same excitement for the future.

And that’s why the partnership with HATCH is perfect.

Learn more about Aix-en-Provence, France

Creative Collaboration to Solve Global Challenges

The goal at HATCH Europe is to make forward progress on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are universal call to actions centered around equality, poverty, the environment, global warming and restoring peace and prosperity. They address the root causes that unite us in an effort to create positive change for both people and planet.

Details & Cost

$2925 / €2500 includes

Access to a global network
Accelerate postive impact projects
Sponsor young talent
An unforgettable experience (workshops, speakers, entertainment, music)
4 night accommodations / 3 meals per day (including snack breaks)

Only 100 invites. Event programming starts after lunch at 1:30pm on Friday, June 15th and ends after breakfast on Monday, June 18th.

  • Thurs, June 14 - International guests arrive to thecamp
  • Fri, June 15 - French guests arrive // programming begins after lunch at 1:30pm
  • Sat / Sun - full programming
  • Mon, June 15 - depart from thecamp after breakfast.
  • Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, there is an optional immersion field trip exploring the beauty of the South of France (not included in registration fee). Click here to explore options: https://lokaltravel.typeform.com/to/Jktu5K?name=xxxxx&email=xxxxx

UPDATE: Due to the strikes in France we have moved the dates (June 15 - 18) and are scaling back from the full Signature Summit experience, and focusing on creating an exclusive, intimate experience. A smaller think tank and peer-to-peer project accelerator to create positive impact in your lives and on the world. We are excited about power of the exceptional people that are converging for this special inaugural initiative to catalyze a pipeline of innovation between multiple countries.


HATCH is a non-profit designed to benefit you, your organization, and the world, as well as mentor the next generation of our global leaders. A Signature HATCH Summit costs $2925/€2500, (all inclusive).

We do not want financial constraints to stand in the way of your ability to experience HATCH. If the cost is prohibitive, please email experience@hatchexperience.org, and we will explore options for partial support from the scholarship fund. Some attendees may also choose to sponsor by "paying it forward".

For US citizens, 50% of this ticket is tax deductible to 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, which is used to fund scholarships for students, and artists. This is how your $2925/€2500 full ticket price breaks down:

  • 50% - Hard costs (includes accommodations, food, logistics, A/V, venue rental, entertainment, etc.)
  • 25% - Scholarship fund to assist those in need to attend
  • 25% - To HATCH non-profit overhead