Author Archives for Shannon Hughes

#becauseofHATCH: Hannah Herbst shares her life changing experience at HATCH

September 16, 2017 11:06 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Every HATCH Experience takes a heartfelt investment of thousands of volunteer hours, generous financial support, and a limitless commitment to helping current and future leaders HATCH a better world.  That’s why emails like this from HATCH NextGen’ers like Hannah Herbst move us so profoundly, and keep us focused on bringing together the hearts, minds, and […]


HATCH Activation at Sustainable Brands ’17 Detroit

August 14, 2017 2:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

From May 22nd to the 25th, a team of HATCHers converged at the Cobo Convention Center for the 2017 Sustainable Brands Conference in Detroit, focused on Redefining the Good Life.  HATCH was invited to participate after a successful first year of partnering with Sustainable Brands (SB) as our key Sustainability Partner at HATCH Experiences. […]


#becauseofHATCH: Panamanian Artist Uses Creativity to Combat Climate Change

August 1, 2017 5:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

HATCH is a convergence of creative minds, focused on using their skills and passions to rapidly develop and implement next generation solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. Diwigdi Valiente tapped right into that Venn Diagram of heart, mind & taking action during the 4.5 days of HATCH Latin America.  Hearing climate action leaders […]


HATCH + C2 = Creativity and Commerce Come to Life

July 21, 2017 6:31 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Goodbye cynicism. Hello new ideas.  This May, for the fifth year in a row, HATCH was invited to curate a specific tribe as guests to the C2 (creativity + commerce) conference in Montreal.  And we are genuinely grateful and inspired by the collaborative opportunities we’ve found in this partnership.  C2 is an impressive conference showcasing […]


#becauseofHATCH Impact Oaxaca Challenge

December 3, 2016 12:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

During the first week of November, members of the global HATCH Network and Mexican thought leaders converged in the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico for a design thinking lab focused on select local challenges, curated by local influences.  The inaugural Oaxaca Challenge is the first of what HATCH intends to be the beginning […]


One Student’s Life-Changing Moment at HATCH: Spontaneous Combustion

November 11, 2016 8:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This piece was written by Bozeman High School student and HATCH NextGen member, Cole Janssen, after attending his first HATCH Experience in Big Sky this September.  Cole is an incredibly talented National Geographic-published photographer, writer, and rock climber.  He’s also a Peer Educator at Bridger Care Clinic.   “Maybe it’s the power conjured from […]