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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 […]

KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz on Whole Systems Thinking and Solution-Finding

September 4, 2016 8:12 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Koann is the Founder and CEO of Sustainable Life Media and Sustainable Brands whose involvement with the intersection of environmental and human issues in business dates back to the mid-1980s.  Since 2003, she has devoted her full attention to the emerging field of social and environmental sustainability, launching Sustainable Life Media in 2004. Tell […]

Meredith Walker on the Power of Humor, Authenticity and Dirt Biking

August 31, 2016 9:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Meredith Walker is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, an organization “dedicated to helping young people cultivate their authentic selves…a place where people can truly be their weird and wonderful selves.”  Meredith has also produced the Peabody and Emmy award-winning Nick News, and served as Head of the Talent Department at Saturday Night […]

The Creative Connection: Actor Tim Daly & NASA Astronomer Michelle Thaller

June 11, 2016 4:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A conversation between HATCHers Tim Daly and Michelle Thaller during the inaugural HATCH Latin America at Kalu Yala in the Panamanian rainforest.  February 19th, 2016.  Tim Daly is most recently known for his current role on CBS’ political drama television series Madam Secretary , and has been a leading advocate for STEAM (science, technology, arts, and math) education […]

HATCH Activation at C2 Montreal

June 8, 2016 2:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

For the fourth year in a row this May over 50 HATCHers were invited by the organizers of C2 Montreal, to be a part of an immersive three-day event hosted by global creative agency Sid Lee.  C2 is a truly unique experience – the “superbowl of creative conferences” that brings together commerce and creativity to explore […]

HATCH Experience North America at Moonlight Basin in Big Sky, Montana

June 8, 2016 1:46 am Published by Leave your thoughts

  HATCH was founded in Montana, and will always proudly call Big Sky Country home for good reason. Southwest Montana is consistently recognized as one of the best areas to live, work and play in America by magazines such as Outdoor Magazine, Business Week, USA Today, New York Times, and Forbes.  Montana has also been named the #1 most entrepreneurial […]

The HATCH Network: Grimanesa Amoros on Channeling Creativity

March 2, 2016 7:26 pm Published by Comments Off on The HATCH Network: Grimanesa Amoros on Channeling Creativity

“I love sharing creativity with others through my work, and I am lucky to encounter things in my surroundings that inspire me, such as nature.” – Grimanesa Amoros, HATCH Experience 2015. Creating a strong sense of place and fostering connections to nature is a huge part of the HATCH Experience.  For a dozen years, the vast […]

Panama’s Top Newspaper, La Estrella, Puts Spotlight on HATCH Latin America

February 12, 2016 8:54 pm Published by 1 Comment

HATCH Latin America has gained significant regional interest as the event kick-off draws closer.  This morning Panama’s top newspaper, La Estrella, featured an article titled “Four Days of Innovation in the Panamanian Jungle” covering HATCH’s focus on sparking creativity to create a better world, highlights of the inaugural HATCH Experience in Latin America, and key partners Kalu Yala […]

HATCH Latin America Launches Feb 17-21 @ Kalu Yala, Panama.

December 14, 2015 4:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Building on HATCH Experience’s twelve years of growing success & global influence, the inaugural HATCH Summit in Latin America will take place February 17-21, 2016 at Kalu Yala, the world’s most sustainable community – located less than an hour from downtown Panama City. HATCH Lat•Am is a unique, invite-only summit focused on fast-tracking global progress & innovation […]

#EarthToParis: HATCH partners w/ U.N. & GOOD to send critical message to world leaders

December 13, 2015 6:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

At HATCH Experience 2015, NASA Scientist Michelle Thaller  offered a very blunt assessment of the rapidly accelerating climate crisis; and a very clear message that it’s time for all of us to push for meaningful action from world leaders. She also offered a hugely compelling argument to quickly push past the collective disconnect we feel when such […]

HATCH Ostinato Project Connects Renowned Composers & Musicians w/ Big Sky Students

December 12, 2015 2:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

”My kid came home from school last week talking about music every day. He’s never talked about music class before. Not even close.”– a parent in a parent/teacher’s conference two weeks after launching the “HATCH Ostinato Project” When world-renowned composers Philip Sheppard and Russell Spurlock visited John Zirkle’s music class at a school in rural […]

Roadmap of the HATCH Experience

November 30, 2015 9:27 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We were greeted with all the magic Montana has to offer on the first day of this year’s HATCH Experience. Halfway up the Big Sky mountain road, steady rain gave way to snowflakes, and the golds, greens, and reds of autumn slipped under a blanket of white. By the time we turned onto the […]

Philip Sheppard Performs at Eiffel Tower for #COP21 1 Heart 1 Tree Opening

November 27, 2015 6:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Renowned composer and HATCH Board Member Philip Sheppard performed at the Eiffel Tower on the opening night of COP21 to help kick off 1 Heart 1 Tree‘s effort to re-forest conflict and war zones.  The performance and virtual reforestation installation were live extensions of the 1 Heart 1 Tree app that allowed people around the world to let world […]

#BecauseofHATCH – How HATCH changed a Groundbreaker’s course

November 10, 2015 1:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When Bozeman talented musician and  high school junior Caroline Janssen was invited to participate in HATCH 2014 as a Groundbreaker, she recalls having a “solid life plan”.  During the four days she spent with creators and innovators from around the globe, she realized the power and beauty of changing course to realize new dreams. In Fall […]

HATCH Collaboration “Compose Yourself” Earns Wall Street Journal Headline

November 9, 2015 4:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Renowned composer and cellist Philip Sheppard met Tanya Thompson, then Head of ThinkFun Inc. Inventor Relations (now Mastermind Toys‘ Head of Global Product Sourcing and Development), at HATCH in 2013.  Since then, the duo have collaborated on several fun projects and events – earning accolades at Toy Fair 2015 along the way. A few weeks after HATCH 2015, Philip and […]