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HATCH + C2 = Creativity and Commerce Come to Life

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 the […]
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What is HATCH?

Founded in 2004, HATCH connects people to resources and a global network to accelerate solutions to global challenges. HATCH is anchored by: Two annual, curated HATCH Summits – Carefully selected social impact leaders, influencers, inventors, technologists, CEOs, designers, artists, and more NextGen Program – The world is being inherited by a resilient generation of intelligent, empathetic […]
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#becauseofHATCH Impact Oaxaca Challenge

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 of […]
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One Student’s Life-Changing Moment at HATCH: Spontaneous Combustion

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 many […]
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#becauseofhatch: Reflecting on the impact of HATCH Experience//Big Sky 2016

“I prefer the absurdity in believing that this very moment matters, and that what we do can actually change the world.” – Pete Strom, HATCH facilitator In its thirteenth year the HATCH summit gathered together 150 of the greatest minds in the world, all striving to “HATCH a better world” through creativity and innovation. They […]
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Whurley on the Intersection of Creativity, Technology & Equality

Funk Bassist.  IBM Master Inventor.  Best Evil Genius . Chief Technology Officer.  Gender Equality Advocate. These are just a sampling of the titles earned by Whurley (born William Hurley) since graduating from a Texas high school in 1989.  Whurley is now globally known as one of the pioneers in the open source software community, and as […]
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KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz on Whole Systems Thinking and Solution-Finding

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 us […]
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14 year-old Royce Mann on White Boy Privilege and Unschooling

After winning a slam poetry competition at his school, 14-year-old Royce Mann was surprised when the school’s on-line video reached 40,000 views. The video of his performance was soon taken down when the school could no longer monitor the comments. “I thought, well, going viral was cool,” said Royce, “I could check that off the […]
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Meredith Walker on the Power of Humor, Authenticity and Dirt Biking

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 Live. […]
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#becauseofHATCH: Butterscotch & Director Mary John Frank on “Accept Who I Am”

Mary John Frank and Butterscotch on the music video “Accept Who I Am” From Montana to New York to Los Angeles, singer and beatboxer, Butterscotch, and director and choreographer, Mary John Frank, criss-crossed paths to create the groundbreaking music video, “Accept Who I Am.” The two artists met unexpectedly at the creativity summit, HATCH Experience […]
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The Creative Connection: Actor Tim Daly & NASA Astronomer Michelle Thaller

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 in […]
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HATCH Activation at C2 Montreal

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 trends, […]
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HATCH Experience North America at Moonlight Basin in Big Sky, Montana

  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 state by […]
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The HATCH Network: Stu Robertson and Peace in 10,000 Hands

“The most powerful thing in the world is not a man, a woman, a country, or a bomb. The most powerful thing is an idea.” That was the opening statement from Stu Robertson’s talk about his groundbreaking project Peace in 10,000 Hands on day 2 of HATCH Experience 2015; simultaneously reminding all of us of the power and […]
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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 horizon […]
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HATCH Connects Latin America in Kalu Yala, Panama

Last week, I shut off my phone, left my computer at home, and headed to Panama to spend 4 days off the grid in a jungle called Kalu Yala. 150 artists, educators, inventors, designers, founders, disruptors, technologists, mentors, and students came together with a single vision: to HATCH a better world. My journey began in […]
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Panama’s Top Newspaper, La Estrella, Puts Spotlight on HATCH Latin America

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 and […]
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UPDATE: #EarthToParis Reaches Over 1.4 Billion Impressions During COP21

On Saturday, December 12th 195 nations gathered for COP21 in Paris reached a landmark deal for the first time to lower greenhouse gas emissions and stave off the most dramatic impacts of climate change. The deal represents what South Africa’s environment minister, Bomo Edna Molewa, called the “first step in a long journey that the global community […]
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HATCH Latin America Launches Feb 17-21 @ Kalu Yala, Panama.

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 through […]
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