Save the Date: The Global Youth Congress is set to return to Liverpool Hope University from 13th - 20th June 2018.
Ten years on from the original event, The Big Hope fulfils its promise to welcome back young people from around the world to Liverpool, as the city celebrates a decade since being European Capital of Culture.
The Big Hope 2 will provide the opportunity for young people from diverse backgrounds to come together to explore and debate key issues affecting individuals and societies around the world, such as freedom, conflict, equality and change. These four issues will form the four pillars of the conference. Workshops, seminars and keynote speeches will focus on the relationships between these issues and factors such as innovation, communication, work and business, and faith. You can see all 12 themes on the Themes page.
The Big Hope 2 is brought to you by Liverpool Hope University. Liverpool Hope is a top 50 UK university and ranked second in the UK for teaching excellence by The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. You can learn more about Liverpool Hope University on our website www.hope.ac.uk.
Rt Hon Lord David Alton and Father Michael Lapsely confirmed for 2018!
We're delighted to confirm the Rt Hon Lord David Alton and Father Michael Lapsely will be attending The Big Hope 2 in 2018.
Lord Alton said: "The Big Hope is a brilliant opportunity to bring together a rising generation whose friendships, ideals, and leadership, can help create a more hopeful and just world than the one into which they were born.”
Baroness Illora Finlay of Llandaff
Anne Lonsdale CBE
Baroness Caroline Cox of Queensbury - "In 2008, I was fortunate to be part of The Big Hope. I am delighted and very proud to be invited back for The Big Hope 2, 2018. I am inspired and encouraged every time I visit Liverpool Hope University by the vision and support it provides to people of any age to be able to fulfil their potential. The Big Hope 2's vision of mutual respect, freedom, concern for the individual and the importance of educating young people across the world is inspirational."
Dr Stephan Wassong, German Sport University Cologne - "The Big Hope 2 will be a platform for academic, social and personal exchange. That`s why it is a pleasure for me to contribute to it."