Big Hope 2 comes 10 years after the original event and fulfils the promise made to welcome back young people from around the world to Liverpool, as the city celebrates a decade since being European Capital of Culture.
In 2008, the City of Liverpool had the honour of being named European Capital of Culture and The Big Hope was Liverpool Hope University’s official contribution to both the celebrations, and the European Parliament’s Year of Intercultural Dialogue.
Around 800 international delegates heard from a diverse selection of global speakers, who discussed some of the foremost global concerns of the 21st century including the environment and sustainable development, global coexistence, international development, politics, law, and human rights.
Throughout the conference there were 21 keynote addresses and among the presenters were Cherie Booth QC, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor, and former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese.
You can view a full gallery of images in our The Big Hope 2008 Flickr album.