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Annual HOPE Summit

Third Annual Virtual HOPE Summit – Practicing HOPE

Register now for the 2023 HOPE Summit! Be sure to join us during the week of March 27, 2023.
View the current schedule for the two day virtual summit.

Continuing Education Credits are Available!
We are offering up to six (6) continuing education credits with the purchase of a ticket to the summit.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

NURSESNursing contact hours will be awarded.

This activity is pending approval from the National Association of Social Workers.

Keynote Speaker: Dolores Acevedo-Garcia
Dr. Acevedo-Garcia is Samuel F. and Rose B. Gingold Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, and Director of the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University. Her research focuses on the social determinants (e.g. residential segregation, neighborhood inequality, immigrant adaptation) of racial/ethnic inequities in health; the role of social policies (e.g. housing policies, anti-poverty policies, immigrant policies) in reducing those inequities; and the health and wellbeing of children with special needs. Read more about Dolores Acevedo-Garcia.

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This year, we are looking for sponsors for the 2023 HOPE Summit! To view a list of the different levels of sponsorship, click the link below. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor at any level or have any questions, email us at

Thank You to Our Sponsors!
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To view sessions from the 2022 HOPE Summit – Growing HOPE use this link to log in to the conference site.

Past Summits



We were absolutely delighted to have Wendy Ellis, Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for Community Resilience at George Washington University, be our Keynote speaker. Her work Building Resilient Communities shows how communities can work together to create opportunities for positive childhood experiences.

We offered diverse workshops in our afternoon sessions that taught attendees how to grow HOPE within their organizations and sector specific work. There were many opportunities for networking throughout the day with speakers and other attendees. For those who attended this years Summit, we will be hosting more networking events on the platform within the coming months!

View highlights from the plenary sessions and the full schedule from 2022 below.

Spreading HOPE Virtual Summit

April 9, 2021

On April 9, 2021, the HOPE National Resource Center hosted our first annual summit. The theme in 2021 was Spreading HOPE, and among rich discussions on HOPE in various sectors, we celebrated the growing recognition of our work around the country. Over three hundred people participated from across the U.S. and five other countries, from the health, education, child welfare, and public health sectors, including front-line providers and senior executives.

Rev. Darrell Armstrong provided a powerful keynote address. Using his own life story as an example, Rev. Armstrong described how childhood adversity can be overcome; we are capable of healing even after severe trauma. Rev. Armstrong discussed how he uses HOPE to guide pre-baptismal counseling for his congregants, and how he has trained other clergy members who now add the principles of brain science to their deep spiritual tradition and connections. The recording is available below.

Keynote – Rev Darrell Armstrong

HOPE in 2021 and Beyond – Dr. Bob Sege

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