Speakers and delegates from across the globe have arrived at Liverpool Hope University, for the launch of The Big Hope 2 Young Leaders Congress.
Over the course of seven days, some of the world’s leading experts and social commentators will share insights, inspire debates and create a platform for change.
The congress will officially launch at a special Opening Ceremony held at Liverpool Cathedral this afternoon (Wednesday 13th June).
Delegates and staff of the University will come together to celebrate the week ahead and hear from Member of the House of Lords Baroness Caroline Cox, South African Anglican Priest and Social Justice Activist Father Michael Lapsley, and Director of the Centre for Bhutan Studies His Excellency Karma Ura.
Throughout the Congress, a number of high-profile speakers will give keynote addresses, including former Home Secretary the Rt. Hon. Charles Clarke, and Leader of the Liberal Democrats the Rt. Hon. Sir Vince Cable.
Discussion forums will provide young people with the opportunity to be a part of meaningful conversations on a diverse range of themes. Freedom, conflict, equality and change will be explored through workshops and seminars led by a panel of leading global influencers.
The Big Hope 2 returns to Liverpool Hope 10 years after the University hosted The Big Hope Global Youth Congress, as part of Liverpool’s year as the European Capital of Culture.