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The Summit

March 27-29th, 2019

The first ever Euphrates Institute River of Hope Summit will be held from March 27th through the 29th, 2019 at The McConnell Foundation’s Lema Ranch in Redding, California.


The deadline to apply to the summit has expired! If you didn’t make it this year, we hope you’ll try again next year!



Our three day summit will be a unique opportunity to come together with other change-makers and thought leaders in a community of practice. You will not be a passive bystander listening to speeches, but rather dive deep into story-sharing, workshops, skills-building, exchanging best practices, and sharing ideas for a better world in a beautiful meeting space. There will be plenty of opportunity for reflection, listening, and time in nature.

The Summit will be an opportunity for us to come together as a community of global citizens to deepen our own connections and strengthen our practice of peace. You will undoubtedly leave the event inspired and empowered as a changemaker!

Read up on the full agenda here.




If you are a globally-minded citizen, peacebuilder, change-maker, community leader or activists, Euphrates Chapter member, or just someone who wants to make a difference in your community and the world, this Summit is for you! We have limited space for up to 70 individuals. Please fill out the form to apply.

We look forward to welcoming you, along with five of our international Chapter Leaders - Sohini Jana from India, Elesse Bafandjo from the Democratic Republic of Congo, James Offuh from Côte d’Ivoire, Emmanuel Tanifum from Cameroon and Victor Garpulee from Liberia. These are inspiring individuals with incredible stories of transformation. You can learn more about them here.


Wednesday, March 27th, 8:30 am - 6 pm & community forum from 6-8 pm

Thursday, March 28th, 8:30 am - 6 pm

Friday, March 29th, 8:30 am - noon, Gala at 5:30 pm

We will also convene a community forum, open to the Redding area public, for participants to hear the remarkable stories and examples of community transformation and peacebuilding from our international guests, and share stories of their own resilience in the wake of the Carr Fire.