Hope Summit to begin Monday


The Hope Summit, an event Belmont President Greg Jones announced in August, kicks off on Monday.

The summit is three-day event with activities “focused on making hope real in our lives, work and community,” as written on Jones’ website. The featured events include community trick or treating, a fall festival and multiple panels.

The first event on Monday focuses on “unleashing creativity” and will feature different perspectives on social innovation. The panel will start at 10 a.m. in the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts.

The next event of the day, kicking off at 3 p.m. in the Fisher Center, will zero-in on creative storytelling and will feature executives from DreamWorks, StoryCrate and Skoll.

To celebrate the peak of the Hope Summit, classes are canceled on Wednesday.

The fall festival will start at 11:30 a.m. on the Main Lawn, featuring pumpkins, music and rides.

Community trick or treating will also take place that same day from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on campus.

The summit concludes with a writers round featuring Belmont alumni Allen Shamblin, Emily Falvey, Cameron Bedell and Luke Laird at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the Fisher Center.

This article was written by Braden Simmons.

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