Geography of Hope

Geography of Hope

Since 2008, Point Reyes Station has been home to the Geography of Hope conference which takes its name from writer Wallace Stegner’s description of wild landscapes. Stegner says: “We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in. For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope.” This conference features conversations with noted writers, poets, environmental leaders and activists. The theme for the 2018 GOH conference, March 17-18th, is “Finding Resilience in Nature in Perilous Times”.  Following the conference, is a year-long series of ongoing talks, retreats, and pilgrimages throughout the Bay Area continuing to explore the theme of resilience in nature.