Emerging Leaders’ Summit

AUGUST 11-13, 2021
12:00 pm – 6:30 pm


The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) hosted a 2021 Emerging Leaders’ Summit! The Summit was a virtual experience with participation centered on young people aged 14-35 but open to all.

The 2021 Summit strengthened connections between young leaders and their networks, sparked momentum for youth movements at the intersection of nature and climate justice, and provide a space for artistic creation and performance utilizing the outdoors and the Appalachian Trail as a muse.

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The Emerging Leaders’ Summit provided career and professional development skills, trainings, workshops, panels, and  inspirational speakers to connect with participants to build community, gain skills, and share stories through creative expression.

*Each day included powerful keynote panels & presenters, mindful movement breaks, and opportunities for action.

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