EXTREME HANGOUT'S STORY
Inspired by our love of adventure sports, the natural world, and our passion for protecting the planet, Extreme International established The Extreme Hangout as a climate action events platform in 2021.
The Extreme Hangout’s purpose is to give young changemakers a voice, popularise the climate movement and inspire urgent environmental action. We launched at COP26 in Glasgow, followed with further great success at COP27 in Egypt and recently on boarded PwC as our first global sponsor. We are now making plans for COP28 in Dubai alongside a global event series, rolling it out with local partners to 100 locations around the world.
Extreme Hangouts are places for engagement, inspiration, education, and entertainment. To date we have worked with over 300 incredible speakers from Lily Cole and Bear Grylls to Paul Polman and the Prime Minister of the Bahamas. We have had over 8000 visitors and achieved over 5m video views. On the shores of the Red Sea, Sharm El Sheikh we co-located with the New York Times and created an authentic open air Bedouin village overlooking the reef and operated for 4 wonderful days “The most beautiful, engaging event and maybe the coolest venue at COP27” Ivan Duque Marquez, Former President of Colombia.
Extreme Hangout Local is 1-2 day events locally organised and hosted by passionate climate advocates working with brilliant changemakers, influencers, entrepreneurs, NGOs, brands, companies, cities and tourism boards. The Extreme Hangout central team provide the brand under a licence agreement, our conference manual which explains in detail how to run an Extreme Hangout, overarching themes and speaker advice, media platform access, content editing and distribution.