This past weekend, we wrapped up our annual media summit, which focused on Restorative Narrative — a term that ivoh coined to describe stories that show how people and communities are making a meaningful progression from despair to resilience.

The summit attracted about 140 people from a variety of media sectors — journalism, documentary film, gaming, advertising, photography, and the arts. Attendees came from across the U.S. and about a dozen different countries. Together, we engaged in thoughtful dialogues about restorative narratives, community narratives, empathy, and resilience in storytelling.

Below are some photos from the retreat and summit. You can read more coverage here.

Early morning yoga session | Photo by Mallary Tenore
ivoh core team member Meredith Porte with speakers Phoenix Perry and Nancy McGirr during the retreat day |Photo by Kenny Irby
Judy Rodgers, president of ivoh’s board of trustees, with trustee, Ozioma Egwuonwu, at ivoh Summit, June 2015.
Summit attendees reflecting during the retreat day | Photo by Kenny Irby
ivoh’s Judy Rodgers and Veronica (Waddy) McHugh | Photo by Kenny Irby
Summit attendees | Photo by Sanjeev Chatterjee
ivoh trustee Gayatri Naraine with speaker Luis Mora | Photo by Sanjeev Chatterjee
ivoh trustee Jon Funabiki with speakers Scott Gurian and Roberta Gratz | Photo by Sanjeev Chatterjee
Speakers Laura Lo Forti, Kevin Becker, Roberta Gratz, and Scott Gurian. | Photo by Sanjeev Chatterjee
Artist Cy Wagoner | Photo by Sanjeev Chatterjee
Summit attendees | Photo by Sanjeev Chatterjee
Attendees take in the scenery at Peace Village | Photo by Kenny Irby
Musician Stan Strickland | Photo by Sanjeev Chatterjee
Summit attendees | Photo by Sanjeev Chaterjee
Speaker Kim Cross | Photo by Sanjeev Chatterjee
ivoh trustee John Yearwood and speaker Melanie Green | Photo by Sanjeev Chatterjee
Attendees dancing to “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart,” a restorative narrative-based song. Speaker Jacqui Banaszynski and moderator Erin Shaw Street led the sing-a-long. | Photo by Kenny Irby
ivoh Award of Appreciation winner Jesse Roesler | Photo by Sanjeev Chaterjee
ivoh Award of Appreciation winner Asha Siad | Photo by Sanjeev Chaterjee
ivoh Award of Appreciation winner Asha Siad with judges Mallary Tenore and Meredith Porte | Photo by Sanjeev Chatterjee
ivoh Award of Appreciation winner Tara Bracco | Photo by Sanjeev Chaterjee
ivoh Award of Appreciation winner Adam Horowitz | Photo by Sanjeev Chaterjee
ivoh Award of Appreciation winner Adam Horowitz with judges Mallary Tenore and Meredith Porte | Photo by Sanjeev Chaterjee
ivoh Award of Appreciation winner Lisa De Bode | Photo by Sanjeev Chaterjee
2015 Award of Appreciation winners | Photo by Vaughn Wallace