In 2019, the theme of the Cross Summer Academy was “Open Minds Change the World.”
Together, we accomplished one very important goal: we demonstrated that no matter where we are from, when we come together to celebrate life, we all grow. We accomplish things that would otherwise be impossible. We demonstrated that, in human terms, our world is borderless.
Throughout the Academy we celebrated the openness of discovery: the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, the creative potential in technology art and design, the passion of Wasabi cultivation, the exploration of Karst geography, and much more.
In 2020 our theme shifts slightly to recognize one of the worlds most symbolic gestures of community: the Olympics. Our theme, as a consequence, is “Olympic Minds Change the World.” We recognize this by recognizing the Olympic potential in all of us, in sport, engineering, art, exploration, and more.
In 2019 the Cross Summer Academy welcomed people from all parts of the world: Morocco, France, Georgia, the USA, Sri Lanka, Canada, the Philippines, Russia, Taiwan, England, Germany, Ireland, Japan, China, and Korea.
The 2020 Cross Summer Academy is promising to be an even more diverse experience. Together, we look forward to defining the kind of world we choose to live in.