2023 Conference

September 26, 2023 to October 2, 2023

We are excited to alert you to our 2023 Annual Policy Conference set for the end of September. The theme is Preventing & Stopping Violence: Effective Actions to Curtail Conflict.  The opening of the event on Tuesday, September 26, will feature three speakers: Paul Rogers, Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford (UK) will lead off in the morning, followed in the afternoon by Kai Brand-Jacobsen, President, Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania, and Irvin Waller, Professor, Criminology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa and Author in a hybrid virtual and in-person program. The conference will continue with virtual sessions of panels and speakers until Monday, October 2, 2023.

We are bringing together what we believe is an impressive array of presenters who will explain cases of successful peace actions and explore lessons for policymakers and practitioners to lessen the degree of conflict in the world.  With the news heavily laden with coverage of conflict and violence – community, domestic, and international – we think it’s important to focus on “what works” to stop, even prevent, the mayhem.  Please review the Outline for the background and scope of the conference and the Program for the content of the many sessions. Speaker biographies are now available through the button on the top of the page and Resources are now online.

In order to make our conference accessible to as many people as possible, we are keeping our registration fees low. Registration for the Hybrid (In-person and virtual) conference attendance is $60 and the All-Virtual Conference registration fee is $50. An A-la-Carte option is also available, with a suggested donation of $10 per webinar registration.

If you have questions for any of our speakers or panels before the event, or resource materials you think are useful to other participants, please send us an email to group78@group78.org.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference.