2015 Annual Conference: Peacebuilding and Democracy in a Turbulent World
2015 Annual Conference
Peacebuilding and Democracy in a Turbulent World
May 13 to 15
Around the globe, the struggle between civil society voices and government repression is giving rise to violence, extremism, and toxic politics. The peacebuilding and governance/democracy communities recognize the need to work together in order to address the issues of governance, legitimacy, fragility, and disenfranchisement that underlie many violent conflicts today. The Alliance for Peacebuilding conference brings together members of the peacebuilding community with leading policymakers, members of the military, private sector professionals, and civil society representatives to help build bridges in both theory and practice between these fields. From repression of civil society in Russia, to the protests over Ferguson here at home, the conference will highlight the impact of social movements on peace and democracy.
Day 1 of the conference will be co-sponsored with the United States Institute of Peace and hosted at their beautiful headquarters on the National Mall. Days 2 and 3 will be co-sponsored with FHI 360 at their spacious conference center.
The price is $380 for non-members and $360 for members. Day rates are also available on the registration page. [Note: you must be logged into your member account in order to receive the member discount.]
New this year Days 2 and 3 of the conference will feature a Peacebuilding Marketplace, an open space for sharing, connecting, and inspiring. Participants are invited to walk the “Exhibit Hall” featuring publications, projects, and presentations from a wide range of individuals and organizations. One full 5’ table is available for $30, and half-tables (one seat) are available for $15. Reservations are good for both May 14-15th. Reserve your table today by contacting Becca Weinstein, Annual Conference Planning Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in selling publications or relevant materials at the conference, items will be made available for purchase at the registration desk, and AfP staff will be on hand to process payment for a 5% fee per transaction. Arrangements for selling books and materials must be made in advance to email@example.com. Hurry–space is limited!
Check back for updates at www.allianceforpeacebuilding.org/2015-annual-conference/, and follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using the #AfPeace2015! For questions or concerns, contact Becca Weinstein, Annual Conference Planning Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: We took your advice! This year’s conference venue has more open space for informal networking and the agenda is more flexible with fewer formal sessions. We at the Alliance for Peacebuilding are understanding of member needs and strive to keep registration fees as low as possible for our participants. We do not make a profit on the conference—fees only cover costs (and we try to keep those costs to a minimum, to cover basic expenses). We also try to offer discounted rates for students of our member organizations. For more information about this, Becca Weinstein, Annual Conference Planning Assistant, at email@example.com.
MEDIA CONTACT: Adiel Suarez-Murias, Communications & Development Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org (202.822.2047 x120)