2017 Presidential Peace Conference – Celebrate Rotary’s continued commitment to Peace

By Past District Governor Rudy Westervelt, Conference Program Chair, and Past RI Director Robert Stuart, Conference Chair

Dear friends,

Join RI President John Germ and us in Atlanta on 9 and 10 June, immediately preceding the RI Convention, for the 2017 Presidential Peace Conference hosted at the Georgia World Congress Center.  The conference will discuss some of our world’s most pressing challenges and highlight solutions to address the root causes of conflict.

The opening session kicks off on Friday, 9 June, at 13:00 with an impactful keynote address by Dr.  Bernice A. King, Chief Executive Officer of The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change and the youngest daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King.

Nearly 100 experts will speak on twenty-four breakout sessions over the two-day event. Attendees will select breakouts from six tracks representing a variety of topics including, but not limited to, disputes over natural resources, the refugee crisis in Syria and the Middle East, addressing illegal labor and sexual exploitation, strategies to address cyberbullying, and discussing the media’s role in perpetuating instability or advocating for peace. Each session will offer opportunities to engage with panelists and fellow participants.

Friday evening will conclude with a cash-bar reception and networking opportunities, and the conference resumes on Saturday morning with keynote remarks delivered by a special guest.

Join us to learn from experts from the Rotary family, non-profit leaders, policy makers, educators, representatives from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation, Carter Center, Global Prosperity and Peace Initiative, Institute for Economics and Peace; Duke/UNC Peace Center, and much more. Gain inspiration from heroic members of the global community dedicating their lives to make lasting improvements for millions around our planet.

Space is limited and filling up quickly – register today! Take home solutions to address concerns within your own community and join us in working together to create positive change around the globe.

We look forward to seeing y’all in Atlanta!


2017 Presidential Conference: Celebrating our Commitment to Peace

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