2017 Annual Conference

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“Peace Now More Than Ever”


Each year, the Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Annual Conference gathers together a diverse network of peacebuilders and provides them with the opportunity to share their achievements, insights, and, most importantly, visions for the future of peacebuilding. Over the course of three dynamic days, conference participants have the opportunity to constructively engage in an array of activities and workshops structured around cutting-edge developments in the field of peacebuilding, from neuroscience and psychosocial healing to storytelling and the media. With past participants from nearly 200 organizations and over 20 countries around the world, the Annual Conference is a pivotal juncture for exploring the challenges facing the field of peacebuilding, as well as developing collaborative solutions for the future.

Concept & Themes


The first day of this year’s conference – October 11 – will be hosted by the United States Institute of Peace in their remarkable building on the edge of the National Mall. Conference participants will hear from prominent policymakers, advisors, and other actors engaged in the field of peacebuilding. Notable keynote speakers from previous years include Ambassador David Malcolm Robinson, Jan Eliasson, and Sarah Sewall.

The second and third days of the 2017 Annual Conference – October 12 and 13 – will be held in conjunction with FHI 360, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing human development through integrated, locally driven solutions. Conference participants will have access to a collection of engaging workshops, simulations, and interactive sessions on innovative projects and perspectives in the field of peacebuilding. Days two and three of the Annual Conference will also feature an Exhibit Hall highlighting publications, projects, and presentations from peacebuilding practitioners.