For 10 years, the annual PeaceCon conference has offered a dynamic platform for frontline peacebuilders, policymakers, philanthropists, and private sector and civil society leaders to engage in meaningful dialogue and develop substantive plans for action. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, migration, authoritarian resurgence, disinformation, and a crumbling international order, the field of peacebuilding and conflict resolution is facing a profound reckoning. PeaceCon@10: COVID, Climate, and Conflict: Rising to the Challenges of a Disrupted World, will explore how the field can address these pressing short and long-term challenges to achieve a more peaceful and secure world.

Felix Condoni, Llapallapani’s mayor and a former fisherman, with a boat in the dry bed of Lake Poopo outside of Llapallapani, Bolivia, May 1, 2016. Lake Poopo, once Bolivia’s second-largest, is now just a dry, salty expanse. Many of the Uru-Murato people, who had lived off its waters for generations, have left joining a new global march of refugees fleeing not war or persecution, but climate change. (Josh Haner/The New York Times)
(Josh Haner/The New York Times)

Last year’s all-virtual conference attracted more than 2,000 registrants from 110 countries with more than 600 organizations attending and an audience of 19 million online users reached by the PeaceCon 2020. With the continuation of an entirely virtual format, PeaceCon@10 aims to attract an even more diverse set of voices, expertise, and ideas from across the world. Sessions will go beyond exploring the problems and will challenge participants to put forward differing points of view and distill learning outcomes into pragmatic solutions.

Join USIP, in partnership with the Alliance for Peacebuilding, as we kickstart PeaceCon@10 with a high-level keynote and panel discussion on January 26, 2022. The discussion will address the relationship between climate change, conflict, and fragility, and consider strategies for the international community to address the peace and security implications of these issues as well as the ongoing pandemic. Following a series of breakout sessions hosted by the Alliance for Peacebuilding, participants will re-join USIP for a fireside chat with a closing keynote speaker.

[Note: This registration page provides access only to the free high-level plenary sessions on Day 1 of the conference. To register for the concurrent breakout sessions and workshops on Day 1 and for the conference sessions on Day 2-3 please register separately by clicking here.]

Please check back soon for Day 1 Agenda and List of Speakers.

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