Presidential Peacebuilding Conference 2018

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Rotary International President 2017/18 Ian Riseley invites you to join him at the Presidential Peacebuilding Conference 2018.

Date: 

Saturday 24th February 2018

Time:

Disease Prevention & Treatment and Peace Conference – 09.30-17.30
Evening Peacebuilding Dinner – 19.00

Venue:

The Ricoh Arena, Phoenix Way, Foleshill, Coventry, CV6 6GE

Cost:

Early bird expired on 31st October
Registrations (from 1st November – 25th January): £55.00
Registrations (from 26th January – 23rd February): £60 (non refundable)

The Rotary Foundation Supporters’ Dinner:

This special dinner taking place on Friday 23rd February (19.30), also held at the Ricoh Arena. This will be hosted by Rotary Foundation Trustees Mike Webb and Ken Schuppert. The dinner costs £38 and can be booked alongside your registration. Guest speakers will include Rotary Global Scholar, Lonnie Hackett.


About the Conference

Since World War II, Coventry has become known as the City of Peace and Reconciliation and has formed many twin cities all over the world.

The programme will include interesting speakers which already include Rotary International President 2017/18 Ian Riseley, The Rotary Foundation Vice Chairman Ken Schuppert, The Lord Mayor of Coventry and Rotary International Director 2017-19 Brian Stoyel (see below for selected speaker bios).

In addition to interesting plenary sessions there will be breakout sessions for all to get involved in.

There will also be visits to Coventry City Cathedral, Warwick Castle and Stratford upon Avon available.

The registration will cover tea, coffee and pastries on arrival, buffet lunch, hot drinks during the day, car parking and wifi.

The Ricoh Arena is the home of the Wasps Rugby Club and Coventry City Football Club. It is situated just 5 minutes from the M6 Motorway, which gives access to the M1, M5 and M40. It is just 20 minutes away from Birmingham Airport  and has its own rail station.

Accommodation at the onsite Double Tree by Hilton Hotel is available for £90.00 single and £100.00 double occupancy, including full English breakfast/VAT.

Please contact the hotel direct on + 44 (0) 844 873 6563 or email reservations quoting 2302RA to secure your room at this special price. Please note that bookings can only be made through this number between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Your call may go through to central reservations who will not be able to take the booking and you will need to ask to be put through to the Double Tree at the Ricoh Arena.

If you are a Hilton Honors member, please check available rate/rewards direct with the hotel.

Rooms and rates are subject to availability. Early booking is advised.

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Programme

09.00 – 09.30 Registration
09.30 Welcome
Chairman Peter Offer, Lord Mayor of Coventry and Rotary International President Ian Riseley

Today’s Enemies are Tomorrow’s Friends

Coventry Cathedral (Revd Canon Dr Sarah Hills) and Rotary Club of Warsaw (Mark Krawczynski)

Disease Prevention
Professor Joe Valadez

Rotary Peace Scholar
Natalia Guitierrez Trujillo

Deputy Secretary General of the Commonwealth Secretariat in London
Dr Josephine Ojiambo

11.45 Breakout groups and sessions for young people
12.45 Lunch
13.40 Vice Chair of The Rotary Foundation
Ken Schuppert

Nobel Peace Laureate
Dr Shirin Ebadi

14.40 Breakout groups and sessions for young people
16.00 Peace Advocate and Rotary Youth Speaks Winner
Magnus Riley

Peace – Coventry University
Professor Mike Hardy

Oxford University
Melissa Skorka

RI Convention – Toronto
Gordon McInally

Rotary International President
Ian Riseley

Rotary International Director
Brian Stoyel

17.30 Close

Sessions for young people

There will be two 75 minute break out sessions for 12 to 18 year olds at 11:25 and 14:25.

Both sessions will start with a short introduction and some activities involving the whole group. The majority of these sessions will then be run in mixed groups of 12 to 15 participants, each facilitated by two or three Peace Advocates/PeaceJam Mentors (older students who are fully trained to run these sessions).

There will be activities that enable those who are sharing their ideas and thoughts to do so in an environment in which they feel safe. The young people will be encouraged and enabled to discuss issues that have been raised in the plenary talks in a controlled and mature manner, with guidance on how to share ideas, debate concepts and achieve consensus.

There will be supporting activities to create an environment of appreciation and collaboration, and It is intended that the outcomes of these sessions will be decisions on future actions, either individually or in a group.

It is expected that the afternoon session will be joined by Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi. Our aim is to enable young people to make better informed decisions about their lives, how they affect the lives of others, and what actions they might take in the future to create more peaceful communities.


Presidential invitation


Meet the speakers

Ian Riseley - Presidential Peace Conference

Ian Riseley

Rotary International President 2017/18

Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia

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Jean Best Presidential Peace Conference

Jean Best

Creator of The Peace Project, which enables young people to develop skills helping them to conquer conflict in their lives.

Rotary Club of Kirkcudbright and District Peace Officer

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Shirin Ebadi - Presidential Peacebuilding Conference

Dr Shirin Ebadi

Nobel Peace Laureate

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Lonnie Hackett - Presidential Peace Conference

Lonnie Hackett

Rotary Global Scholar

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Professor Mike Hardy - Presidential Peace Conference

Professor Mike Hardy CMG OBE FRSA

Chair of Intercultural Relations and Founding Director of the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University.

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Canon Dr Sarah Hills - Presidential Peace Conference

Revd Canon Dr Sarah Hills

Canon for Reconciliation at Coventry Cathedral

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Natalia Gutierrez Trujillo - Presidential Peacebuilding Conference

Natalia Gutierrez Trujillo

Rotary Peace Scholar

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Mark Krawczynski - Presidential Peace Conference

Mark Krawczynski

President, Rotary Club of Warszawa City, Warsaw

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Caroline Millman - Presidential Peace Conference

Caroline Millman

Chairman of PeaceJam UK

Rotary Club of Ringwood

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Peter Offer - Peace Conference

Peter L. Offer

Rotary International Director 2015-17

Rotary Club of Coventry Jubilee

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Josphine Ojiambo - Presidential Peacebuilding Conference

Dr Josephine Ojiambo

Deputy Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Secretariat in London

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Magnus Riley Presidential Peace Conference

Magnus Riley

Peace Advocate, participant in The Peace Project and former Rotary Youth Speaks contestant.

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Ken Schuppert - Presidential Peace Conference

Ken Schuppert

Vice Chairman, The Rotary Foundation

Rotary Club of Decatur

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Melissa Skorka - Presidential Peace Conference

Melissa Skorka

Research Associate, University of Oxford and Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar

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Brian Stoyel - Presidential Peace Conference

Brian Stoyel

Rotary International Director 2017-19

Rotary Club of Saltash

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Professor Valadez - Presidential Peace Conference

Professor Joe Valadez

Chair of International Public Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

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For further details contact the Chairman of the Organising Committee, Rotary International Director 2015-17 Peter L. Offer at peterloffer@aol.com


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