Rotary World Peace Conference 2016
January 15 & 16, 2016
Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, California, USA
Connecting Leaders and Conflict Resolution Experts
With the Solutions to Create a Culture of Peace
The mission of the Rotary World Peace Conference 2016 is to bring together experts with solutions (blueprints for success) to major issues that are occurring in our personal lives, homes, schools, businesses and communities, not just in Southern California, but around the world. We are inviting leaders from health care, academia, government, public safety, religions, business, and communities to meet together to share the solutions presented by experts. The format will allow for action plans to be developed such that real and measureable actions can be undertaken when attendees return home.
The conference will provide thirteen training tracks that will be occurring simultaneously. These tracks will present solutions to resolve and prevent conflict. The tracks are Personal Life/Home, School, Community, Workplace, International, Peace Fellows, Civil Rights, Diplomacy/War, Religion, Television/Film/Social Media, Sustainability, International Commerce and Rotary in Russia (and other countries). Solutions that are already working for issues such as child abuse, homelessness, suicide, bullying, cyber-bullying, gang violence, human trafficking, sexual harassment, PTSD, genocide, development aid, diversity, global espionage and instability of world trade, as well as many others, will be presented.
The format will be a combination of presentations with Q&A, panel discussions and facilitated sessions in order to develop goals and action plans for the future. As a way to assess the effectiveness of the conference, we will benchmark each of these areas in advance and track the results. Our connections and networking are critical to the success of this conference. Attendees will leave with proven blueprints that may be successfully applied to their areas of concern in solving the major issues.
At the end of each track, leaders and experts will develop goals and action plans for implementation of working solutions to conflict prevention and resolution. A program of small grants and microloans to stimulate solution applications will be employed, if fundraising and attendance reach the budgeted goals. Those in attendance may apply for these loans/grants to initiate new projects or expand projects into new areas.
An electronic networking structure will be established for the sharing of ideas and measurable progress among attendees. This may be through our existing website, or an on-line blog that would update the website. www.peaceconference2016.org