Peacebuilding Peacelearning Conference

The National Peace Academy’s first-ever Peacebuilding Peacelearning Conference was held in Colorado from February 17-19, 2012.  The conference was offered in partnership with the Peace and Conflict Studies program at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the Center for the Study of Conflict, Collaboration and Creative Governance (3CG).

The conference explored the various dimensions and concerns of ecological peace through inquiry into our attitudes, intentions, and actions regarding how we take responsibility to shift our relationship to the natural environment from one based on control over, to one based on interdependence and living with and within.


The first ever National Peace Academy Peacebuilding Peacelearning Conference.  A 2-day conference dedicated to peacebuilding with a special emphasis on exploring the ecological dimensions of peace, peacebuilding and right relationships (for more information see the “ecological sphere” in NPA’s program framework).  NPA and CU will also offer 2, 2-day Certificate Courses (as part of NPA’s National Peacebuilding Peacelearning Certificate Program) before and after the conference.


NPA in partnership with the Peace and Conflict Studies program at the University of Colorado, Boulder (CU) and the Center for the Study of Conflict, Collaboration and Creative Governance (3CG)


Conference: February 17-19, 2012 (Friday—6pm to Sunday—3pm).
Certificate Courses: February 16-17 and 20-21 (9am to 5pm)


University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO

Registration & Fees

Advanced Registration Fees (register by February 1): General registration: $50.  Student or low-income: $25
Late Registration Fees (after February 1):  General participant: $75  Student or low-income: $35

Workshop Proposals

Interested in offering a workshop?  The National Peace Academy emphasizes approaches to peacelearning that are directed toward both inward and outward change, inviting learners to engage in modes of critical thinking and self-reflection that are necessary for internalizing and putting into practice the principles and processes of peace.   Thus, the conference organizers are especially inviting proposals for interactive and engaging workshops and strategic seminar sessions that both share and model peacebuilding methods and approaches. In general, traditional “paper presentations” will not be accepted.  Those proposing more theoretical contributions or presentations should be sure to indicate how they will facilitate dialogue or otherwise engage session participants.

Proposals should also reflect the theme; addressing concerns and approaches for pursuing and achieving ecological peace.  All workshop/seminar sessions are 90 minutes long. Some proposals may be combined into shared sessions.

Travel Information

The closest  and cheapest airport to fly to will likely be Denver International Airport.
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