Call for Presentation Proposals for the 15th International Conference on Conflict Resolution

15th Annual International Conference on Conflict Resolution
May 5 – 13, 2007 in St. Petersburg, Russia (Formal conference program May 6-11)
Sponsored by Common Bond Institute (USA) & Harmony Institute (Russia), in cooperation with the International Humanistic Psychology Association

Call for Presentation Proposals
Submissions requested by: 3-10-2007 (Early submission is recommended for best choice of sessions. Submissions after this date are considered for evening or replacement sessions as space permits)


15th Annual International Conference on Conflict Resolution
May 5 – 13, 2007 in St. Petersburg, Russia (Formal conference program May 6-11)
Sponsored by Common Bond Institute (USA) & Harmony Institute (Russia), in cooperation with the International Humanistic Psychology Association

Call for Presentation Proposals
Submissions requested by: 3-10-2007 (Early submission is recommended for best choice of sessions. Submissions after this date are considered for evening or replacement sessions as space permits)

Join over 50 presenters and hundreds of participants from across the world for another dynamic program and multicultural community experience.

A multi-disciplinary / multi-cultural conference that has received support from Former President Clinton, Former President Yeltsin, St. Petersburg Governor Jakovlev, endorsed by over 80 leading-edge organizations and universities internationally, and part of the Hague Appeal for Peace Civil Society Calendar.

Intent and focus: The ICR Conference offers an open forum for many perspectives and approaches, exploring conflict transformation within diverse contexts, including: arts/creativity, cross-cultural/ethnic, ecology/environment, economics/business, education, gender, global/regional conflict, health/healing arts, human rights, organizational/community, psychotherapy, and transpersonal/spiritual. Focus is on all aspects of conflict, from the intrapersonal – to the interpersonal – to relationships between groups, organizations, cultures, and societies – and ultimately between us and other species. Many opportunities are provided for intensive dialogues on theory and perceptions of conflict and transformation, sharing programs and curriculums, practical skills training, networking and collaboration, and a powerful intentional community experience.

Format: an 8 day itinerary:
6 days of workshops, roundtables, lectures, demonstrations, all-day institutes, group dialogues, and community meetings. 50 day-program sessions, and a full slate of evening activities and social / cultural events.
2 days of pre- and post-conference cultural events, tours, and professional visits and meetings in St. Petersburg. (See the CBI web site for a sample of previous conference program)

Participation: Participants have come from over 65 countries and all continents, providing excellent networking opportunities. The program attracts key stakeholders in their respective societies, some from both sides of existing conflicts, who can model and teach these skills to many others.

For information, proposal and registration forms, contact: Common Bond Institute (USA), Steve Olweean, Coordinator 12170 S. Pine Ayr Drive, Climax, Michigan 49034, Ph/Fax: 269-665-9393 E-mail: SOlweean@aol.com