International CRE Summit 2016

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International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education (CRE)

Building Stronger Communities Through Peace, Justice, and Security

June 8 – 13, 2016
Columbus, Ohio, USA

Program Schedule

Wed & Thurs, June 8 – 9, 2016  Pre-Conference Trainings (View Summaries here)
Fri & Sat, June 10 – 11, 2016  Main Conference (Keynotes & Workshops)
Sun & Mon, June 12 – 13, 2016  Seminar for Colleges & Universities Developing Peace and Conflict Studies Programs. View overview here

Main Conference (June 10 – 11) Choose from 5 keynotes and 40+ workshops!
Keynote Speakers (View summaries here)
Full Day Pre-conference Trainings (June 8 – 9, 9AM – 5PM)
Choose from 14 Intensive One-Day and Two-Day Trainings. Download the Summaries here.

June 12 – 13, 2016 Seminar for Colleges and Universities Developing Peace and Conflict Studies Programs
Working group tailored for faculty, staff, and administrators who are working to enhance and/or develop their peace and conflict studies programs. View overview here.

Registration Information (Online Registration Now Open!)

  • Conference Costs (.pdf) – Discounted rates available for college students with current I.D., Sponsoring Colleges/Universities, and High Schools, Workshop Presenters

Special Events

Travel, Parking, Event Location Information

Planning Committee and Event Sponsors

Event Overview: The 2016 conference builds upon prior conferences in 2004 – 2015 in Ohio and Virginia, which brought together government representatives from among the 50 states and around the globe and their non-governmental organization partners who have legislation or policies in conflict resolution education and related fields. The annual audience includes college/university educators and students, K-12 educators, prevention specialists, and state, local, national and international policy makers. Conference and meeting publications from past conferences are available at:

Questions? Please contact the Conference Coordinator, Jennifer Batton, at 1-216-952-5609 or by e-mail at