CalCon 2017 | May 9 – 11, San Diego, CA
We believe that at the intersection of social science and technology lie powerful tools to prevent and reduce conflict and sustain peaceful societies. We believe that, working together, diverse stakeholders bring innovative and positive solutions to conflict including war, organized crime, violent protest, coups, terrorism, and violent revolution. The California Consensus on Peace through Technology (CalCon) is a marketplace for ideas aimed at reducing these forms of violence. At CalCon participants work with innovative leaders across many sectors to generate multidimensional solutions and kickstart partnerships to implement these solutions in the field. CalCon incubates projects that:
- Respond rapidly and effectively to real-world developments relating to peace and security;
- Require collaboration and insights from various communities of interest;
- Avail themselves of the latest innovations in technologies and rigorous research methods; and
- Are useful to, and used by, the private sector, practitioners, and policy communities.
As conflicts spill over borders and peace becomes fragile around many places in the world, CalCon 2017 focuses on projects and initiatives that seek to provide resilience to peace through good governance, and technology. The theme of CalCon 2017 is Integrative Technology for Peacebuilding.
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The Kroc School is the global hub for peacebuilding and social innovation. We are a world-leading academic institution focused on developing changemakers who are prepared to shape a better world and are equipped to succeed professionally upon graduation. The Kroc School’s 3 institutes and centers for peacebuilding and human rights include the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, the Trans-Border Institute, and the Center for Peace and Commerce. Join our community and become an ally in our global network to create a better world: www.sandiego.edu/peace
OEF RESEARCH, a program of One Earth Future, believes that policy and practice reflect the quality of available information. They promote empirically-informed research developed using methodologically rigorous approaches as a tool for policy making in peace, security, and good governance. They believe in analyzing evidence using both quantitative and qualitative best practices. They also believe the most innovative solutions to problems of conflict and peace necessarily involve a diverse set of disciplinary and sectoral viewpoints. Much of their work aims to break down the barriers between these different perspectives. Find out more at www.oefresearch.org
Donald E. Willis – Member of the Kroc School Board of Advisors and President of Eaglenest Ventures, LLS