The conference will take place on October 18 – 24, 2021 on a virtual platform.

Register as a participant

Every year, between 150 and 350 people attend Build Peace as participants. Participants bring their experience to conference sessions, sharing it in questions, discussions and networking.

Conference tickets are donation based. We ask you to consider your economic possibilities, and decide on a price that you are willing to pay. In previous years, attendees have donated between US$10 and US$800. All ticket sales go towards covering the costs of running the conference.

Apply to Contribute // Applications are now closed

We value the experience and expertise beyond our immediate network. Every year, we make a public call for applications to deliver sessions.

Before applying to contribute, please review the conference program to ensure your contribution speaks to the Build Peace 2021 themes.

The application deadline is August 6 for all contributions.

Workshops  at Build Peace are breakout sessions that offer a deep dive into an area of practice or research that is relevant to the conference topic. We will be selecting 9 workshops for Build Peace 2021. All workshops will take place exclusively online, in 3-hour sessions scheduled at 3pm SAST / 9am EST on October 19, 20 & 21.

Short talks at Build Peace are 10-minute presentations to the conference plenary about an ongoing or finished project. We will be selecting 12 short talks for Build Peace 2021. Cape Town-based speakers will deliver their remarks in person at the conference venue; other speakers will present over a live video conference link. The talks will be followed by a Q&A session. Talks will take place at 4:30pm SAST / 10:30am EST on October 22, 23 & 24.

What is Build Peace?

Build Peace explores emergent challenges to peace in a digital era, and peacebuilding innovations to address these challenges. We hold an inter-disciplinary space and address different topics every year. How to build peace? Join us to chart the future.