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. Participants can also suggest impromptu sessions during the “Unconference” on the last day.

If you would like to attend Build Peace 2019 as a participant, you will need to acquire a conference ticket. Conference tickets give participants full access to the conference program over three days. Conference tickets do not include travel to or accommodation in San Diego / Tijuana – participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. We offer a range of ticket prices to take into account different economic situations.



We are seeking partners to sponsor conference costs at the following levels:
Major Donor: $30,000 – 12 conference tickets
Donor: $10,000 – 4 conference tickets
Contributor: $5,000 – 2 conference tickets
Collaborator: $1,000 – 1 conference ticket

Contact us for further information on becoming a sponsor.


We value the experience and expertise beyond our immediate network. Every year, we make a public call for applications to deliver short talks, organise workshops and exhibit interactive work-pieces at Build Peace. Contributors receive free conference tickets and (to the extent possible) support with their travel and accommodation. Before applying to contribute, please review the conference program to ensure your contribution speaks to the Build Peace 2019 themes.

Workshops at Build Peace are 2-hour breakout sessions that offer a deep dive into an area of practice or research that is relevant to the conference topic. We will try to accommodate as many relevant workshops as we can. APPLY BY JUNE 15 TO PROPOSE A WORKSHOP

Short talks at Build Peace are 10-minute presentations to the conference plenary about an ongoing or finished project. Every year, we receive about 100 applications for 15 spots. APPLY BY JUNE 15 TO PROPOSE A SHORT TALK