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We are pleased to announce the opening of school registrations for the 12th Annual Youth & Peace Conference (YPC), taking place in person on Friday, September 22, 2023 from 8:30 AM to 2:15 PM at the Pima Community College West Campus. All registrations for this event are free.

Conference Themes & Title: Empathy: The Key to Humanizing and Uniting Our Communities

The 2023 YPC Youth Leadership Team chose to focus this year’s conference on the following themes:

  • Centering Empathy  

  • Destigmatizing Mental/Behavioral Health

  • Self Care for Wellbeing

  • Isolation and Social Media


Conference Logistics

  • Registration is open to young people ages 12 to 24, with a special focus on high school students.

  • To maximize the participatory nature of this youth-led conference, we are limiting registration for the 2023 YPC to 250 students. To help diversify the participation of district and charter high schools, we strongly recommend that schools register no more than 20 students.

  • Schools are encouraged to allow students to explore their individual interests by selecting their own workshops. However, we understand if schools decide to restrict workshop selections to ensure direct oversight from their chaperones. 

  • A conference photographer will be taking photos. Please consider whether you need to add anything to your internal permission slips with regard to photography/media release.

Conference Workshops

Thirteen (13) 1-hour workshops will be offered during the 2023 Youth & Peace Conference. Attendees will have the opportunity to select a workshop that interests them. On the registration form, you are asked to indicate a first choice and second choice workshop for each student and adult chaperone you are registering. Workshop placement is on a first-come-first-served basis. A monitor will be assigned to each workshop. Monitors will have a list of who has registered for their workshop and will be tracking attendance. View Workshop Descriptions here. 

Registration Timeline

School registration opens Thursday, August 17th and closes Friday, September 15, 2023.  


Registration Instructions

School registrations require the school contact person handling registrations to gather and provide the following information on each student and adult chaperone being registered:

  • First & Last Name

  • Grade level (students only)

  • Email address (required for adults, optional for students)

  • Phone (adults only)

  • Top 2 workshop preferences for each attendee. – Please share the workshop descriptions with your students and adult chaperones and be prepared to list each person's top two workshop choices when you register them.

  • Dietary restrictions and food allergies to determine how many alternative lunches are needed


For Questions, Contact

If you have any questions while completing the registration form, please contact Courtney Waters ( ), Jeff Mace (520-360-3199,, or Ann Yellott (520-991-6781;

Many thanks for your school participating in the 12th Annual Youth and Peace Conference!


(Click HERE is you'd prefer to complete the form in a separate window)

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