The 10th Annual Youth & Peace Conference (YPC) will take place on Friday, November 19, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

This page is for individual youth to register themselves for the conference. If you are registering a group of youth on behalf of a school or youth program, please visit the School and Youth Program Registration page. 

Conference Title and ThemesFostering Equitable Education by Prioritizing Safe & Diverse Dialogue

The 2021 YPC Youth Leadership Team chose to focus this year’s conference on three themes:

  • Racial justice, equity and inclusion in schools;

  • Mental health concerns; and

  • Youth voice and decision-making in education systems

Conference Logistics

  • All aspects of the 2021 conference are happening virtually on a Zoom platform provided by Pima Community College, including the workshops, dialogue circles and opening and closing ceremonies. The virtual resource fair takes place on the YPC Facebook page (Facebook.com/youthandpeace) and Instagram (@TucsonYouthandPeace).

  • The first 30 minutes from 8-8:30 AM are reserved for attendees to get on Zoom and get settled in, with the official program kicking off at 8:30 AM. A tentative agenda for the 2021 YPC can be found here. A more detailed agenda will be available closer to the conference date. 

  • We will be delivering Resource/Swag Bags to all youth who attend the conference. Since you are registering to attend the conference from home or another location (not from a school or community program), we need your home address or alternative arrangements to be sure you receive your Resource/Swag Bag.

Conference Workshops

Eight 1-hour workshops will be offered during the 2021 Youth & Peace Conference. The virtual nature of this year’s conference provides a unique opportunity for attendees to select a workshop that especially interests them. On the registration form, you will be asked to select a first choice and second choice workshop. Workshop placement is on a first-come-first-served basis. View Workshop Descriptions here. 

Registration DeadlineRegistration for the 2021 YPC closes Friday, November 12th. 

Youth Registration Instructions

If you are a young person between the ages of 13 and 24 and are not part of a school or youth program that's participating in the conference, please complete and submit the Individual Youth Registration form below by or before Friday, November 12th to reserve your spot at this year's Youth and Peace Conference!

For Questions, Contact

If you have any questions or concerns about your registration or participation in the 2021 Youth & Peace Conference, please contact Courtney Waters (cwaters2@arizona.edu) or Ann Yellott (520-991-6781/text ok; azyellott@gmail.com) or send us a message in the Questions or Feedback box below.

We look forward to having you join us at the 2021 Youth & Peace Conference on Friday, November 19th!