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The 12th Annual Youth & Peace Conference (YPC) will take place on Friday, September 22, 2023 from 8:30 AM to 2:15 PM at the Pima Community College West Campus.

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 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. 

  • Attendees are encouraged to explore their individual interests by selecting their own workshops. 

  • A photographer will be taking photos, and portions of the event will be video recorded. 

​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. 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

Individual Youth Registration opens Thursday, August 17th and closes Friday, September 15, 2023.   

Youth Registration Instructions

If you are a young person between the ages of 12 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, September 15th to reserve your spot at this year's Youth and Peace Conference! 

As an individual youth registrant, you will be asked to provide the following information: 

  • First & Last Name

  • Email

  • Phone number

  • Age

  • Name of school, college or university, if applicable  

  • Grade or year in school, if applicable

  • Top 2 workshop preferences

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

  • Permission to appear in photo or video from the event

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 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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