About the Yosemite Peace Symposium

Welcome to the Yosemite Peace Symposium and “A Gathering of Peacemakers.”

We can’t think of a better place to meet than the Pines Resort on Beautiful Bass Lake, near the gates of Yosemite National Park, one of the most peaceful places on earth.

Oftentimes we attend conferences, learn some new and exciting information, go home and then go back to our regular routines. We want the Yosemite Peace Symposium to be different, and here’s how. We are offering four tracks to choose from – Peace and the Environment, Peace and Our Youth, Peace and Human Dignity, and Peace and the Arts – with very focused breakout sessions in each track. Speakers will share ideas for you take away. The final track will be a facilitated goal-setting session, so that you will leave with specific tools to implement a plan for building peace in your community. We believe that what is implemented will create a movement that will eventually be a “tipping point” where we will see the spread of peaceful practices on a larger scale.

And wait, it won’t end there. We are building a community of peacemakers who will share ideas and support each other through regular, online communication.

10 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Yosemite Peace Symposium

  1. Because your purpose is to cultivate peace
  2. Because you know that peace begins with each of us
  3. Because you’ve forgotten everything you learned at the last conference you attended
  4. Because you’re ready for a new kind of learning experience
  5. Because you want a plan to implement peace in your community (neighborhood, school, office, etc.)
  6. Because you want to learn from those that are already working in the area of peace
  7. Because you want to share ideas with other people just like you
  8. Because you’re ready to start walking your talk
  9. Because Yosemite is one of the most beautiful places on earth!
  10. Because you want to be a part of a community of Peacemakers

Who Will Benefit from the Symposium Proceeds?

The Yosemite Peace Symposium is a fundraising effort of Be the Power of One, promoting education in developing communities in the U.S. and abroad. To find out more about Be the Power of One, visit their website.