Friendship Force 2019 World Conference

World Conference Package includes:

  • 3 nights on-campus accommodation, with twin size bed in a room for two and community shared bathroom, July 23-26
  • 1 dinner, July 23
  • 3 breakfasts, July 24, 25, 26
  • 2 lunches, July 24 and 25
  • 2 full days of updates and training, July 24 and 25:

            - a general session with campus welcome, recognition of countries, host cup ceremony, FFI updates, and keynote speaker 

            - 5-6 workshop sessions with at least 16 different topics to choose from

  • Conference bag and gift
  • Friendship Force's "Bluegrass in Boulder" Night: Our private party in downtown Boulder with barbecue buffet, bluegrass band, dancing and awards

Optional 2-Night Campus Stay Extension includes:

  • 2 nights on-campus accommodation, with twin size bed in a room for two and community shared bathroom, July 26-28
  • 2 breakfasts, July 27 and 28

Scroll down to "Registration and Options" for a list of optional activities during the extension


A Conference-Only package is available for those who prefer not to stay overnight on campus and have arranged their own accommodation locally. Please click on the "Register" button to read more about that package.







Welcome Conference Participant!


In much the same way Boulder, Colorado, USA, bridges the diverse landscapes of the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains, the 2019 conference aims to bridge our diverse cultures, beliefs, and abilities to share in our passion for citizen diplomacy. Located at the University of Colorado, my hope is that participants will leave this conference feeling re-energized in our purpose to create greater cultural understanding and a more peaceful world.


What is the status of peace in the world? How can we as an organization make a bolder impression in the world? How can I, a common citizen, make a bolder impression in my community?


Highly engaging, interactive, and full of relevant information and tools for you and your club, this conference aims to answer these questions and more. I look forward to sharing this time with you as we continue to learn and grow together.  


Jeremi Snook, President and CEO, Friendship Force International

Registration and Options

Tickets
Conference and Room Package: July 23 - 26 500.00 USD
Single Room Supplement for Conference and Room Package: July 23 - 26 75.00 USD
Conference Only, no room, dinner or breakfast: July 24 - 25 300.00 USD
Optional Campus Stay Extension
Campus Stay Extension: July 26 - 28 150.00 USD
Single Room Supplement for Extension: July 26 - 28 75.00 USD
Optional Activities: Friday, July 26
Banjo Billy's City Bus Tour: July 26, 9 AM - 11 AM 35.00 USD
Mindfulness Seminar at Naropa University: July 26, 9 AM - 11 AM 45.00 USD
Canoeing and Nature Tour: July 26, 9 AM - 2:30 PM 70.00 USD
Banjo Billy's City Bus Tour: July 26, 1 PM - 3 PM 35.00 USD
Hiking Chautauqua: The Crown Jewel of Boulder: July 26, 1:30 - 4:30 PM 45.00 USD
Boulder By Night, The Foodie Tour: July 26, 5:30 - 7 PM 75.00 USD
Banjo Billy's City Bus Tour: July 26, 5:30 - 7:30 PM 35.00 USD
Optional Activities: Saturday, July 27
Guided Walking Tour of the Farmers' Market: July 27, 9 - 10:30 AM 35.00 USD
Canoeing and Nature Tour: July 27, 9 AM - 2:30 PM 70.00 USD
Guided Walking Tour of the Farmers' Market: July 27, 11 - 12:30 PM 35.00 USD
Canoeing and Nature Tour: July 27, 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM 70.00 USD
Banjo Billy's City Bus Tour: July 27, 1 PM - 3 PM 35.00 USD
Boulder Electric Bike Tour: July 27, 2 - 4 PM 70.00 USD
Hiking Chautauqua: The Crown Jewel of Boulder: July 27, 2 - 5 PM 45.00 USD
Boulder By Night, The Foodie Tour: July 27, 5:30 - 7 PM 75.00 USD
"Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity" Night Show: July 27, 8:30 - 11:30 PM 30.00 USD
"Dark Side of the Moon: Pink Floyd" Night Show: July 27, 8:30 - 11:30 PM 30.00 USD
Delegate Scholarships
Level I Scholarship Donation 25.00 USD
Level II Scholarship Donation 50.00 USD
Level III Scholarship Donation 100.00 USD
Full Conference Scholarship 500.00 USD
Full Conference and Travel Scholarship 1,500.00 USD
Schedule
Tuesday, July 23
3:00 PM
3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, July 24
6:30 AM - 8:50 AM
6:30 AM - 8:50 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, July 25
6:30 AM - 8:50 AM
6:30 AM - 8:50 AM
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM
6:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday, July 26
6:30 AM - 9:00 AM
6:30 AM - 9:00 AM
10:00 AM
10:00 AM
Speakers
ATTENDEES

A total of 432 people have registered so far. The following 166 have opted to share their information.

Aleksandra Shcherbacheva

Russia

Allan Geffon

USA

Allison Lindsey

USA

Andrew Bowen

USA

Ann Delahay

USA

Ann Line

USA

Anne Burnham

USA

Anthony (Tony) Adams

USA

Arlene Rea

USA

Arunee Wangwannalat

Thailand

Barbara Patrick

USA

Barbara Rose

USA

Bedzra Dela Quarcoo

Ghana

Ben Swanson

USA

Bev & John Titus

USA

Beverly Swistowicz

USA

Bonnie Evans

USA

Britton Holmes

USA

Byambasuren Tsogzolmaa

Mongolia

Carol Beaudion

USA

Carol Burke

USA

Carol Coriell

USA

Carol Halbe

USA

Carol Mobley

USA

Carol Parsonage

USA

Carolyn Pierce

USA

Carolyn Webber307-

USA

Cathy Ignatin

USA

Celia Accorsi

Brazil

Charlotte Schwoerke

USA

Chuck Goldfarb

USA

Claire Brugnoletti

USA

Claire Magee

USA

Curtis Zerr

USA

Dale Bulla

USA

Dan Hannaway

USA

Dana Jackson

USA

David Burns

USA

DEBBY JONES

USA

Deborah Balemeezi

Uganda

Diana Parsons

USA

Dianne Durda

Canada

Donna Logan

USA

Doreen Arinaitwe

Uganda

edward perez

USA

Elizabeth Dexter

USA

Elizabeth Thorson

USA

Ellen Gragg

USA

Felisa Anthony

USA

Frances Jobb

USA

Fred Frey

USA

Gail Gillies

USA

George Larson

USA

GEORGE DORGBETOR

Ghana

Gerald Burke

USA

Gerald Davis

Indonesia

Ginger Carey

USA

Gwendolyn Needham

New Zealand

Helen Carey

USA

Heli Tomford

USA

Hemily Nogueira

Brazil

Herb Durda

Canada

Hiro Onishi

Japan

Hiroshi Miyahara

Japan

Hiroyo Tanaka

Japan

Holly Van Valkenburgh

USA

Jackie Herriman

USA

Jan Trickel

USA

Jane Cauthen

USA

Janet Gibbs

New Zealand

Jeremi Snook

USA

Jigme Namgay

Bhutan

Jim Glasser

USA

JoEllen Polzien

USA

John Giles

USA

John Lee

USA

John Titus

USA

Judith Wright

USA

Judy Greenberg

USA

Juliet Mbabazi

Uganda

Karen Hamm

USA

Kathryn Thomas

USA

Kathy Herring

USA

Kathy Speck

USA

Kay Sanderson

USA

Kaye Brabec

USA

Kaye Bultemeier

USA

Kenneth Weaver

USA

Kerstin Hogan

Germany

Kimberly Fraser

Australia

Kurtis Kwesi Young

Ghana

Larry Scott

USA

Laura Thomas

USA

Laurie Ann Scott

USA

Leslie Gibbs

New Zealand

Lin Hughes

USA

Linda Buehlmann

USA

Linda Traue

USA

Lorraine Williss

Australia

Lucy Kimani

Kenya

Maatjie Hoffmann

South Africa

Margaret Dixon

USA

Mari Miyahara

Japan

Marie Beck

USA

Marilyn Burns

USA

Marilyn Weber

Canada

Marilyn Whelan

USA

Mark Weber

USA

Martha Lovall

USA

Martha McGregor

USA

Mary Dipboye

USA

Mary Garrett

USA

Mary Williams

USA

Maryam Jordan

USA

Maureen Butt

USA

Maya Shrestha

Nepal

Michael Njoroge

Kenya

Morton Sider

Canada

Myra REYBEAR

USA

Nancy Mitchell

USA

Nancy Muthoni Murage

Kenya

Nathan LS Wood

USA

Noranne Yeager

USA

Oswald Kikoti

Tanzania

Oyuna Sengeeva

Russia

PARIWEE THASNASARIT

Thailand

Pat Bulla

USA

Patricia Gomez

USA

Patricia Graham

USA

POOCHONG WANNAKARNSOPHON

Thailand

PRANEE SATHANTRAIPHOB

Thailand

RACHEAL APPIAH

Ghana

RACHEAL BAABA APPIAH

Ghana

Ralph Cauthen

USA

Ramona McGee

USA

Richard Thomas

USA

Robert Dipboye

USA

Robert Mitchell

USA

Roger Kaiser

USA

Ronald Parsons

USA

Sandra Grasso-Boyd

USA

Sandra Kaiser

USA

Sandra Larson

USA

Sedahlia Jasper Crase

USA

Sharon Urban

USA

Shiva Shrestha

Nepal

Stephen Hample

USA

Steve Tindell

USA

Sue Olnick

USA

SURIYA KODEWONGSA

Thailand

Susan Tindell

USA

Suzanne Hoke

USA

Tatiana Sengeeva

Russia

Terri Holsinger

USA

Theodora Sallee

USA

Tim Thorson

USA

Tito Kilale

Tanzania

Toshio Harada

Japan

Tracy Harrell

USA

Viamey (Vee) Dotts

USA

Willa Rose

USA

William Boyd

USA

William Tomford

USA

Woody Pierce

USA

Yoko Takai

Japan

Yusuf Kiyimba

Uganda

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LOCATION
Williams Village Campus, University of Colorado Boulder, 3300 Baseline Road, Boulder, CO 80303
Location: Williams Village Campus, University of Colorado Boulder, 3300 Baseline Road, Boulder, CO 80303

CONFERENCE ARRIVAL and DEPARTURE
Please arrive at the Williams Village Campus (not the main campus!) on July 23 to check into your room and register at the FFI desk. Please have some dinner in the Williams Village Center Dining anytime between 4:30 and 7:30 PM that evening; this is included in your conference fee. The conference opening ceremonies begin promptly at 9:00 AM on July 24. We ask that you please take your seats no later than 8:50 AM. 

Your conference package ends on July 26 with breakfast in the 
Williams Village Center Dining, anytime between 7:00 and 9:30 AM. If you are not staying on campus for our optional two-night extension, please check out of your room by 10:00 AM.

Those joining us for the extension will check out of their rooms by 10:00 AM on July 28. Please see the registration form for details of the extension and all the activities available for an additional fee.


GETTING HERE AND AROUND

Boulder is located approximately 30 miles northwest of Denver International Airport (DEN).  The cheapest and most reliable way to get to Boulder is with Green Ride's shared ride service, which costs $36 each way. Rides take approximately one hour and 20 minutes and run hourly. Pre-book your one-way or round-trip transfer online here.


 

CONFERENCE ACCOMMODATION

Relive your teenage years on campus! University dorm accommodation at the Williams Village Campus is of a very good standard and is included in your 3-night conference package. An example of a typical room set-up is shown to the left. Most rooms have  two single beds, a desk with chair, dresser, micro-fridge, and air-conditioning. You will also find a linen package on your bed, which includes 2 sheets, pillow, pillowcase, 2 towels, 1 washcloth, bedspread or blanket. Men's and women's communal bathrooms with shower stalls and toilets are on each floor. 


Please put your roommate’s name on the registration form or indicate if you would like us to match you with one.


If you prefer to stay off-campus we are holding a small number of king and double rooms at Boulder's Millennium Hotel.  The campus is about a 25-minute walk from the Millennium Hotel, or 20 minutes by public bus. Please contact Debbie Powell at debbie@friendshipforce.org for more information.


DINING ON CAMPUS

Those purchasing our full World Conference Package will receive a swipe card for use at the Williams Village Center Dining. The Conference Package swipe card is preloaded for one casual dinner on your own on campus on July 23, breakfast on July 24, 25 and 26, and for lunches on July 24 and 25. 


The state of the art Williams Village Center Dining has a variety of food stations to suit every taste, with menus selected and prepared by expert chefs. It's all-you-can-eat, so once you've swiped your card for that mealtime, you can select something from the curry station and choose something from the salad station and even a little something from the Mediterranean! You can load more money on your card if you want to use it for other meals not included in our program.


WORKSHOPS

We are offering a variety of training workshops on July 24 and 25 to be led by experienced staff and volunteers from around the globe. Attending these workshops is a great way to explore a particular topic in more depth and meet colleagues with similar interests. When you register at our staff desk on July 23 you'll receive a conference program; here you'll find the workshop topics with descriptions and presenter information, along with the start times and locations.


Planning and Leading an Inspirational Journey                                                        Communicating Without a Common Language

Characteristics of an Awe-Inspiring Host Program                                                  How to Become a "City of Peace"

Hosting the Open World Leadership Center Program                                        It's a Match! How Journeys are Requested and Assigned

Characteristics of an Effective FFI Ambassador                                                         What can FFI Regional Support Managers and Field Reps Do for My Club?

Attributes of a Strong Club                                                                                                          Hey, You Made the News! Media Relations for Your Club

Useful (and FREE) Technology                                                                                                  A Perennial Approach to Club Development

Marketing For Clubs - Websites and Social Media                                                  FFI Website Walkthrough

Recruitment for Membership and Journeys                                                                  Planning an Inbound Global Journey

FFI Strategic Plan: How Clubs Can Help FFI Grow                                                   Ready, Set, READ: Preparing For Your Travels

Leadership Happens: Training and Succession Planning                                   Best Practices: Club Websites and Data Security

Our Inner Force of Peace                                                                                                               Social Media to Build Community

How to Pack Like a Champ                                                                                                           Sharing Journey Experiences: Photography, Stories, Social Media and More!

Must-Have Apps On The Go                                                                                                       Your Membership Toolkit


*Workshop list subject to change*


OTHER LANGUAGES

If there is a large enough delegation from one language group, guide sheets for some of the workshops as well as plenary remarks will be provided in that language. Dependent on delegate interest and numbers, workshops in native languages may also be provided. If you are a group of 20 or more people from one language group planning to attend, please contact Debbie Powell to express your interest.


TRAVEL INSURANCE

Friendship Force is pleased to be able to provide travel insurance policies to ALL our members worldwide.  It is strongly recommended that all conference participants secure adequate travel and medical insurance to cover trip interruption, emergencies, accidents, illness and cancellation. US residents can purchase the Friendship Force Travel Protection Plan by clicking here. Non-US residents should use this link: Safe Travels USA. For questions about travel insurance please contact FFI's Allison Lindsey at allison@friendshipforce.org