Dear Conference Participant, 

Thank you for your interest.  I provide a more detailed agenda below - please note that exact timing may change. 

With respect to the Trade Fair, we are planning such that people tending the booths can also take in all of the conference.  In other words, you can tend a booth during coffee and lunch breaks (they will be buffet style to allow networking around the Trade Fair area) when people are milling around, but leave your table untended during the sessions (we will have some Student Security to ensure as much as possible that nothing goes missing; let me know if you will have particularly valuable equipment to be watched and we will see what we can do).

For those of you flying into Pearson Airport in Toronto, you can get transportation to Hamilton from Airways Transit (you can book reservation online or telephone (905) 689-4460). A special conference rate of $32.00 pp one way has been arranged.  Please quote "McMaster Peace Conference" when making your reservation to secure that rate.

I look forward to meeting you,
Bob Stewart stewartr [at] 

P.S. If you need to talk to a Conference organizer, please call Janet Delsey at 905-525-9140, ext. 24910



CONFERENCE SUMMARY (Draft December 3, 2002) click here - this is the important page: it has our proposed Vision and Action Plan for Peace Education in Canada that came out of the Conference.

Final Participants List (click here)

Campus Map (to get to McMaster directions ).  Parking locations are indicated on the map.  Parking charges are NOT included in your registration fees.  Rates are indicated on the directions page.

Thursday, November 7 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm [Location: ITB-201] - a full day workshop for Teachers of Peace Education: Resources for Peace Education, and the bridge between Safe and Caring Schools Programs and Peace Education,  led by Dr. Vicki Mather (Alberta Teachers Association Safe & Caring Schools Program ;  ) , and Dr. Larry Fisk (professor in Peace Studies and past President of the Canadian Peace Research and Education Association) (bio)Record of Workshop Proceedings.

Thursday, November 7 evening - 6:30 - 9:00 pm [Location: ITB-201] - Workshop on Conceptual Mapping of the Peace, Conflict and Violence Problem/Solutions to assist the peace education process, and Leadership and Peace, led by Bob Stewart (Director of Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace ; )

Friday, November 8 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm [Location: ITB-201] - Culture of Peace, Psychology for Peace Activists ( ) and the Prentice Hall Textbook "Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology for the 21st Century" ( )a full day workshop led by David Adams (past director of UNESCO Culture of Peace Program and professor of Psychology (bio) ) and Anne Goodman (professor in Peace Studies and Executive Member of the Voice of Women )  Required Pre-reading includes the Voice of Women Culture of Peace Workshop kit available online at ; and Optional pre-reading is the book "Cultures of Peace: The hidden side of history", by Elise Boulding, 2000, Syracuse University Press.  Record of Workshop Proceedings.

Friday evening Social Event being planned for those who are in Hamilton - informal get together at Kelsey's Restaurant, near McMaster for dinner (pay as you go).  The address is 875 Main St. West (tel 524-0995) - a very short walk from the Visitors' Inn.  Target time to get together: 6:15 to 6:30 pm (so we are not out too late:-)

Saturday, November 9 morning: (McMaster Health Sciences Centre Room 1A1)
8:00 am - 9:00 am  Registration and coffee/Trade Fair opens
9:00 - Conference begins with Opening Remarks by Dr. Gary Purdy, Director, McMaster University Centre for Peace Studies (bio)

9:10 - Keynote Speaker: Hon. Douglas Roche, Senator of the Government of Canada (bio) (copy of speech)

10:00 - Noon -Town Hall #1 - Why the need for Peace Education (and this Conference): What is the Problem(s)?  What are the Opportunities? 

10:45 - 11:00 coffee break/Trade Fair
12:00 Noon - 1:00 pm Lunch/Trade Fair (note - buffet lunch is provided with the cost of registration)

Saturday, November 9 afternoon:
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Keynote Speaker: Michael W. Hovey, Executive Director of Hague Appeal for Peace & Global Campaign for Peace Education (coraweissbio)
1:45 - 3:45 - Town Hall #2 - What is Peace Education?      

3:45 - coffee break/Trade Fair
4:00 - Keynote Speaker: Prof. Gavriel Salomon, Co-Director of the Center for Research on Peace Education, University of Haifa, Israel  (bio)   (author of the paper
The Nature of Peace Education: Not all Programs are Created Equal ).

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Saturday Evening Social Event planned (wine and cheese mixer) at ITB Coffee Lounge.  Entertainment: Peace Songs by Honey Novick (For more than thirty years, Honey Novick has performed her unique songs with a strong political conscience. She blends traditional melody, La Traviata, French Christmas carols, and Ladino Jewish songs, into a celebration of humanity.)  [If you DO NOT plan to attend, please let Janet Delsey know as soon as possible or 905-525-9140, ext. 24910 .]

Sunday, November 10 morning: (McMaster Health Sciences Centre Room 1A1)
8:30 am - 9:00 am Coffee/Trade Fair
9:00 am - 9:50 am Keynote Speaker: Meg Gardinier, Coordinator, Hague Appeal for Peace Global Peace Education Campaign [Record of Presentation]
10:00 - Noon -Town Hall #3 - Who is a Peace Educator?

10:45 - 11:00 coffee break/Trade Fair
12:00 Noon - 1:00 pm Lunch/Trade Fair (note - buffet lunch is provided with the cost of registration)

Sunday, November 10 afternoon:
1:00 - 1:45 pm - Keynote Speaker:
Joan Engel, Team Leader, Curriculum Branch, Alberta Learning (bio)  
1:45 - 3:45 - Town Hall #4 - How do we bring about change (assuming it is called for)?

3:45 - coffee break/Trade Fair
4:00 - Keynote Speaker: Hon. Landon Pearson, Senator of the Government of Canada  (bio) 

4:45 pm - Conference Wrap-up and Closing Remarks by Bob Stewart (Conference Coordinator )

Monday, November 11 (optional workshop):
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Workshop [Location JHE-265] - Developing the Peace Education Action Plan: Where and When?  Facilitated by Bob Stewart, C.A., C.M.C., Director, Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace http://www.peace.caRecord of Workshop Proceedings.



Participants at the Conference are invited to submit articles and papers addressing our Conference Theme ("a statement of principles on key aspects of peace education which will provide guidance towards a vision and action to improve peace education") and/or Town Hall themes.  It is recommended that you read these articles prior to the Conference.  Click here to access the Papers submitted to date.



Click here to access pictures taken at the Conference

Hamilton Spectator Article written by Conference participant Marika Ince