We're not just hosting a conference.
WE'RE CREATING A COMMUNITY
We are developing a source of inspiration, a place for personal growth and professional networking.
We are building a hub for new ways of thinking about age-old problems, where emerging leaders connect to develop, debate, and support ideas to bring about positive change.
We are empowering a network of leaders who are committed to doing good, and who can amplify ideas and actions that transform conflict.
|From October 23-26, 2014, over 250 people—NGO leaders, social entrepreneurs, members of the business and philanthropic communities, and other changemakers—will meet in Jordan for the invitation-only GATHER+962: the inaugural Seeds of Peace-hosted ideas and action summit. |
We invite you to GATHER with other emerging leaders whose commitment to social change and conflict transformation demonstrate the greatest potential to create real change in their societies.
We invite you to GATHER with us for four days of networking, inspiration and ideation.
This year, GATHER is paying special attention to emerging leaders who are engaged in the fields of social and business entrepreneurship, media and technology, and women’s empowerment.
Mövenpick Resort Dead Sea (Jordan)
WHY GATHER, WHY NOW?
|Since 1993, Seeds of Peace has been investing in young people and emerging leaders, transforming conflict one community at a time. |
During that time, we have witnessed a paradigm shift when it comes to leadership and social change. The concept of “leadership” is no longer bound by traditional notions of authority, age, and experience. Ordinary citizens, of all ages, are working to ignite change, outside traditional channels and frameworks.
We see this phenomenon through youth who are taking innovative approaches to tackling obstacles preventing stability, growth, and peace. We see it happening as professionals use business, media, technology, and other sectors to advance progress on social issues, often faster or more effectively than policymakers.
Seeds of Peace sees this potential at work every day through our more than 5,000 alumni and the thousands of others change-agents in the regions where we work.
Though many of these stories remain unfinished, and while new challenges are sure to arise, there is an undeniable current at work. With that comes unprecedented opportunity to nurture positive change.
THIS IS WHY WE GATHER.
TEAM AT SEEDS OF PEACE
Director of Graduate Programs
I am GATHER-ing because I strongly believe in the power that our shared commitment to advancing positive change in and across our communities holds.
Director of Programs & Strategy
I choose to GATHER because, in the words of our Seeds, “we refuse to accept what is when we know what can be."
Jason P. Drucker, Ph.D.
Director of Development and External Relations
We are GATHER-ing with friends, colleagues, and fellow travelers to share inspiration, incubate new ideas, and foster relationships for the future.
I am continually inspired by the work I see our Seeds and their peers doing across the globe. GATHER gives us the opportunity to celebrate this work, amplify its impact and bring outstanding people together. Great things happen when great minds come together.
Senior Development Manager
I want to GATHER to be inspired by young professionals and innovators from around the globe—those who are possessed with a vision and committed through their actions to create change in their communities.
Senior Manager, Institutional Philanthropy
Because the world needs so much, because there are people who care, because it matters, I am excited by the potential that exists by GATHERing a group of inspired individuals who are working to create a better world.