Keynote Speaker

We are thrilled to announce that this year's keynote speaker is Timothy Phillips, co-founder and CEO of Beyond Conflict, a global non-profit dedicated to building peace and reconciliation around the world by connecting, inspiring and empowering diverse communities and leaders.

He will join us to deliver the keynote address on Friday evening.

You can learn more about Mr. Phillips and Beyond Conflict below. We look forward to hosting him and learning from his valuable expierience with conflict resolution and reconciliation around the world.

Timothy Phillips

Timothy Phillips

CEO and Co-Founder, Beyond Conflict

Tim Phillips is a pioneer in the field of conflict resolution and reconciliation and is CEO and co-founder of Beyond Conflict, a global non-profit initiative founded in 1992. Using the unique approach of Shared Experience, Beyond Conflict helped catalyze the field of transitional justice and is internationally recognized for contributions to peace and reconciliation in several countries including Northern Ireland, El Salvador, South Africa, and Cuba.

Mr. Phillips' work with his organization was featured in the PBS documentary “The Visionaries” and profiled in the New York Times Sunday Magazine. He has advised the United Nations, the U.S. Department of State, and the Council of Europe on democracy and conflict resolution initiatives, and he has been a frequent speaker in national and international forums. He helped launch, and serves on the Advisory Committee of, the Club of Madrid, a forum for former democratic heads of state. He also serves on the board of directors for several international organizations, as well as a number of cultural and educational institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Rose Art Museum, and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.