15 Oct

Annual Conference 2020: Harnessing Potential

Organized by:Secretariat of the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law
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We have just released our program!

Download the timetables for the two day-conference here!

Timetable 15 OCT16 OCT

Scroll through program more in-depth to learn more about sessions and speakers here!


About the Conference

This year, the Annual Conference is a two-day online event that will bring together our vibrant community for a thought-provoking discussion. As in previous years, the Annual Conference brings together representatives from national and international governments and policy organs, think-thanks, journalists, INGO practitioners, activists, diplomats, and field researchers from around the globe. These diverse actors assemble with a singular aim: to present their latest projects and freshest ideas, and engage their peers to learn and improve security and justice policy and programs.

This year's theme is Harnessing Potential. The KPSRL Secretariat has come to recognize the value of mobilizing around promising ideas, new approaches, and catalytic innovations. Particularly in times when adversity appears to be mounting from every direction, it is essential to seize upon the creativity and ingenuity that difficult circumstances demand (and even inspire). With this in mind, the 2020 Annual Conference will channel our community’s collective energy to focus on those small, emergent possibilities that hold the prospect for large, sweeping changes.

Click here to download the full concept note.


Location (online!)

In light of COVID-19 and the implications that the pandemic has had on global health as well as (inter)national travel restrictions, the KPSRL Secretariat is hosting KPAC2020 entirely online this year. Our new virtual venue will allow everyone to navigate the program through one user-friendly interface via your web browser. The virtual venue has functions that recreate the spontaneous networking opportunities of an ‘in-person’ conference. You will be able to see who else is attending, invite direct connections, and even schedule spontaneous video meetings with other attendees. Suffice to say, it’s going to be a new kind of online-conference, and we’re excited to chart this new frontier with you, our SRoL community. 

To access the Quick Guide for our virtual venue, please click here. To read the comprehensive User Guide for our virtual venue, please click here. To watch the Video Tutorial, please click here.

Please click here for our Keynote Speaker & Featured Guests announcement.

Please click here to scroll through our KPAC20 Program.


Check out our welcome tutorial video of the virtual venue below!


Check out the video from last year below!




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