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Over the years, US Servas National Conference has brought people together from all over the country to advance efforts to creating a more just and peaceful world. Within the last few years, the need for Servas has become greater than ever before in the United States, and it has become increasingly important for people across different cultures and backgrounds to come together and take a stand for world peace. As we celebrate our 70th anniversary in 2019, we continue to advocate for racial, social, and environmental justice and equality by promoting world peace one conversation at a time. With this in mind, we are pleased to unveil this year’s theme, “70 Years of Servas: Peace, Justice & Travel”.

 

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registration

*If you are a US Servas member, please log in to your US Servas account before completing registration*

Register by March 22, 2019 to take advantage of early-bird savings. Please note that housing is limited. Register now to secure your on-site lodging!

Full conference registration includes attendance at all workshops and presentations, as well as a continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday only registration includes attendance at all workshops and presentations on Saturday, and a continental breakfast on Saturday. 

Conference lodging includes Friday and Saturday night lodging on the Dominican University campus, and also includes lunches and dinners. 

Extended lodging is available before and after the conference (July 24th - 25th and July 28th - 29th) and includes meals.

Additional meals are available for purchase at $10.95 each. 

Click “Register Here” above to see more information and book your spot at the conference!

feetable 

 

keynote

 

keynote
James Dorsey
Extreme Expeditions

James Michael Dorsey is an explorer and award-winning author who has traveled extensively in 48 countries. He has spent the past two decades researching remote cultures around the world. His books include Baboons for Lunch and Vanishing Tales From Ancient Trails. His stories have appeared in 18 travel anthologies, and he has won 17 Solas Awards. He is a contributor to Best Travel Writing (volumes 10 and 11) and Lonely Planet Literary Anthology as well as The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, BBC Wildlife, BBC Travel, Natural History and other magazines. He is a retired fellow of the Explorers Club and former director of the Adventurers Club. In his presentation, “Extreme Expeditions”, Dorsey will take us across the Sahara of Mali with Tuareg nomads, visit a remote volcano in the Ethiopian dessert with a team of NASA scientists that nearly cost our lives, work in the mine fields of Cambodia, and finally go on a baboon hunt in Tanzania with hunter/gatherers who used him as bait.

 

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Alison Bing

Alison Bing, a Lonely Planet author, will speak on the positive effect travel and travelers can have on the world. More details to come.