Join Gerald Celente, invited speakers, Trends Research Institute analysts and Trends Journal subscribers from all over the world at a special three-day conference dedicated to peace — and culminating in the unveiling of the institute’s Occupy Peace initiative.
The Peace and Prosperity conference will explore the dynamics and root causes of America’s — and much of the world’s — state of endless war. Presentations, group discussions and Q&A sessions will demonstrate how prosperity, quality of life, creativity and economic opportunity are linked to and shaped by war.
The conference also will analyze the propaganda machine behind the selling of war and how it has actually strengthened in an era of consolidated, streamlined traditional media, and the expediency of digitally delivered, targeted information and misinformation.
Mark Twain’s words were published in 1916: “… the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.”
As the Trends Journal stated a year ago: “Those in power controlled the messaging then as they do now. A precious few have always decided which portraits, descriptions and images of what war looks and feels like we get to see. Finally, this conference will demonstrate the ways in which peace can be advanced beyond the slogans and good vibes they foster.”
And that brings us to the final mission of the Peace and Prosperity conference: Finding the path to peace.
“The conference is being designed as an exercise in empowerment,” said Derek Osenenko, the institute’s chief executive officer. “Having these discussions in the profoundly historic surroundings of Colonial Kingston is the ideal setting to bring our focus back to the founding fathers.”
At noon on Sept. 20, 2015 (rescheduled from May 2), the Trends Research Institute will launch Occupy Peace, a movement designed to reinstate the core values that gave birth to this nation and provide the tools for advancing peace and restoring prosperity.
The conference, as well as the Sunday afternoon Occupy Peace rally, take place at the oldest intersection in the United States. At the corners of Crown and John streets in Kingston, NY, stand four pre-Revolutionary War stone structures. Just a half-block away is the Kingston Courthouse, constructed in 1789. The courthouse, and buildings on the site dating to 1683, were the scene of critical episodes in the founding of the nation and the writing of the US Constitution.
The conference series has become a mainstay of institute operations. The events attract participants from across the United States, as well as Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Celente, institute analysts and invited experts offer one-of-a-kind insights into the dominant trends shaping our world. Participants leave with a deeper understanding of the global trends that very directly affect their lives.
As important: Participants enjoy the company of like-minded thinkers, innovators and artists from across the globe.
The Peace and Prosperity conference kicks off with an evening reception on Thursday, Sept. 17. Friday and Saturday are full days, packed with presentations and group discussions. It concludes with an evening dinner on Saturday.
Of course, all participants are encouraged to stay for the Occupy Peace rally on Sunday.