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Conference on World Affairs puts St. Petersburg on the global map

Amy Cianci



Panels of diplomats, military, media, academic experts and student activists discussed international issues at the annual St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs in 2023. Photo provided.

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In a world grappling with complexities and divisions, platforms that nurture dialogue, understanding, and cooperation are of paramount importance. The St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs, an intellectual tour de force that has been enriching minds and transcending boundaries for 12 years, takes center stage Feb. 6-8, 2024. As home base for the annual conference, the Sunshine City is poised to witness another transformational event that not only benefits attendees but also significantly enriches the city itself.

The St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs is an annual convergence of some of the brightest minds across various disciplines, including politics, arts, sciences and religion. The conference has a rich history of bringing together distinguished diplomats, military, media, and academic experts to discuss critical international issues of the day. St. Petersburg, with its vibrant cultural scene, breathtaking natural beauty, and thriving local community, provides an ideal setting for this intellectually stimulating gathering.

One of the most palpable advantages for St. Petersburg in hosting the conference is the surge of visitors from around the globe. Academics, experts and enthusiasts congregate in our city, bringing with them fresh ideas, cultural exchanges and a treasure trove of experiences. Serving as the host city for a prestigious event like the St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs propels St. Pete onto the global stage, cementing its reputation as a cultural and intellectual nucleus. As speakers and attendees return to their respective corners of the world, they carry with them fond memories of the city’s warmth and hospitality, acting as inadvertent ambassadors for our incredible city.

St. Pete has long been a city that appreciates the value of open dialogue and uninhibited expression, understanding that these principles are crucial for a healthy democracy. The St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs serves as a distinct, tangible reminder that diverse opinions and respectful discourse are the bedrock of personal and social progress. As the world converges in St. Petersburg in February 2024, the St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs again becomes a living testament to the potency of knowledge, unity and collective advancement. This time, I hope you’ll join us.

Reserve your tickets to the 2024 St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs here.

Amy Cianci is Executive Director of the St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs.

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