In observance of the recent 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I and the 1919 founding of the League of Nations, Saint Leo University is hosting a special interdisciplinary conference on Saturday, November 16, in its Student Community Center at University Campus, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, FL, 33574. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and includes lunch.

The Centennial of World War I & Peace, 1919-2019 conference sessions and related arts events will be of special interest to high school teachers and history enthusiasts. Public school teachers are welcome to apply for continuing education credit. Conference admission is affordably priced at $12 per person, including lunch in the campus dining hall and beverages and snacks during breaks. Parking is free. Saint Leo University, students, faculty, and staff will be admitted for free with appropriate identification.

The conference reflects Saint Leo University's commitment to teaching and community service.

Americans have been given to more reflection about World War I since the centennial of the original Armistice Day (November 11, 1918). It was commemorated around the world last year and international coverage from television and other media drew viewers and readers globally. (Pictured: U. S. Navy Admiral James G. Foggo III met with American and Belgium boy and girl scouts before the centennial anniversary of Armistice Day at Flanders Field American Cemetery in Waregem, Belgium, November. 11, 2018. Photo by U.S. Navy and  downloaded from the American Battle Monuments Commission.)

In response to this significant interest, Saint Leo's College of Arts and Sciences has organized an event that explores the military, economic, and psychological dimensions of the war, as well as related medical, artistic, and religious developments. Saint Leo faculty are the featured presenters.

To view the complete list of sessions and to register in advance, visit the conference webpage.  

For more information or special accommodations, contact the College of Arts and Sciences at or leave a message at (352) 588-8401.