SI Conference and General Assembly 2015

A successful Servas International Conference and General Assembly!
The 30th Servas International Conference and General Assembly (SICOGA) attracted the largest group of participants in the organisation's history. Almost 200 people from more than 50 nations gathered in Matamata in New Zealand October 10-16, 2015. A highlight of the conference was the opening and closing traditional Maori ceremonies. The New Zealand conference organizer Marijke Batenburg and the SI president Jonny Sågänger both gave opening and inspirational speeches (Marijke Batenburg's speech can be found here) During the General Assembly, which is the business part of the conference, many important decisions were made by the 54 official national delegates concerning the future for the organisation. New Servas officers were elected and the ones who left their duties were shown due appreciation for their work. The conference also offered a program for entertainment, education and many opportunities for the participants to extend and strengthen their global network of peace-loving acquaintances and friends. On this website you will find information about the decisions and elections that were made. You can also use the website to learn about SICOGA, whether you are an official delegate, a volunteer or a curious Servas member.
The website is divided into two main sections – Conference information and General Assembly information.
SICOGA 2018 Please make a note in your calendar that the next Servas International Conference and General Assembly will take place in 2018. Its acronym will be SICOGA 2018.

Photography by Paul Sutherland, New Zealand