Production Faculty David Marek spent part of his summer (August 13-20, 2017) at the 3rd Annual Global Peace Exchange in Falun, Sweden. This year's conference, hosted at the historic Falun Train Depot, was a 6-day exploration of the theme "From Division to Collaboration: Healing Ourselves to Heal the World."

Participants from eight different countries were led through personal and cultural analysis while also engaging the performing arts, documentary film, and activism as possible tools for conflict resolution and peace building. Marek acted as a facilitator in the conference; he presented short, documentary films, and guided a discussion about how the films related to this year's theme.