Conferences at the Bellagio Center are intended to establish and strengthen connections across disciplines and geographies. They encourage dynamic, small group interactions, and promote innovative and creative thinking—all in a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work.
Approximately two thirds of the conferences that take place at Bellagio are organized by external institutions. The Center has a strong interest in proposals that align with The Rockefeller Foundation’s efforts to promote the well-being of humanity, particularly through issues that have a direct impact on the lives of poor and vulnerable populations around the world. These issues include but are not limited to health, economic opportunity, urban resilience, as well as food and agriculture.
Conference applications are selected through an open competitive process and successful applications are provided facilities, accommodations, and some travel support at no cost to conference organizers or attendees.
Applications are available on our online application portal along with detailed instructions and further information on applying to the Bellagio Conference Program. We strongly recommend that applicants carefully review this information prior to beginning an application.
Conference applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed at interim deadlines. Upcoming interim deadlines for review cycles in 2017 are September 28 and November 30.
"For small ideas, you can go to any retreat, but to think expansive, fearless ideas and then design something innovative and courageous to put them into practice, there is no place like Bellagio."Seth Berkley, CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance