Alex and Ani facilitated the introduction this year and their band Colour of London created
“Hope To Hold On,” the official song of the 2013 symposium.
"PCB is an experience that I carry with me all the time. It is proof to the world that individuals from all different backgrounds have a common goal. It doesn't matter which languages you speak or which religions you follow all of these things come second to respect. Despite the losses and hardships in our lives, I can honestly say I have never met a group of more compassionate and truly happy people that came together as a result of all of the anger and hatred in the world. I am very proud to be a part of PCB and I know I have a unique family full of permanent friendships." -Jess, 2011, 2012 and 2013 USA participant