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We’re back!
After 18 months of virtual gatherings, the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is thrilled to announce that the 2021 Oslo Freedom Forum will be held in-person on October 4-5 in Miami, Florida.
There is no event in the world that compares to the Oslo Freedom Forum’s unique mix of dissidents, philanthropists, journalists, artists, entrepreneurs, public intellectuals, and world leaders, all of whom come together each year for an immersive experience focused on making the world more peaceful, prosperous, and free.
Our 2021 theme, TRUTH IGNITED, celebrates the stories that spark action across the world, in service of the truth. However, we know that as long as one person is willing to speak out, there is hope that the truth will prevail. This year, we are amplifying the voices of those who speak truth to power and ignite movements that seek justice and defy authoritarian regimes.
The 2021 event will take place at New World Center and will  feature inspiring talks by activists, scholars, experts, and policymakers, among others, from around the world, including Belarus, Burma, Cuba, Eritrea, Iraq, the Uyghur Region, and Venezuela.
The event will also include:
  • Compelling art installations and live musical performances;
  • A full day of action-oriented panels, firesides, and workshops with thought leaders; and
  • Special programming on the struggle for human rights and democracy in Latin America.
If you’re in Norway, we invite you to participate in our local event taking place on the same dates! We will be sending more information about it in the coming weeks.
Our 2021 speaker line-up includes:
  • Iraqi political satirist, Ahmed Albasheer
  • Secretary General of Amnesty International, Agnès Callamard
  • Burmese pro-democracy activist, Wai Hnin Pwint Thon
  • Psychiatrist and co-founder of Humanity Crew, Essam Daod
  • Eritrean human rights activist and trafficking survivor, Filmon Debru
  • Uyghur activist, Akida Pulat
More details about the speakers and program will be released soon! In the meantime, you can find additional information at oslofreedomforum.com and regular updates on Twitter and Instagram.
If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities at the Oslo Freedom Forum, please contact [email protected]. If you are interested in attending as a member of the media, please contact [email protected].
The Oslo Freedom Forum is a program of the Human Rights Foundation and is made possible in part thanks to the ongoing generous support of sponsors such as the Sergey Brin Family Foundation, the John Templeton Foundation, the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Twitter, the City of Oslo, Kavli Trust, Unlikely Collaborators, and Amazon.