The Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF) is a thriving global community united by a common vision of making the world more peaceful, prosperous, and free from tyranny. It is where some of the world’s leading human rights advocates, business leaders, tech entrepreneurs, journalists, and policymakers come together to share their stories and discuss ways to advance liberty and democracy across the globe.
OFF is a catalyst for human rights defenders and their work: from sharing
their stories on stage and raising awareness of key human rights issues, to developing new skills and refining practices that strengthen their missions, to networking with champions of change from all fields and all corners of the world. The flagship Forum is held annually in Oslo, Norway, while OFF satellite events convene in cities like New York, Johannesburg, Mexico City, San Francisco, Miami, and Taipei.
“One of the greatest benefits of the Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF), say its participants, is that it makes people feel less alone. If you are a dissident up against a dictatorship, you can feel very, very alone. But the people at OFF are in the same boat, so to speak. They can trade stories, compare notes — be understood. And they feel less alone.”
— Jay Nordlinger National Review (1 June 2022)