The Latin America Liberty Forum brings together friends of the freedom movement across Mexico, Central America, and South America to discuss challenges facing the region and to learn from one another how to most effectively advance free-market reforms.

You will learn from distinguished speakers and participate in interactive sessions to strengthen civil society efforts to move public policy in the direction of greater freedom. At the closing dinner of the Latin America Liberty Forum, Atlas Network will announce the winners of its Regional Liberty Awards, which celebrate the most successful projects by Atlas Network partners.    

Other highlights of the Latin America Liberty Forum will include:

  • A featured address by Gloria Álvarez
  • The “Improve Your Project” Un-Conference
  • Sessions on “Products You Can Replicate”
  • Training workshops to hone your skills in marketing, social media, and entrepreneurship
  • Screenings of free-market documentaries
  • A special luncheon for CEOs of Atlas Network partner organizations
  • A guided walking tour of the campus of Universidad Francisco Marroquín which describes itself as the “world’s only libertarian university.”   
  • The dedication of a room at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in honor of the late Leonard Liggio, Atlas Network’s long time executive vice president
  • Presentations from: Former Madrid regional President, Esperanza Aguirre; Cuban-born author and freedom activist Carlos Alberto Montaner; Chilean-born political economist and Swedish politician Mauricio Rojas; Prominent Mexican Economist Luis Pazos

Central America Lights, Camera, Liberty! Workshop

Directly after Latin America Liberty Forum, Atlas Network will host the Central America Lights, Camera, Liberty! Workshop. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until November 13, 2015. Click here for more information. 

Atlas Network Donor Tour

Atlas Network and Universidad Francisco Marroquín will host a Donor Tour on January 20-23. You can download a promotional brochure by clicking here. 

For more information on this Donor Tour or future Donor Tours, contact Stephanie Giovanetti Lips at Stephanie@AtlasNetwork.org or 914-484-1523.

About Atlas Network's Regional Liberty Forums:

New in 2016, Atlas Network is hosting Regional Liberty Forums in cooperation with local organizing partners. The purpose of these events is to support partner organizations in their desires to learn more from each other and to accelerate the sharing of best practices through training and friendly competition by region. Any partners interested in serving as a local organizer can complete this online inquiry.

The forums will also celebrate successful partner projects with a new regional awards program. Those awards join a competitive suite offered by Atlas Network including the annual Templeton Freedom Award, which will continue to be presented each year during the global Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner.

SCHEDULE

               Wednesday    
                                                                Sunday, January 17, 2016
3:30 p.m.        Pre-registration
  Location: La Ronda, Westin Camino Real Hotel                                                               
 
6:30 p.m. Welcome Cocktail Reception
  Location: La Terraza, Westin Camino Real Hotel    
  Featuring remarks by Esperanza Aguirre, former minister of education and culture, and former president of the Senate (Spain); Brad Lips, Atlas Network CEO (United States); and Gabriel Calzada, president of Universidad Francisco Marroquín
   
   
  Monday, January 18, 2016
7:30 a.m. Registration
  Location: Cultural Center, 1st Floor, Universidad Francisco Marroquín
  Shuttle to UFM Campus leaves at 7:30 a.m. from lobby of Westin Camino Real & Fontabella
 
  Exhibitions: Products You Can Replicate
  Location: Convention Hall
   
8:30 a.m. Alex Chafuen: Tribute to Leonard Liggio
  Location: Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Auditorium
   
9:00 a.m. Inspiring Presentations from Freedom Champions, Think Tanks, and Liberal Activists
  Location: Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Auditorium
   
10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
  Location: Liberty Plaza
   
11:00 a.m. Inspiring Presentations from Freedom Champions, Think Tanks, and Liberal Activists
  Location: Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Auditorium
   
12:30 p.m. Buffet Lunch
  Location: Liberty Plaza
   
1:45 p.m. Tour of Universidad Francisco Marroquin
  Location: UFM Campus
  On this tour you will learn about the best projects and products of UFM that you can replicate back home. 
   
4:30 p.m. Presentation by Gabriel Calzada - What To Do So You Don't Miss The Boat
  Location: Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Auditorium
   
5:30 p.m. Transportation provided from the UFM campus to the Westin Camino Real Hotel
  Location: Meet near the Sculpture of Infinite Relations at Liberty Plaza, UFM
   
5:30 p.m. Poverty Inc. Screening
  Location: Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Auditorium
   
7:00 p.m. Transportation provided from the hotel to dinner at Paseo Cayalá
  Location: Meet in the hotel lobby
   
7:00 p.m. Transportation provided from the UFM campus to dinner at Paseo Cayalá
  Location: Meet near the Sculpture of Infinite Relations at Liberty Plaza, UFM
   
7:30 p.m. Cocktail Hour
  Location: Manuel F. Ayau Lawn
   
8:00 p.m. Networking Dinner featuring Carlos Alberto Montaner
  Location: Paseo Cayalá
   
9:30 p.m.  Transportation from Paseo Cayalá to the Westin Camino Real Hotel
   
11:00 p.m.      Transportation from Paseo Cayalá to the Westin Camino Real Hotel
   
   
  Tuesday, January 19, 2016
8:00 a.m. - Tranportation from Westin Camino Real Hotel to the UFM campus
8:30 a.m. Location: Meet in the hotel lobby. 
 
8:00 a.m. Exhibit: UFM Products You Can Use
 
9:20 a.m. - Un-Conference:  Improve your Project
2:00 p.m. Location: Liberty Plaza
  Rather than listening to lectures, attendees and presenters work together with the help of trained facilitators to take think tank projects to new levels of ambition and effectiveness. You can help shape new and exciting projects
   
9:20 a.m. - Workshops: Sharpen your skills with the experts
2:00 p.m. Location: Convention Hall, 2nd Floor and small auditoriums on 1st Floor
  Leveraging social networks, building a civic movement, thinking like a disruptive entrepreneur, marketing your ideas... these are some of the skills you will be able to improve upon with the help of experts!
   
12:30 p.m. Buffet Lunch
  Location: Liberty Plaza
   
2:00 p.m. Brief Summaries of Each Un-Conference Project and from Each Workshop
  Location: Juan Bautista Gutierrez Auditorium
   
3:45 p.m. Coffee Break
  Location: Liberty Plaza
   
4:15 p.m. Presentations from the Winners of Atlas Network's 2016 Latin American Liberty Awards
  Location: Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Auditorium
   
4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks by Brad Lips and Gabriel Calzada
  Location: Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Auditorium
   
5:30 p.m. Transportation provided from the UFM campus to the Westin Camino Real Hotel
  Location: Meet near the Sculpture of Infinite Relations at Liberty Plaza, UFM
   
5:30 p.m. Screening of India Awakes
  Location: Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Auditorium
   
6:30 p.m. Transportation provided from the Westin Camino Real Hotel to the UFM Campus
  Location: Meet in the lobby of the hotel.
 
6:30 p.m.

Cocktail Party, Lobby Auditorium

 
7:00 p.m. Closing Dinner
  Location: Liberty Plaza
 
  • Announcement of the 2016 Atlas Network Regional Liberty Award.
  • Invited keynote speaker: Gloria Álvarez
  • Dancing late into the night!
 
10:00 p.m. Transportation from UFM Campus to Westin Camino Real Hotel
  Location: Meet near the Sculpture of Infinite Relations at Liberty Plaza, UFM