This is a tentative schedule for our Latin America Regional Liberty Forum. Speakers are still being confirmed. Stay tuned for updates.

NOTE: The schedule is listed in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4). This entire program will take place in Spanish.

    Wednesday, June 23  
  2:00 p.m. Main Stage: Welcoming Remarks by Dr. Roberto Salinas-León (Atlas  
    Network's Center for Latin America) and Carlos H. Blohm (CEDICE Libertad, Venezuela), followed by Cornerstone Talks  
    We kick off Latin America Liberty Forum with eight-minute Cornerstone Talks on important topics for the future of freedom. These will provide foundations for discussions among our community throughout the two-day conference.  
    Cornerstone Talks Moderator: Romulo Lopez (Atlas Network)  
    Cornerstone Speakers:  
  • Lucia Santa Cruz (Instituto de Economia Politica Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, Chile) on “The Path Forward in Latin America”
  • Manuel Hinds Manuel Hinds (Former Minister of Finance, El Salvador) on “In Defense of Liberal Democracy”
  • Sary Levy-Carciente (Academia Nacional de Ciencias Económicas, Venezuela) on “Index of Bureaucracy Findings”
  • Guillermo Cabieses (Principal & General Counsel de Nexus Group, Peru) on “Crony Capitalism in Latin America”
  • Alex Gladstein (Human Rights Foundation, United States) on “Why Bitcoin is a Tool for Freedom”
  3:00 p.m. Big Idea Session: Liberty & Pop Culture  
    Moderator: Antonella Marty (Atlas Network, Argentina)  
  4:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions  
    Interactive Breakout: A Look at Immigration and Borderless Borders  
    Moderator: Hane Crevelari (Atlas Network, United States)  
  • Dr. Tomás Páez (Venezuelan Central University, Venezuela)
    Interactive Breakout: Liberty, Smart Cities, & Connectivity  
    Moderator: Gabriela Calderón (Cato Institute, Ecuador)  
  • Cristofer Correia (National Assembly, Venezuela)
  • Guillermo Peña Panting (Eléutera, Honduras)
  • Stephen Brooks (Punta Mona Center for Regenerative Design and Botanical Studies, Costa Rica)
  5:15 p.m. Breakout Panel Session: Human Dignity and the Empowerment   
    of Women  
    Moderator: Rocio Guijarro (CEDICE, Venezuela)  
  • Andrea Isabel Rondón García (CEDICE, Venezuela)
  • Maria Cecilia Villegas (Peru)
  • Fátima Masse (Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad, México)
  • Andrea Isabel Ronón García (CEDICE, Venezuela)
  6:15 p.m.  Main Stage: Regional Liberty Awards and Closing Interview with Lilo  
    Vilaplana (Director & Screenwriter: Plantados)  
    Join us for the announcements of the 2021 Latin America Regional Liberty Award and the winner of the Young Journalism Prize. The ceremony will be accompanied by an exclusive interview with Lilo Vilaplana, Cuban-born director and screenwriter of the recently released movie Plantados which documents the brutal horrors of Cuba’s Castro regime over dissidents and the opposition.  
    Emcee: Dr. Roberto Salinas-León (Atlas Network's Center for Latin America)  
  • Latin America Regional Liberty Award Announcement made by Matt Warner (Atlas Network)
  • Announcement of the Young Journalism Prize made by Alvaro Vargas Llosa
  • Discussion with Lilo Vilaplana conducted by Sergio Sarmiento (Caminos de la Libertad, Mexico)
    Thursday, June 24  
  1:00 p.m. Main Stage: Think Tank Shark Tank Competition  
    Watch live as think tank leaders pitch their project ideas to a panel of judges!  
    Emcee: Gonzalo Schwarz (Archbridge Institute and Center for Latin America)  


  • Carlos H. Blohm (CEDICE, Venezuela)
  • Mariela Vicini
  2:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions  
    Interactive Breakout: Lessons from the Experts  
    Interactive Breakout: Liberalism and the Free Society 2021  
    Moderator:  Dr. Roberto Salinas-León, Director of Atlas Network's Center for Latin America  
  • Dr. Carlos Newland (ESEADE, Argentina)
  • Axel Kaiser (Fundación Para el Progreso, Chile)
  3:15 p.m. Main Stage: Closing Remarks and a Conversation on the “The Path   
    Forward in Latin America”  
    Moderator: Romulo Lopez (Atlas Network)  
  • Ignacio Munyo (CERES, Uruguay)
  • Juan José Daboub (El Salvador)
  • Mary O’Grady (Wall Street Journal, United States)


This program is tentative and is subject to change. This program will take place entirely in Spanish.