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Thursday, June 14

8:00   Registration Opens
9:00 Speed Networking
  An Atlas Network tradition! Begin the Latin America Liberty Forum by meeting new friends in the freedom movement in a fast-paced "speed dating" format.
9:45   Welcome & State of the Liberty Movement in Latin America


  • Brad Lips, Atlas Network CEO
  • Axel Kaiser, Fundación para el Progreso Executive Director
10:00   Cornerstone Talks
  • Agustin Etchebarne (Libertad y Progreso, Argentina) on “Shifting to Playing Offense”
  • Carlos Montufar (Universidad San Francisco de Quito) on “Higher Education and Classical Liberalism”
  • Axel Kaiser (Fundación para el Progreso, Chile)
  • Roberto Salinas Leon (Mexico Business Forum, Mexico)
  • Cecilia Vazquez Ger (Instituto Acton)
11:00 Consecutive Breakouts

A) 21st Century Challenges -- The Digital Era and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Moderator: Axel Kaiser (Fundación para el Progreso, Chile)

Speakers: Rafael Rincón (Fundación para el Progreso, Chile) - “Disruption, and the world we face” • Pelayo Covarrubias (País Digital, Chile) - “Challenges for digital transformation and the Chilean case” • Sergio Melnick (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile)

12:30 Lunch 

Guest Speaker: John Tomasi (Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Brown University)

14:00 Crowdsource Liberty
  Too often, conferences ask you to sit down and stay quiet. Not here! You are invited to speak up and exchange ideas where presenters are ready to discuss projects under development to advance liberty. Play an active role in sharpening their plans to make a difference!
15:45 Afternoon Break
16:00 Interview with Finalists for the Latin America Liberty Award 2018 
18:30 General Reception
19:30 Latin America Liberty Awards Dinner
  Keynote Speaker: José Piñera
  Friday, June 15
9:00 Rethinking Corporate Social Responsibility 

Moderator: Dr. Tom Palmer (Atlas Network, USA)

Speakers: Nicolas Ibanez (Fundación para el Progreso, Chile) • Pablo Arosemena (Univerity of Desarrollo, Chile)

10:00 Consecutive Breakouts

A) Challenges for Think Tank Management

B) Strategic Outlook -- A Reckoning for 21 Century Socialism?

Moderator: Rafael Rincón (Fundación para el Progreso, Chile)

Speakers: Luis Henrique Ball (PanAm Post, Venezuela) • Rocío Guijarro (Venezuela)

11:00 Consecutive Breakouts

A) Innovation for Growth: How Intellectual Property Rights Can Generate Prosperity

B) Strategic Outlook - Which Way for Brazil and Mexico?

12:30 Think Tank Shark Tank Lunch
  Watch live as think tank leaders pitch their project ideas to a panel of judges!
14:00 Doing Development Differently in Latin America 
  Presented by Dr. Tom Palmer (Executive Vice President for International Programs at Atlas Network)