Each year, Atlas Network hosts 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 in 2018 can complete this online inquiry by February 1, 2017.

The forums, new in 2016, 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 that is announced at Atlas Network's gala Freedom Dinner following its global Liberty Forum.



Please check back for more information about the Latin America Liberty Forum, Europe Liberty Forum, Africa Liberty Forum, and Middle East and North Africa Liberty Forum.


Atlas Network thanks Smith Family Foundation and John Templeton Foundation for launching and growing our agenda of Regional Liberty Forums.



Apply here for the Regional Liberty Awards.



Latin America Liberty Forum 2016 — Guatemala, co-hosted by Universidad Francisco Marroquín

Latin America Liberty Award winners:

  • Libertad y Progreso in Argentina for its “Crash Courses in Liberty” (Aprender Volando) video series (Juan Carlos Cachanosky Award for Dissemination of Free Society Principles)
  • Instituto Res Publica in Chile for its “Education for Chile” (Educación para Chile) program (Miguel Kast Award for Free-Market Solutions to Poverty
  • Instituto de Pensamiento Estratégico Ágora A.C. (Agora Institute for Strategic Thinking) in Mexico for its “No More Taxes!” (#Nomásimpuestos) campaign (Francisco de Vitoria Award for Ethics and Values)


Asia Liberty Forum 2016 — Malaysia, co-hosted by IDEAS

Asia Liberty Award winner:

  • Samriddhi in Nepal for its Econ-ity project


Europe Liberty Forum 2016 — United Kingdom, co-hosted by Institute of Economic Affairs

Europe Liberty Award winner:

  • Centre for Justice (Centrum för rättvisa) in Sweden for its “Litigating for Individual Liberty and Fundamental Rights” project: “The Nordic Individual Rights Revolution”


Africa Liberty Forum 2016 — Ghana, co-hosted by IMANI Center for Policy and Education

Africa Liberty Award winner:

  • Chevauchee Foundation, in Namibia for its “Namibia Schools Reading and Debating Societies” program