June 8, 2018 Print

Over 70 of the best and brightest organizations in Latin America will gather to discuss and exchange ideas that promote liberty and free-markets in Santiago, Chile, from June 14-15. This can’t-miss event provides the opportunity to learn from experts that include an original “Chicago Boy,” esteemed professors, policy professionals, and business leaders while engaging in the marketplace of ideas.

What: 2 days of discussions, competitions, and awards with regional thought leaders

When: June 14—15, 2017

Where: Hotel Cumbres Vitacura, Avenida Kennedy lateral 4422, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile

How: To attend register online at AtlasNetwork.org.

Event Highlights

  • José Piñera will deliver the keynote speech of the Latin Liberty Awards Dinner. He is one of the famous Chicago Boys, who served as Chilean Minister of Labor and Social Security (1978-1980) and Minister of Mining (1980-1981). He is the architect of Chile's private pension system and the author of Chile’s Constitutional Mining Law. Piñera has been called "the world's foremost advocate of privatizing public pension systems" as well as "the Pension Reform Pied Piper" by the Wall Street Journal. He is now a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute.
  • Announcement of the winner of the 2018 Latin America Liberty Awards.
  • Regional Think Tank Shark Tank competition. Watch live as think tank leaders pitch their project ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win $10,000!
  • Lunch Lecture by John Tomasi “Why Classical Liberalism Should Appeal to Fans of Social Justice."
  • “Doing Development Differently in Latin America” presented by Dr. Tom Palmer. This lecture will focus on how Atlas Network is supporting local organizations to support economic freedom and change.


Latin America Liberty Forum 2018, is hosted by Atlas Network with local co-host Fundación para el Progreso (FPP). Major sponsorship generously provided by the John Templeton Foundation.

About Atlas Network
Atlas Network is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., which aims to strengthen the freedom movement around the world, connecting more than 475 independent partners in more than 90 countries that share their vision of a free, prosperous, and peaceful world where limited governments and defend the rule of law, private property, and free markets. AtlasNetwork.org

About Fundación para el Progreso
The Fundación para el Progreso is a liberal, independent, and non-profit study center, made up of professionals, young people, opinion leaders, academics and public intellectuals in Chile. FPP seeks to promote a cultural change that encourages and allows each person to develop their talents and life projects to the maximum, with no other limitations than respect for the dignity of others. FPPchile.org