The Oslo Freedom Forum is much more than
a conference. It is a display of humanity,
solidarity, and hope for the future.
Before the Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF) became the internationally recognized conference for democracy and human rights it’s now known for, it began as a group of roughly 200 individuals who gathered in the Norwegian capital in 2009 to celebrate the survivors of Communism and Nazism.
It was meant to be a gathering to capture, in a high-quality video production, these heroes in the flesh — those that were still with us, at least.
It was meant to preserve their stories, to record their struggles for the next generation in the hope the world wouldn’t forget. History, unfortunately, has a tendency of repeating itself.
But then the first session proved wildly successful. More than 300 of them (and counting), in fact, from more than 100 countries. Each year, OFF amplifies the voices of courageous dissidents and exposes the threats to liberal democracy and the day’s most pressing human rights issues.
“Davos for human rights”The Economist
“The World’s Dissidents Have Their Say”The New York Times
15 years of the Oslo Freedom Forum
The Oslo Freedom Forum is made possible in part thanks to the ongoing generous support of sponsors such as the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Sergey Brin Family Foundation, the City of Oslo, the John Templeton Foundation, Seetee, Twitter, Amazon, Fritt Ord, and Kingsway Capital.
If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities at the Oslo Freedom Forum, please contact [email protected].