2019 Oslo Freedom Forum
May 27-29, 2019 | Norway
The 2019 Oslo Freedom Forum, now in its 10th year, will take place May 27-29 in Oslo, Norway. Click below to learn more and register to attend.
The Oslo Freedom Forum is held each year in Norway. Satellite forums and the Oslo Freedom Forum Global Expansion events, including OFF in New York, OFF in Mexico, OFF in Johannesburg, OFF in Taiwan, and the College Freedom Forum series are held throughout the year in order to keep human rights at the top of the world agenda.
May 25 – May 27, 2020
This three-day event, presented in Oslo’s civic center, presents talks from activists on the front lines of democratic change in every region of the world. Their personal struggles and triumphs working in these movements will inspire you.
September 13, 2019
2019 Oslo Freedom Forum in Taiwan
Sep 13, 2019
The experience of the Oslo Freedom Forum, our flagship event that takes place each year in Norway, is coming to Asia on September 13, 2019. Join us for riveting talks from international activists, an Interactive Expo featuring companies working at the intersection of business and human rights, and networking over coffee breaks, and social lunches.
We are looking forward to our 2nd Oslo Freedom Forum in Taiwan this year. We are excited to further connect with Taiwan’s vibrant civil society as we continue our mission to promote human rights and democracy globally.
Confirmed speakers for 2019 include:
- Denise Ho, Hong Kong singer and pro-democracy and LGBTQI activist
- Audrey Mbugua, Kenyan transgender activist
- Thae Yong-Ho, Former North Korean diplomat
- Esther Htusan, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist from Burma
- Molly McKew, writer specializing in information warfare and recipient of the Georgian Order of Honor
- Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal, education reform activist and author in Thailand
- Yeonmi Park, North Korean defector and human rights activist
- And many more to be announced!!
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions regarding registration by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you in Taiwan soon!
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May 27 – May 29, 2019
Now in its 11th year, the 2019 Oslo Freedom Forum will take place May 27-29, 2019 in Oslo, Norway.
February 26, 2019
The experience of the Oslo Freedom Forum, our flagship event that takes place each year in Norway, came to Latin America for the first time on February 26, 2019.
November 10, 2018
The experience of the Oslo Freedom Forum, our flagship event that takes place each year in Norway, came to Asia for the first time on November 10, 2018.
New York, NY
September 17, 2018
Join us for the second annual Oslo Freedom Forum in New York.
May 28 – May 30, 2018
In 2018, the Oslo Freedom Forum celebrated its 10th anniversary. The event marked a decade of promoting freedom and human rights around the world.
Johannesburg, South Africa
March 26, 2018
On March 26, 2018, the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) brought the Oslo Freedom Forum experience and community together for the first-ever Oslo Freedom Forum in Johannesburg (OFFinJoburg).
November 16, 2017
College Freedom Forum at Universidad del Rosario featured five talks by inspiring human rights defenders from around the world.
New York, New York
September 19, 2017
The first-ever Oslo Freedom Forum in New York brought the experience and community of the annual event in Norway to the United States in a one-day event.
May 22 – May 24, 2017
The ninth annual forum brought together a global community of people who share the common vision of making the world a more peaceful, prosperous, and free place.
San Francisco, California
September 29, 2016
The 2016 San Francisco Freedom brought the Oslo Freedom Forum experience to the Bay Area for a day of talks, panels, and networking with some of the world's leading activists.
May 23 – May 25, 2016
The eighth annual forum brought together a global community of people who share the common vision of making the world a more peaceful, prosperous, and free place.
Guatemala City, Guatemala
March 4, 2016
CFF at Universidad Francisco Marroquín (UFM) featured five inspiring talks by human rights defenders from around the world.
November 16, 2015
CFF at Stanford University featured five inspiring talks by human rights defenders from around the world.
Living in Truth
May 25 – May 27, 2015
The seventh annual conference united dissidents, activists, artists, journalists, and changemakers to share stories of living in truth and confronting authoritarianism.
New Haven, Connecticut
March 26, 2015
Speakers from Iran, Serbia, North Korea, and the United States delivered inspiring talks at Yale University.
October 20 – October 22, 2014
The 2014 conference brought together a diverse community to explore innovative nonviolent strategies for defeating dictatorship around the world.
March 11, 2014
Speakers from China, North Korea, Uganda, and Bahrain took the stage at the University of Colorado Boulder to share engaging talks with a student audience.
November 5, 2013
CFF at Tufts brought the OFF experience to the college campus for the first time, featuring remarkable speakers giving talks on Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, and North Korea.
May 13 – May 15, 2013
The fifth anniversary conference was dedicated to the growing might of the OFF community, whose members have shown, time and again, that by standing up for liberty and inspiring action, individuals can confront and prevail over arbitrary power.
Many Paths, One Goal
San Francisco, California
September 28 – September 28, 2012
The first satellite OFF event focused on the diverse journeys to freedom and democracy of a remarkable group of speakers from around the world.
Out of Darkness, Into Light
May 7 – May 9, 2012
The fourth annual Oslo Freedom Forum brought the most daunting humanitarian issues of our time out of the shadows of obscurity and to the forefront of global awareness.
The Spark of Change
May 9 – May 11, 2011
The 2011 Oslo Freedom Forum featured distinguished speakers from across the world who presented on an array of topics, from an analysis of some of the world's worst dictatorships, to a look at the impact that a single individual can have on the world around them.
From Tragedy to Triumph
April 26 – April 28, 2010
In 2010, OFF expanded its focus for a more innovative and eclectic look at individual rights and technological advances around the world. Speakers included vanguard activists, tech pioneers, and iconic leaders such as Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer, former Polish president Lech Walesa, Ugandan LGBT rights activist Kasha Jacqueline, and Russian chess champion and rights advocate Garry Kasparov.
The Nobility of the Human Spirit and the Power of Freedom
May 18 – May 20, 2009
More than 30 speakers from across the globe shared powerful testimonies on human rights at the first Oslo Freedom Forum, with an emphasis on the importance of literature in advancing the cause of freedom. Participants included Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, Czech playwright and politician Václav Havel, Kurdish rights advocate Leyla Zana, and Tibetan former political prisoner Palden Gyatso