2018 Oslo Freedom Forum in New York

New York, NY September 17, 2018

On September 17, 2018, some of the world’s bravest activists and dissidents will come to New York to meet with leaders from technology, business, fashion, philanthropy, music, and art at the 2018 Oslo Freedom Forum in New York.

At New York City’s historic Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, you can hear powerful talks, participate in workshops with world-class thinkers, watch performances by dissident artists, explore an interactive expo of creative brands on the forefront of sustainable change, and meet a community of people dedicated to making the world more peaceful, prosperous, and free. Watch this short trailer from our 2017 OFF in New York to get a feel for the event. 

The forum will take place on Monday, September 17, from 9:00am to 5:00pm EST. Confirmed speakers for the 2018 OFF in New York include Russian democracy advocate Garry Kasparov, New York Knicks basketball player and Turkish activist Enes Kanter, North Korean defector Yeonmi Park, Venezuelan opposition leader Antonio Ledezma, Vietnamese pop star Mai Khoi, Zimbabwean civil rights activist and pastor Evan Mawarire, captain of Afghanistan's all-female robotics team Fatemah Qaderyan, Tiananmen Square survivor Fang Zheng, Togolese blogger Farida Nabourema, South Sudanese hip-hop artist and former child soldier Emmanuel Jal, and PTSD researcher Rick Doblin.

Programming will also include an interactive expo, themed working lunches, networking breaks, musical performances, and more.

The Oslo Freedom Forum conference series is produced by the Human Rights Foundation (HRF), a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that promotes and protects human rights globally, with a focus on closed societies.

Attendance at OFF in New York is by registration only. To pay and register now, please click this link. If you have not previously attended an Oslo Freedom Forum, please click the button below to apply to attend the event.

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