San Francisco Freedom Forum

San Francisco, California September 29, 2016

HRF is delighted to bring the Oslo Freedom Forum experience to the Bay Area on September 29, 2016. The second San Francisco Freedom Forum is an opportunity to hear from remarkable individuals who are making our world a more peaceful, prosperous, and free place. To attend, please register here. A full program of events is available here

Bay Area leaders, business pioneers, dissidents, technologists, activists, artists, and journalists will join together for an unforgettable one-day event featuring inspiring stories from around the world. In partnership with Humanity United and the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, the Freedom Forum will feature three sessions of talks from some of the Oslo Freedom Forum's most powerful speakers at San Francisco's Regency Center. Programming will also include live art and performances, as well as an interactive expo that will highlight organizations and products at the intersection of technology and human rights. Topics to be explored include encryption, virtual reality, censorship evasion, and activists using education and information to challenge dictatorships. Following the theater programming, Human Rights Foundation will celebrate its anniversary with a 10 Year Celebration dinner at the Palace Hotel

Speakers at the San Francisco Freedom Forum include Charlie Hebdo journalist Zineb El Rhazoui, Afghan tech entrepreneur Roya Mahboob, author Anjan Sundaram, North Korean defector Hyeonseo Lee, Russian chess champion and pro-democracy advocate Garry Kasparov, international litigator Kimberley Motley, Syrian citizen journalist Abdalaziz Alhamza, Chinese-Canadian actress Anastasia Lin, Cuban democracy activist Rosa María Payá, Nepalese anti-child marriage advocate Rachana Sunar, and Ukrainian anti-corruption advocate Yulia Marushevska.

For information about how to participate in the San Francisco Freedom Forum and HRF’s 10 Year Celebration dinner, please register online or contact with any questions. For updates, please follow @HRF and @OsloFF.

The presenting sponsors of the San Francisco Freedom Forum are Humanity United and the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation

Supporters include Badger BalmBridgewater CandlesDear LeaderHarmless HarvestHarperCollinsHeadspaceHolland & Knight LLPKINDKnopf Doubleday Publishing GroupManhattan PortageMoon JuiceNo Starch PressRaw SpiritSilent PocketUSB Memory Direct, and the Yonsei Center for Human Liberty.