The 2018 Oslo Freedom Forum marks the 10th anniversary of a unique gathering where the world’s bravest human rights activists meet creative entrepreneurs, intrepid reporters, cutting-edge technologists, influential policymakers, generous philanthropists, and bold artists, united by their commitment to making today’s world more peaceful, prosperous, and free.
Oslo Business Region is organising a by invitation social mixer on Tuesday May 29th from 17:00 – 18:30 in partnership with Oslo Freedom Forum and SoCentral. This is a networking opportunity between startups and investors from the Norwegian and international community. Want to join?
Each year, the Oslo Freedom Forum 28-30 May brings together human rights activists with leaders from business, policy, technology, media, and philanthropy in Norway to discuss how to make the world more peaceful, prosperous, and free.
The Tech Lab will include presentations and workshops from companies such as Google Jigsaw, Twitter, Accenture, Yubico, and Wikipedia as well as blockchain pioneers like ConsenSys, Blockstack, Bancor, Orchid, Tezos, and MakerDAO.
The 2018 speakers include Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide; Telenor CEO Sigve Brekke; Egyptian activist, former Google employee, and investor Wael Ghonim; Ukrainian parliamentarian and anti-corruption advocate Svlitlana Zalishchuk; the man behind Iraq’s remarkable “Mosul Eye” blog, Omar Mohamed; Buzzfeed’s China bureau chief and social surveillance expert Megha Rajagopalan; futurist and TV host Jason Silva; Sudanese musician Emmanuel Jal; Afghan female robotics team leader Fatemah Qaderyan; and MAPS founder and drug policy reformer Rick Doblin.
Learn about the full program here.
Oslo Freedom Forum will take place at Sentralen and Det Norske Teatret, and will also feature art, music, live performances, interactive exhibits, and a full-day technology program.
OFF18 includes presentations and partnerships with many of Norway’s leading institutions, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, City of Oslo, Oslo Business Region, Telenor, the Kavli Trust, Fritt Ord, Innovation Norway, Amnesty Norge, Nordic Impact, Civita, PLAN, and the Nobel Peace Center.