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2018 HRFN Global Conference

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Reimagining Human Rights: New Energy for a New Era

On the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a dramatically shifting world order presents profound challenges for the human rights community. With the rise of right-wing governments and the breakdown of democracies and democratic freedoms, activists and funders have recalibrated and refocused in response, experimenting with new strategies and forging unlikely partnerships that are yielding promising results. Grounded in the context of Mexico and the Latin America region, the conference will profile efforts that are succeeding and challenge our community to fundamentally rethink how we make change in these times.

The 2018 Conference will feature:

  • Plenary sessions – organized by HRFN and the Conference Advisory Committee – that advance a set of ideas, engage civil society, and elevate the context of Mexico and the Latin America region
  • Specialized tracks to dig deeper on grantmaking strategy, connect across silos, and discuss critical challenges across issue areas and regions. Conference attendees will be encouraged to sign up for one of four conference tracks, a valuable opportunity to inspire funders with new actions to take forward.

Conference Schedule

  • Monday, October 15 (afternoon): Institute on Participatory Grantmaking & Pre-Conference Meetings
  • Tuesday, October 16 (morning) – Thursday, October 18 (mid-day): Full Conference
  • Thursday, October 18 (afternoon) – Friday, October 19: Community Events

Takeaways from our 2018 Conference are available here.

An archive of key takeaways from recent HRFN conferences is available here.

Our 2018 Conference Evaluation is available here.

When is your next conference?

HRFN’s next conference will take place in September 2020 in New York City. Join our mailing list to make sure you are in the loop.