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COA’s Washington Conference on the Americas virtual series brings together presidents, cabinet-level officials, and senior leaders from the public and private sectors.

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Washington Conference on the Americas


2021 Washington Conference on the Americas 

On May 4, 2021, Council of the Americas hosted the 51st Washington Conference on the Americas, our second virtually, entitled, “Democratic, Prosperous, Secure: Restoring a Partnership for Sustainable Growth.”

This was our second virtual Washington Conference on the Americas. Last year, the conference attracted over 420,000 live views from across the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. With the hemisphere facing ongoing challenges, it is now more important than ever to have the opportunity to hear from senior leaders on the critical issues facing our shared region and ways to promote broad-based economic, democratic, and social recovery.

The 2021 Washington Conference on the Americas featured keynote addresses and interviews with senior leaders, interspersed with high-level panel discussions.

We also intend to host a second portion of the conference as a live, in-person keynote luncheon on December 7, 2021, at the U.S. Department of State, pending prevailing public health conditions and local guidelines. As our partner for this endeavor remains the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, the level and quality of speakers that attendees have come to expect remain the same as they have for each previous Washington Conference on the Americas over the past half-century.

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