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

Washington Conference on the Americas

Ben Franklin Diplomatic Reception Room at the U.S. State Department. (Image: Mark Finkenstaedt)

Washington Conference on the Americas


For more than 50 years, the Washington Conference on the Americas has been the top meeting on hemispheric affairs, routinely hosting the most senior public officials and private sector representatives for real-time, agenda-setting discussions. Each year, this conference offers an opportunity to hear from the most senior-level officials, while giving participants the chance to engage with business and policy leaders, members of the diplomatic community, and special invited guests from throughout the hemisphere. 

2024 Washington Conference on the Americas

In continuing collaboration with the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, the 54th Washington Conference on the Americas, entitled "Advancing the Business Case for the Americas," was held on May 8th, 2024 at the Organization of American States. A special sponsor-only event took place on May 7 at the U.S. State Department. 


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Program Summaries