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COA’s Washington Conference on the Americas series 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


2022 Washington Conference on the Americas

In continuing collaboration with the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, the 52nd Washington Conference on the Americas was held as a private luncheon for conference sponsors on May 3 in in the State Department’s reception rooms, followed by a virtual program that was open to the public on May 12. Under the theme, “Building a Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Future,” the conference featured senior U.S. government officials and foreign leaders as the Western Hemisphere looks toward post-pandemic recovery and the June 2022 Ninth Summit of the Americas, the first hosted by the United States in a generation.

2021 Washington Conference on the Americas 

In May 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.” The 51st Washington Conference allowed viewers from around the globe to hear from senior leaders on the critical issues facing our region and ways to promote broad-based economic, democratic, and social recovery. On December 7, Council of the Americas held a second part of the Conference at a private luncheon at the Mexican Cultural Institute. U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana received the Chairman’s Award for Leadership in the Americas, followed by keynote remarks from the President of Guatemala Alejandro Giammattei. You can watch videos of all the 2021 Washington Conference on the Americas keynote addresses, interviews with senior leaders, and panel discussions.

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