- The fourth annual Democracy in the Americas Symposium took place October 15, 2015 -
DITAS is an annual gathering of world dignitaries, multi-national corporate leaders, prominent scholars, students and social innovators who discuss the latest trends in policy, trade, technology, social innovation and economic development to improve democracy in the hemisphere. The conference is sponsored and organized by the Zambrano Foundation, whose vision affirms that democracy is more than a political system; it is a way of life.
Cuban activist Rosa María Payá, New Leaders Council’s Ron Bilbao, SAVE Executive Director Tony Lima and Government Relations specialist Raúl Martinez, Jr., sharing ideas on democracy at the Democracy in the Americas Symposium 2015.
The outstanding panelists touched on issues such as education, media, civic responsibility and the economy, as well as the effects that these have on democracy in the entire region. A large part of the conversation focused on the challenges for the future of democracy in the Americas.
After each panel of the interactive symposium, panelists answered questions from the audience and social media, making the debate more interactive and allowing to discuss current issues such as relations between Cuba and the United States, elections in the Americas, the situation in Venezuela, and social democratic responsibility.
The Zambrano Foundation is a 501c3 non-for profit organization dedicated to promote projects to educate, train and mentor the next generation of leaders of the Americas. The foundation is devoted to bringing together the leaders of the Americas in order to develop, promote and empower innovative social and educational programs where disenfranchised societies can strengthen democracy, economic development and equality. To learn more about the Zambrano Foundation, please visit http://zambranofoundation.org/