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In a Nutshell

The Antigua Forum gathers political leaders, entrepreneurs, and experts from around the world to work on projects that find real solutions to real problems.

At each event, 50 participants from up to two dozen countries work in small groups, guided by trained facilitators, to help project owners come up with concrete action plans. There are no lectures, just productive encounters.

I have never before attended a forum where I could honestly say that not one minute of my time was wasted. You can’t afford to not be here.

Declan Ganley, CEO of Rivada Networks

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January 19-22, 2017

The Antigua Forum is a problem-solving event. We combine experienced people, real-world projects, and an effective process to turn game-changing initiatives into concrete action plans.

Got a project or skills that you'd like to bring to the Antigua Forum? Know someone who does?

To ambitiously change the rules of the game … That’s the Antigua Forum!

Ruth Richardson, former minister of finance in New Zealand

This has been the best forum or conference I've ever attended in my life—and I've attended hundreds.

Barbara Oakley, creator of Learning How to Learn, the world's most popular MOOC (massive open online course)


The Antigua Forum takes place in a beautiful and private setting. We gather in a landmark Spanish colonial house in the World Heritage city of Antigua, Guatemala.

You get an understanding of the difference between reformers who want to change the status quo and disruptors who want to create something entirely new. The interaction here between them, each learning from the other, has led to some pretty extraordinary results.

Jeff Sandefer, co-founder Acton School of Business and Acton Academy


Got a project or skills that you'd like to bring to the Antigua Forum? Know someone who does?


The Antigua Forum is a project of Universidad Francisco Marroquín

This project has been made possible thanks to support from the John Templeton Foundation, Global Philanthropic Trust, and the Earhart Foundation.