Reason in Guatemala

  • February 20, 2020 - February 22, 2020
    12:00 pm

Event Phone: (240) 406-9023

Reason will host a three-day conference on Liberty in the Western Hemisphere February 20-22, 2020 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Additional sponsor activities will take place on February 20 and 23.

Join Reason’s David Nott, Katherine Mangu-WardNick GillespieJacob SullumJim Epstein, and Ron Bailey, with special guests:

  • Member of European Parliament Daniel Hannan
  • Drug Policy Alliance Executive Director Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno
  • Director of Brazil’s National School of Public Administration Diogo Costa
  • Libertarian political commentator and author Gloria Álvarez
  • Executive Director of Chile’s Fundación para el Progreso (Foundation for Progress) Axel Kaiser
  • CATO’s Ian Vasquez
  • Reason contributing editor and former Miami Herald foreign correspondent Glenn Garvin

Sponsorship packages for this event are available now! For more information, see Sponorship Opportunties below. For questions or more information about this event, contact “Reason in Guatemala” event director Preston Cornish at preston.cornish@reason.org or (240) 406-9023.

Preliminary Agenda

The event will focus on key hemispheric issues and their impact on individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law. This event will be held in partnership with Universidad Francisco Marroquin. The host hotel for the event is the Hyatt Centric, Guatemala City, a 4.5* hotel located in Guatemala City’s main business district.

NOTE: This program is subject to change. Items denoted with a * indicate inclusions for sponsors only.

Wednesday, February 19

  • Transfers from airport for early arrivals

Thursday, February 20

  • 6:00am-3:00pm, Guided Pacaya Volcano hike* with UFM trustees
  • 11:00am-8pm, Transfers from the airport to the hotel (arranged via Reason; You’ll meet a “Reason in Guatemala” representative in the airport who will direct you to your driver).
  • 4:00pm, Registration Opens
  • 6:00pm, Opening Reception
  • 7:00pm, Opening Dinner
  • 9:30pm, Conversation and More

Friday, February 21

  • 7:30am, Breakfast at hotel
  • 8:30am-11:45am, Morning Sessions at the hotel
    • Economics in Latin America
    • Immigration
    • Socialism & Dictatorships
  • 12:00pm, Lunch at hotel
  • 1:30pm, Buses leave hotel for UFM campus
  • Afternoon tours of UFM’s campus, including guided tour of on-campus museum
  • 6pm, Keynote in UFM auditorium
  • 7pm, Reception
  • 7:45pm, Dinner
    • Welcome and toast to liberty from Gabriel Calzada (UFM)
  • 9:15pm, Buses begin to return to hotel (on a loop until 10:30 pm)

Saturday, February 22

  • 7:30am, Breakfast at hotel
  • 8:30am-11:45am, Morning Sessions at the hotel
    • Venezuela
    • Drug War and Criminal Justice Reform
    • Trade and Economic Development
  • 12:00pm, Liberty in the Western Hemisphere closing lunch at hotel
  • Shuttles to airport throughout the day
  • Afternoon sponsors tour and activities*
  • 6pm, Sponsors Reception*
  • 7pm, Sponsors Dinner*

Sunday, February 23

  • Shuttles/car service throughout the day to the airport.
  • 7:45am, Departure for sponsors trip to Antigua*
    • Tour of UFM’s Casa Popenoe
    • Lunch
    • Guided walking tour and visit to the markets
    • Dinner
    • Shuttle returns to Guatemala City in the evening

Monday, February 24

  • Private transfers to the airport*

Sponsorship Opportunities

All sponsors will receive:

  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor in the program
  • Concierge service before and during your trip to Guatemala, with personalized travel assistance and a customized itinerary to fit your preferences
  • Accommodations in a deluxe junior suite at the Hyatt Centric, Guatemala City
  • Access to the Saturday night sponsors rum-tasting and dinner
  • Sunday trip to Antigua, Guatemala, including a tour of the city and of the historic Casa Popenoe
  • Preferred seating at all “Liberty in the Western Hemisphere” conference meals

Sponsorship packages are available for sale online below. You will receive a confirmation email shortly afterwards with further information about your benefits and trip logistics. If you would like to purchase your sponsorship by phone, please call Reason Foundation Director of Supporter Relations Jennifer Kambara at 310-391-2245. Current Reason Foundation donors will receive additional information about “Reason in Guatemala” by mail in August. If you would like an electronic copy of our “Reason in Guatemala” proposal, please email Preston Cornish at preston.cornish@reason.org.

Details Price Qty
Presenting Sponsorshow details + $150,000.00 (USD)  
Dinner Sponsorshow details + $50,000.00 (USD)  
Gold Sponsorshow details + $25,000.00 (USD)  
Friend of Reasonshow details + $10,000.00 (USD)