WEXFO 2022

Live at Lillehammer, Norway

30.–31.05 2022

2022 program launched

Nobel Laureates, worldwide organisations and brave voices meet at the World Expression Forum in Lillehammer on 30 and 31 May.  The program is ready. "When the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, Irene Khan, begins the conference, her review of the world...

WEXFO aims to ensure and empower global free expression based on high level guidance, best practice and high-quality analysis. WEXFO will be a common arena for those with a firm belief in freedom of expression as a prerequisite for global sustainable development. Our ambition is that WEXFO will be as important for the development of freedom of expression as the World Economic Forum is for the development of world economics.

Speakers

Speakers launched!

Freedom of speech is more important than ever. War and growing authoritarian tendencies, new technologies and cancel culture affect the status of free speech in different ways. Over two days in May, the World Expression Forum (WEXFO) will gather some of the brightest...
Public meeting

Invitation to Public Meeting on Freedom of Expression

Three Nobel Laureates, local youth and musicians of international class are on stage when newcomers World Expression Forum and Music in Innlandet, in collaboration with the Norwegian Literature Festival and GD, invite to a public meeting on freedom of expression in...
Utøya

Join us at Utøya

We invite you to join us at Utøya Sunday, May 29. 22. July 2011 Utøya became the scene of the worst terrorist attack in Norwegian history. A far-right terrorist attacked AUF's summer camp, and many were killed. Today Utøya is an open, accessible and inclusive arena...
Dmitry Muratov

Dmitry Muratov coming to WEXFO

The Nobel laureates, and representatives for the laureates of the important awards for freedom of expression, Prix Voltaire, and the Golden Pen Award, will all be among the speakers at the first WEXFO Congress. In addition to Maria Ressa (PH) confirming her...
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Maria Ressa

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa confirmed to WEXFO

This year's winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Maria Ressa, will be one of the speakers at the first World Expression Forum.  Maria Ressa is the co-founder, CEO, and executive editor of Rappler.com, an online news organization in the Philippines. Ressa has been honoured...
WEXFO poster

Main themes for the 2022 WEXFO conference

The aim of the World Expression Forum conference is to provide participants and listeners, including audiences online, with tools and ideas on how to promote freedom of expression. This will be pursued through the exploration of four main themes. The conference will...

Green light for the project Youth’s Participation in Society

We are happy to announce that World Expression Forum has been granted a donation of 3 million NOK from the Savings Bank Foundation DNB (Sparebankstiftelsen DNB). This means that our project, Youth’s Participation in Society, will be realised. We highly appreciate that...

In an age of dictators and trolls – strategies to promote and defend Freedom of Expression

Managing director Kristenn Einarsson about the need of World Expression Forum.

Meet WEXFOs program committee

Meet the commitee that will set the agenda for WEXFO 2022.

Our congress hotel

The event will take place at Lillehammer hotel, the largest meeting point in the region.

Public meeting

Invitation to Public Meeting on Freedom of Expression

Three Nobel Laureates, local youth and musicians of international class are on stage when newcomers World Expression Forum and Music in Innlandet, in collaboration with the Norwegian Literature Festival and GD, invite to a public meeting on freedom of expression in...
Utøya

Join us at Utøya

We invite you to join us at Utøya Sunday, May 29. 22. July 2011 Utøya became the scene of the worst terrorist attack in Norwegian history. A far-right terrorist attacked AUF's summer camp, and many were killed. Today Utøya is an open, accessible and inclusive arena...
Dmitry Muratov

Dmitry Muratov coming to WEXFO

The Nobel laureates, and representatives for the laureates of the important awards for freedom of expression, Prix Voltaire, and the Golden Pen Award, will all be among the speakers at the first WEXFO Congress. In addition to Maria Ressa (PH) confirming her...
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Maria Ressa

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa confirmed to WEXFO

This year's winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Maria Ressa, will be one of the speakers at the first World Expression Forum.  Maria Ressa is the co-founder, CEO, and executive editor of Rappler.com, an online news organization in the Philippines. Ressa has been honoured...
WEXFO poster

Main themes for the 2022 WEXFO conference

The aim of the World Expression Forum conference is to provide participants and listeners, including audiences online, with tools and ideas on how to promote freedom of expression. This will be pursued through the exploration of four main themes. The conference will...

Green light for the project Youth’s Participation in Society

We are happy to announce that World Expression Forum has been granted a donation of 3 million NOK from the Savings Bank Foundation DNB (Sparebankstiftelsen DNB). This means that our project, Youth’s Participation in Society, will be realised. We highly appreciate that...

In an age of dictators and trolls – strategies to promote and defend Freedom of Expression

Managing director Kristenn Einarsson about the need of World Expression Forum.

Meet WEXFOs program committee

Meet the commitee that will set the agenda for WEXFO 2022.

Our congress hotel

The event will take place at Lillehammer hotel, the largest meeting point in the region.

Get your congress pass today

Get your full conference pass to a Very Early Bird price.

Utøya

Join us at Utøya

We invite you to join us at Utøya Sunday, May 29. 22. July 2011 Utøya became the scene of the worst terrorist attack in Norwegian history. A far-right terrorist attacked AUF's summer camp, and many were killed. Today Utøya is an open, accessible and inclusive arena...
Dmitry Muratov

Dmitry Muratov coming to WEXFO

The Nobel laureates, and representatives for the laureates of the important awards for freedom of expression, Prix Voltaire, and the Golden Pen Award, will all be among the speakers at the first WEXFO Congress. In addition to Maria Ressa (PH) confirming her...
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Maria Ressa

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa confirmed to WEXFO

This year's winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Maria Ressa, will be one of the speakers at the first World Expression Forum.  Maria Ressa is the co-founder, CEO, and executive editor of Rappler.com, an online news organization in the Philippines. Ressa has been honoured...
WEXFO poster

Main themes for the 2022 WEXFO conference

The aim of the World Expression Forum conference is to provide participants and listeners, including audiences online, with tools and ideas on how to promote freedom of expression. This will be pursued through the exploration of four main themes. The conference will...

Green light for the project Youth’s Participation in Society

We are happy to announce that World Expression Forum has been granted a donation of 3 million NOK from the Savings Bank Foundation DNB (Sparebankstiftelsen DNB). This means that our project, Youth’s Participation in Society, will be realised. We highly appreciate that...

In an age of dictators and trolls – strategies to promote and defend Freedom of Expression

Managing director Kristenn Einarsson about the need of World Expression Forum.

Meet WEXFOs program committee

Meet the commitee that will set the agenda for WEXFO 2022.

Our congress hotel

The event will take place at Lillehammer hotel, the largest meeting point in the region.

Get your congress pass today

Get your full conference pass to a Very Early Bird price.

Who are we(xfo)?

– To me, Freedom of expression means the right to self-expression on your own terms, says WEXFO board member Celina Jerman Bright-Taylor. 

Digital and live conference in Lillehammer, Norway

We invite you to join us in shaping this significant event

As of now, we have 64 shareholders who have bought 89 shares. The shareholders are:

Aller, Norwegian media; Amedia, Norwegian media; Aschehoug, Norwegian Publisher; Associazione Italiana Editori (AIE). Italian Publishers Association; Association of Norwegian Theatres and Orchestras; Bonnier Books, Swedish publisher; Bonnier forlag, Norwegian Publisher; Börsenverein, German Association of booksellers and publishers; Cappelen Damm, Norwegian Publisher; C.H Beck Verlag, German Publisher; Civita, think tank; Creo –   the union for arts and culture; Egmont, media; Eum Publishing House, South Korea; FEP- Federation of European Publishers; Forlagshuset Vest, Norwegian Publisher; Forlagsfinans A/S, Norwegian Publisher; GAU (Groep Algemene Uitgevers), Netherland Publishers Association; Grafil, Norwegian organisation for visual communication; Gudbrandsdølen Dagningen AS, Norwegian newspaper; Gyldendal, Norwegian Publisher; Hamar Arbeiderblad, Norwegian newspaper; Kagge, Norwegian Publisher; Lillehammer kultur; Mimeta, give people access to free artistic expressions; Must as, Norwegian Society of Composers and Lyricists; Nordstedts, Swedish publisher; Norwegian Actors’ Equity Association; Norwegian Booksellers Association; Norwegian Filmmakers’ AssociationNorwegian Library Association; Norwegian Media Businesses’ Association; Norwegian Publishers Association; Norwegian Specialized Press Association; NTB – The Norwegian News Agency; Odd Reidar Øie; The Council for Music Organisations in Norway; The International Publishers Association (IPA); The Nansen Humanistic Academy (Nansenskolen); The national organization for photographers and camera based artists; The Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Association; The Norwegian Festival of Literature; PEN, Norway; Polaris, Norwegian media; Samlaget, Norwegian Publisher; Sahoipyoung, publisher South-Korea; Schibsted Norwegian Media; Syndicat national de l’édition, French Publishers Association; Swedish Publishers Association; The Lillehammer Museums; The Norwegian Press Association; The Norwegian Society of Authors; The Publishers Association, UK; The Riksmaalsociety ― the Society for the Preservation of Traditional Standard Norwegian; Torleif Dahls Kulturbibliotek; TU- Medier i Sverige, Swedish Media Publishers’ Association; TV 2, Broadcasting; TV 2 school; Vigmostad og Bjørke, Norwegian Publisher; Writers’ Guild of Norway; WAN-ifra World Association of News Publishers.

We invite you to subscribe to shares in WEXFO (you are welcome to buy more than one!).

Please contact us if you want to buy share(s), or for any further information.

We all carry a responsibility to make sure that the right to Freedom of Expression is upheld. Freedom of Expression comes with both rights and responsibilities. This is a constant investment in the democratic fabric of our societies.

Laila Bokhari, Academic, diplomat and politician, and member of WEXFOs program committe.

Lillehammer – our conference city

The World Expression Forum will take place annually in Lillehammer, Norway, from May 2022. Norway ranks highly on Freedom of Expression indexes. The town of Lillehammer is a UNESCO City of Literature, an ICORN city of refuge for artists at risk and host of the biggest literature festival in Scandinavia. The city, the region (Innlandet) and the country are committed to supporting freedom of expression around the world.