WEXFO 2024

Live at Lillehammer

27-28 May

Charlie Hebdo editor participates in World Expression Forum 2024

Editor-in-chief Gérard Biard of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which was targeted in a terrorist attack in 2015, will be attending the freedom of expression conference in Lillehammer in May.

High-profile speakers ready for WEXFO 2024

World Expression Forum is pleased to announce over 20 of the speakers at our conference in Lillehammer 27-28 May. Several are among the most sought-after experts in their respective fields.

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Narges Mohammadi’s family contributes to WEXFO 2024

The 2023 Nobel Peace Prize winner Narges Mohammadi’s husband is coming to World Expression Forum in Lillehammer in May with their children Kiana and Ali Rahmani.

New WEXFO Youth project with Nansen Academy

WEXFO Nansen Academy Dialogue Seminar will focus on dialogue as a tool in conflict situations and aims to make participants even more equipped in their own work. Our experience is that by using dialogue as a method and establishing safe spaces for expression, more people will dare to express themselves, even on difficult topics. This is especially useful in situations that are perceived as locked.

Together for “Leseløft Lillehammer”

The schools, kindergartens and library of Lillehammer Kommune are collaborating with World Expression Forum and the Norwegian Festival of Literature to increase reading skills and the joy of reading among children in Lillehammer. Recently, we met to share experiences and insights and further plan our research-based, coordinated and long-term work for a reading boost for children.

World Expression Forum launches new youth project

WEXFO More Young Voices will be a group exchange program organized by WEXFO together with the partner organizations Polish Youth Council, European Youth Press, and Börsenverein, in collaboration with Utøya AS.

New colleagues on the WEXFO team

World Expression Forum is pleased to have Hilde Fauskerud Hansen, Andreas Gjone and Julia Dietze join the team in important roles in our organisation. Hilde is our Project Manager for WEXFO Youth: – I am fortunate to be able to work with something as important as...

WEXFO-SEMINAR I BRUSSEL OM YTRINGSFRIHET FOR UNGDOM

23.februar inviterte World Expression Forum (WEXFO) til seminar i Brussel om ytringsfrihet, demokrati og unges deltakelse i det offentlige rom. WEXFO er en årlig internasjonal kongress og møteplass i Lillehammer som samler aktører fra hele verden som jobber med...

Early Bird Offer: Save NOK 500

Take advantage of our special offer to participate at World Expression Forum 2023.
Order before 6th of March and get the Early Bird Ticket for only NOK 5.450 (Original price NOK 5.950)

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...

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Narges Mohammadi’s family contributes to WEXFO 2024

The 2023 Nobel Peace Prize winner Narges Mohammadi’s husband is coming to World Expression Forum in Lillehammer in May with their children Kiana and Ali Rahmani.

New WEXFO Youth project with Nansen Academy

WEXFO Nansen Academy Dialogue Seminar will focus on dialogue as a tool in conflict situations and aims to make participants even more equipped in their own work. Our experience is that by using dialogue as a method and establishing safe spaces for expression, more people will dare to express themselves, even on difficult topics. This is especially useful in situations that are perceived as locked.

Together for “Leseløft Lillehammer”

The schools, kindergartens and library of Lillehammer Kommune are collaborating with World Expression Forum and the Norwegian Festival of Literature to increase reading skills and the joy of reading among children in Lillehammer. Recently, we met to share experiences and insights and further plan our research-based, coordinated and long-term work for a reading boost for children.

World Expression Forum launches new youth project

WEXFO More Young Voices will be a group exchange program organized by WEXFO together with the partner organizations Polish Youth Council, European Youth Press, and Börsenverein, in collaboration with Utøya AS.

New colleagues on the WEXFO team

World Expression Forum is pleased to have Hilde Fauskerud Hansen, Andreas Gjone and Julia Dietze join the team in important roles in our organisation. Hilde is our Project Manager for WEXFO Youth: – I am fortunate to be able to work with something as important as...

WEXFO-SEMINAR I BRUSSEL OM YTRINGSFRIHET FOR UNGDOM

23.februar inviterte World Expression Forum (WEXFO) til seminar i Brussel om ytringsfrihet, demokrati og unges deltakelse i det offentlige rom. WEXFO er en årlig internasjonal kongress og møteplass i Lillehammer som samler aktører fra hele verden som jobber med...

Early Bird Offer: Save NOK 500

Take advantage of our special offer to participate at World Expression Forum 2023.
Order before 6th of March and get the Early Bird Ticket for only NOK 5.450 (Original price NOK 5.950)

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 in 2023 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 for...

New WEXFO Youth project with Nansen Academy

WEXFO Nansen Academy Dialogue Seminar will focus on dialogue as a tool in conflict situations and aims to make participants even more equipped in their own work. Our experience is that by using dialogue as a method and establishing safe spaces for expression, more people will dare to express themselves, even on difficult topics. This is especially useful in situations that are perceived as locked.

Together for “Leseløft Lillehammer”

The schools, kindergartens and library of Lillehammer Kommune are collaborating with World Expression Forum and the Norwegian Festival of Literature to increase reading skills and the joy of reading among children in Lillehammer. Recently, we met to share experiences and insights and further plan our research-based, coordinated and long-term work for a reading boost for children.

World Expression Forum launches new youth project

WEXFO More Young Voices will be a group exchange program organized by WEXFO together with the partner organizations Polish Youth Council, European Youth Press, and Börsenverein, in collaboration with Utøya AS.

New colleagues on the WEXFO team

World Expression Forum is pleased to have Hilde Fauskerud Hansen, Andreas Gjone and Julia Dietze join the team in important roles in our organisation. Hilde is our Project Manager for WEXFO Youth: – I am fortunate to be able to work with something as important as...

WEXFO-SEMINAR I BRUSSEL OM YTRINGSFRIHET FOR UNGDOM

23.februar inviterte World Expression Forum (WEXFO) til seminar i Brussel om ytringsfrihet, demokrati og unges deltakelse i det offentlige rom. WEXFO er en årlig internasjonal kongress og møteplass i Lillehammer som samler aktører fra hele verden som jobber med...

Early Bird Offer: Save NOK 500

Take advantage of our special offer to participate at World Expression Forum 2023.
Order before 6th of March and get the Early Bird Ticket for only NOK 5.450 (Original price NOK 5.950)

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 in 2023 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 for...
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...

“World Expression Forum is the most interesting place to be for everyone who is interested in freedom of expression”

Anette Trettebergstuen 
Former Minister of Culture and Equality

Upcoming events

WEXFO 2024

Live at Lillehammer, Norway

27-28 May 2024

WEXFO UTØYA YOUNG EXPERTS

Live at Lillehammer and Utøya, Norway

24-29 May 2024

WEXFO MORE YOUNG VOICES

Live at Lillehammer and Utøya, Norway

24-31 May 2024

WEXFO YOUTH VOICES

Live at Lillehammer, Norway

27-28 May 2024

WEXFO YOUTH NETWORK CONFERENCE

Live at Lillehammer, Norway

29 May 2024

Vision: World Expression Forum will empower and defend the freedom of expression as an absolute precondition for democracy and human progress.

Mission: World Expression Forum unites defenders of freedom of expression in a strong and active global community. As a catalyst for change, we aspire to give new generations the power, freedom, and safety to express themselves.

Who are we(xfo)?

“To me, freedom of expression means the right to self-expression on your own terms” – WEXFO board member Celina Jerman Bright-Taylor

Our shareholders

Advokatfirmaet Thallaug, Aller, Amedia, ARK, Aschehoug, Association of American Publishers (AAP), Associazione Italiana Editori (AIE), Bokhandlerforeningen, Bonnier Books, Bonnier forlag, Börsenverein, Brazilian Book Chamber, Cappelen Damm, Childpress, Civita, Creo, C.H Beck Verlag, De norske bokklubbene, Den norske forleggerforening, Egmont, Eum Publishing House, European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF), Fagpressen, FEP – Federation of European Publishers, Filmforbundet, Finnish Publishers Association, Forbundet frie fotografer, Forfatterforbundet, Forlagshuset Vest, Forlagsfinans, Groep Algemene Uitgevers (GAU), Grafill, Gudbrandsdølen Dagningen, Gyldendal, Hamar Arbeiderblad, Human Rights Foundation, International Publishers Association, Kagge, Lillehammer kommune, Lillehammer kultur, Mediebedriftenes landsforening, Mimeta, Must, Nansenskolen, NOPA, Norli, Norsk bibliotekforening, Norske dramatikeres forbund, Norsk faglitterær forfatter- og oversetterforening, Norsk Litteraturfestival, Norsk musikkråd, Norsk PEN, Norsk presseforbund, Norsk skuespillerforbund, Norsk teater- og orkesterforening, Norstedts, Norwegian Helsinki Committee, NTB, Odd Øie, Piratförlaget, Publishers Association UK, Riksmålsforbundet, Sahoipyoung, Samlaget, Schibsted News Media, Stiftelsen Lillehammer museum, Stiftelsen Tinius, Svenska Förläggareföreningen, Syndicat national de l'édition, Tidningsutgivarna, Torleif Dahls kulturbibliotek, TV 2, TV 2 Skole, Vigmostad og Bjørke, WAN-IFRA

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, politician, and member of the WEXFO program committe.

Lillehammer – our conference city

WEXFO takes place annually in Lillehammer, Norway, in May/June. Norway is one of the countries in the world with the highest degree of freedom of expression, according to Freedom of expression index (Our World in Data). Lillehammer is a UNESCO City of Literature, an ICORN city of refuge for artists at risk, and is the host of the biggest literature festival in Scandinavia. Both the city, the region (Innlandet) and Norway as a country are committed to supporting freedom of expression around the world.