Registration for the Forum 2000 Conference Is Now Open

Observers who wish to participate at this year’s Forum 2000 Conference entitled “Democracy and the Rule of Law” can register as of August 1, 2011. The 15th annual conference, which takes place in Prague, October 9-11, 2011, will focus on the relationship between democracy and the rule of law. The conference will examine the functioning and limits of the rule of law and also look at the role of corruption, organized crime and number of other current issues. Among the confirmed participants are Joseph Stiglitz, José Ramos-Horta, H.R.H. El Hassan bin Talal, Boris Nemtsov, Gareth Evans and many other distinguished personalities.

The conference is open to the public with over 3,000 observers from the Czech Republic and abroad attending each year. Participation as an observer in the main conference program, which is held at the traditional venue of Žofín Palace is only possible after registering. Other discussions and events taking place at different venues around Prague will be open to the public at large without pre-registration.

Registration of observers continues through September 29, 2011 or until the maximum capacity of the event venue is reached. If you are interested in attending the conference, please send your request to registration(at)

The Forum 2000 Foundation also offers a special category of paid participation as a “premium observer” that goes beyond the ordinary level of observer and provides participants the unique opportunity to meet and network with the global leaders speaking at this year’s conference. More information on how to be a “premium observer” is available here.

You can also watch the conference live on our website as the discussion panels take place in the main halls at Žofín Palace. Links to the online broadcast can be found in the Web TV section. Following the conference, recordings of these discussions and other events will be posted there.

Regularly updated information about the conference, including the list of delegates and a tentative program, can be found here.