The five key purposes of this year are:
To establish a space for leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world to gather in an intimate community where they are given the opportunity and information necessary to make a direct impact on human rights advocacy
To provide a setting for gripping talks from inspiring and energizing speakers
To create an incubating network that encourages the cross- pollination of ideas that can help put an end to today’s most serious human rights violations
To build a platform for extraordinary human rights defenders with limited previous exposure to gain increased visibility and effectiveness
To open an educational window into the promotion of human rights
Somehow, someway this group of dissidents and human rights activists ended up in the same hotel with Medvedev and his sharpshooters...