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Information for 8th World Congress Attendees

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Airport Transfers with SuperShuttle

SuperShuttle is offering World Congress attendees a discounted rate for transportation between the airport and the Diplomat Resort.

Use the code V4YU3 when you book your transportation with SuperShuttle from either Miami-Dade International Airport, or Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

  • 10 % discount for one-way transportation.
  • 20 % discount for round-trip transportation.

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You’re invited to beautiful Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, for the largest-ever World Congress for Religious Freedom.

Join hundreds of academics, religious freedom advocates, public officials, attorneys, and religious leaders from around the globe for the 8th World Religious Liberty Congress.

Discounts for Congress Attendees

Just show your World Congress attendee badge and you’ll be entitled to a 20 percent discount at all Diplomat Beach Resort food and beverage outlets (excluding Diplomat Prime), as well as all spa services and golf fees. Or explore the local Hollywood-Ft. Lauderdale area. Click the button below to see the many discounts at local restaurants, stores, and tourist services you can receive by showing your World Congress attendee badge.

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World Congress Program

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Who will be presenting?

Our line-up of plenary speakers for the 8th World Congress for Religious Freedom together represent an extraordinary breadth of experience and expertise in the field of religious freedom and peace-making. These internationally renowned scholars, public officials, religious leaders, and advocates come from a broad range of faith traditions and represent some 20 different nationalities.

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Why should I attend?

Hear internationally renowned speakers and experts, and choose from a broad range of breakout groups available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French. (Translation in these languages will also be provided for plenary sessions.)

Engage with an issue that has become increasingly urgent within today’s geopolitical landscape: Religious Freedom and the Hope for Peaceful Co-existence.

Make valuable contacts within the international religious freedom community.

Experience the superb beachside location of one of the Ft. Lauderdale area’s premier resorts, the Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton


Know before you go


August 21, 2017—Arrival and registration

August 22-24, 2017—8th World Congress for Religious Freedom


Online registration opens September 1, 2016, at

Discounted early registration is US$255 per person

After March 1, 2017, registration is US$300 per person


Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood
Curio Collection by Hilton, Hollywood, Florida, United States
(10 miles from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport)

Specially discounted daily room rates starting from $US 129 for single or double occupancy.

Why not stay on?

Discounted accommodation rates are available from August 16 to August 29, subject to room availability.

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