Communications Policy Research Latin America (CPR LATAM) is a cross-disciplinary academic network of research centers which seeks to advance knowledge on the social, economic and political impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the Americas.
CPR LATAM promotes the exchange of best practices and ideas around ICT policy in the region, examines specific cases of public-private partnerships for digital inclusion, and educates key stakeholders about the importance of investing in the modernization of ICT networks for sustainable development.
In 2017, more than 150 telecommunications experts from around the world gathered in Cartagena, Colombia to discuss the impact of new technologies and ICT policies on socio-economic development in Latin America.
The CPR LATAM Conference is held annually. In previous years, the conference has been held in cities including Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Brasilia, Lima, Valparaíso, Oaxaca, Cancún, and most recently, Cartagena.
The 2018 conference will be bring together academic experts, and public and private sector leaders from across Latin America at the Meliá Marina Varadero Hotel in Varadero, Cuba on June 14-15, 2018, as part of the annual CLT, to discuss key issues facing the development of the digital ecosystems in the region as its host country Cuba embarks on an ICT transformation.