March 9-12, 2017 

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Panama City, Panama

Registration now open!

What is HACIA?

HACIA Democracy is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious simulation of the Organization of the American States. Every year since 1995, around 500 high school students from across the Americas come together for a four-day summit to discuss the most pressing social issues in Latin America.

Our conference is fully bilingual, offering 6 committees in Spanish and 8 in English. It is run entirely by Harvard students selected through a competitive application process. Our small committee sizes ensure delegates plenty of opportunity for participation.

If you would like to find out more about our conference page, we encourage you to visit our About page.

  • A delegate speaks at HACIA XX
  • Delegates raise their placards to speak
  • Delegates socialize at our multicultural food event
  • Delegates speak up during an unmoderated caucus

HACIA XXII Essay Contest

Congratulations to the winner of the HACIA XXII Essay Contest, Matilde Bustamante! Please find the winning essay below.   Educación: La Piedra Angular Para El Desarrollo Nicaragua, Haití, Cuba—comúnmente referidos como países del tercer mundo—son países de extrema pobreza y bajos niveles de educación. Para entender la situación de Latinoamérica, su historia debe ser comprendida.Continue Reading

A welcome message from the president

A welcome message from the president

Dear Friends and Faculty of HACIA Democracy, Welcome to Harvard Association Cultivating Inter-American Democracy’s Twenty-Third Summit of the Americas! My name is Sophia Lugo, and I have the honor of serving as this year’s President, alongside the Vice-President Juan Pablo Miramontes. I am currently a third year student at Harvard University, studying History of Science and Neurobiology,Continue Reading

For any questions, contact president@hacia-democracy.org