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Date: May 4th, 5th, 6th
Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica




The BLISS Summit is a leading event that gathers prominent leaders and visionaries from around the world in Costa Rica to tackle the pressing issue of democracy. In its third edition in 2025, BLISS transcends traditional dialogue by fostering real commitment and actionable solutions to the challenges facing liberty, freedom, and the rule of law across Latin America.

As a beacon against the global rise of authoritarianism and populism, BLISS brings together a diverse network of stakeholders—from boardrooms to grassroots organizations—united by a shared commitment to creating positive change. Through collaborative discussions and investments in transformative initiatives, BLISS aims to drive progress and growth across the region.

More than just a summit, BLISS is a movement dedicated to nurturing a Latin America where entrepreneurship, freedom, sustainability, and education can thrive. Join us in crafting a brighter future for our region by weaving together the threads of innovation and tradition. Together, we can build a resilient and prosperous Latin America.


Experience the power of action. Join us at BLISS Summit 2025.

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Founded in 2016 under the visionary leadership of Dr. Alvaro Salas Castro and led by CEO Mimi Boyer, the Democracy Lab Foundation (Demo Lab) has pioneered the creation of the BLISS Summit. Serving as an innovative citizen participation laboratory, Demo Lab is deeply committed to advancing citizen engagement. Through extensive research, Demo Lab addresses the erosion of trust in democracy across Costa Rica and Latin America, implementing on-the-ground programs spanning education, capacity building, and research.

The BLISS Summit, stemming from Demo Lab's mission to foster dialogue, has emerged as a transformative platform dedicated to defending democracy and catalyzing positive change in Latin America. More than a mere event, BLISS serves as a deliberate convergence of brilliant minds, uniting stakeholders from diverse backgrounds including family offices, business leaders, activists, philanthropists, academics, and artists. This intentional gathering fosters a collaborative spirit, transcending traditional boundaries and facilitating a rich exchange of ideas.

At its core, BLISS aims to harness the collective wisdom and influence of its participants to drive tangible change across Latin America. Over the past three years, BLISS has nurtured a vibrant community where individuals and organizations alike are inspired to contribute even more, year upon year.
Please meet some of the organizations who have joined us on our journey to create a more prosperous and free Latin America:


Dr. Alvaro
Salas Castro

Bliss Founder 


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BLISS Summit values the integrity and impact of our gatherings, ensuring that each participant contributes meaningfully to our shared goals of advancing democracy and fostering positive change in Latin America. To maintain the quality of engagement and collaboration, BLISS operates as an invite-only event. This approach allows us to curate a diverse, inclusive and influential group of attendees who can actively contribute to the depth and breadth of discussions and initiatives. We appreciate your understanding of this policy as we strive to create an environment conducive to meaningful dialogue and action. If you are interested in joining us, we welcome you to apply for consideration.

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