About FOTD

Our Vision

Together, as a community of leaders, we are driven by the unwavering belief that it is our collective responsibility to foster inclusive societies and organizational cultures that empower every individual to flourish.

We are resolute in our conviction that we hold the power to create significant and transformative change in underestimated communities throughout the Americas.

Each year, we bring our unwavering belief and unwavering commitment to a new city, ignited a ripple effect of positive impact.

Board Of Advisors

Maria Velasquez

Radiante Strategy

Ivan Barron, Ph. D.

PREA Foundation

Diana A. Buenaños Mena

Calec Abogados

Thomas P. Dakich

Quantum Corridor

Lynette Rawlings, PhD

The Policy Academies

Gabriela Oliveria


Jacques M. Jean


The Team

Cordell Carter, Esq.


Yesenia Leudo

Community Manager

Andrea Gomez

Program Associate Consultant

Ava Wettrick

Website Master

Staff And Volunteers

Leonardo Correia

Veronica Rodriguez Viveros

Carol Simões da Silva

Lucas Xavier Ferreira

Marina Nascimento

Liseth Maria Martinez Cuesta

Leonardo Vieira de Oliveira

Our Esteemed Supporters

Each of these organizations is committed to fostering a sense of belonging within their communities; creating an inclusive workplace culture that values and respects all individuals, regardless of their background or identity.

Through our partnership, we hope to continue to cultivate and celebrate our humanity, while creating international unity and impact. 

FOTD 2025 Themes

History & Culture

Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Colombian traditions and lifestyles.

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Media & The Arts

Navigate the intersections of commerce and media in today’s interconnected world.

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Entrepreneurship & Creative Economies

Allow your ideas to take root and flourish by entering dynamic, enriching spaces.

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Philanthropic Sector & Impact

Address pressing social and environmental issues through resources and capital allocation.

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Tech & Society

Delve into the interplay between Technology, AI and society, and the transformative potential it holds.

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Next Stop, Medellin

The 4th Annual Festival of the Diaspora is heading to the City of Eternal Spring in Medellin, Colombia. After breaking attendance records in Rio de Janeiro during February 2024, we are expecting the largest festival in our 4 year history in Medellin!

Whether you’ve attended before or are a first-time festival-goer, we invite you to register today and experience the joy and diversity of our diasporic community.