Regional Summit of Parliamentarians on Artificial Intelligence and the Latin American Agenda

The Chamber of Deputies of Argentina, with the collaboration of the IGF Parliamentary Track, hosts the First Regional Summit of Parliamentarians: Artificial intelligence and the Latin American Agenda, to be held at the Chamber of Deputies in Buenos Aires City, Argentina, and online, from 13 to 14 June 2024

The Summit encourages regional collaboration, and the exchange of knowledge and best practices related to AI technologies for further decision making. The Summit showcases the role of parliaments and explores concrete actions to consolidate a common regional position on issues related to AI, to create appropriate regulatory frameworks, and to promote responsible innovation, while protecting fundamental rights and values.

Starting with the Regional Summit, the IGF will develop a series of activities dedicated to parliamentarians from the region to have sustained conversations. The IGF plans on hosting a Parliamentary Track alongside the Latin America and the Caribbean IGF to be held in November 2024 in Chile, leading up to the annual IGF taking place from 15 to 19 December 2024 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The concept note can be viewed here.

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Participation and Registration

The Summit is open to all Latin American parliamentarians and expert staff of parliaments, both to those who work in ICT-related committees that deal with the topic of AI and to those who are willing to learn from and participate in discussions around these technologies. Interested participants from all stakeholder groups are also welcome to participate in the Summit. 

To register your participation and attend the Summit, please complete the registration form here

The Summit takes place in the auditorium of the Chamber of Deputies, in Buenos Aires City, Argentina, and online. 


The programme is indicative at this stage and will be shaped further in the lead-up to the Summit.

The Summit takes place in the auditorium of the Chamber of Deputies, in Buenos Aires City, Argentina, and online (UTC-3). In order to participate in the Summit, you need to register via the registration form

Day 1 | 13 June 2024Calendar of Activities
08:00 - 09:00Registration

Welcome Remarks

  • Carol Roach, IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group Chair 
  • Deputy Martin Yeza, National Congress of Argentina 
  • Agustina Ordoñez, Liaision LATAM Parliamentarians and IGF Parliamentary Track

[Panel Discussion 1] AI regulation and legislation

Advances in AI raise a number of ethical, legal and social challenges that require attention from policymakers. Appropriate regulation can help protect individual rights, ensure fairness and transparency in the use of AI, as well as encourage responsible innovation.


  • Deputy Martín Yeza, National Congress of Argentina
  • Deputy Tomás Lagomarsino, National Congress of Chile 
  • Silvana Giudici, National Congress of Argentina
  • Deputy Ibán Garciá del Blanco, Member of the European Parliament and the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
  • Ernesto Fernandez Polcuch, UNESCO representation in Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay


  • Agustina Ordoñez, Investigadora en tecnología, derechos humanos y legislación de la Universidad de Yale y UdeSA
10:45 – 11:15Coffee Break

[Panel Discussion 2] Global AI legislative practices

The exchange of experience and best practices regarding ongoing global AI legislations is essential to promote the responsible and ethical development of AI, protect individual rights and build trust in these emerging technologies.


  • Audace Niyonkuru, IGFMAG member and facilitator of the PNAI, CEO of Digital Umuganda
  • Lucia Velasco, UN Secretary-General's Office of the Envoy on Technology
  • Juan David Gutierrez Rodriguez, Associate Professor at Universidad de los Andes / UNESCO Consultant 
  • Deputy Carlos Javier Zeballos, National Congress of Peru 
  • Deputy Eric Mariano Aedo Jeldres, National Congress of Chile


  • Amador Sanchez Rigo, Ambassador from EU 
12:30 – 14:00Lunch Break

[Panel Discussion 3] AI Socio Economic impact

AI is rapidly transforming the economy and labor market. Parliamentarians must study how these changes affect society in terms of employment, distribution of wealth and access to opportunities. They can implement policies that promote training and job retraining, as well as measures to mitigate possible inequalities.


  • Senator Luciano Cruz-Coke, National Congress of Chile
  • Marina Bericua, Microsoft
  • Daiana Gómez Banegas, Mujeres en Bitcoin
  • Senator Alejandra Lagunes Soto Ruiz, National Congress of Mexico


  • Agustina Brizio, ISOC Argentina
15:15 – 15:45Coffee Break
15:45—17:30[Closed Parliamentary Working Group Day 1]
17:30End of Day 1


Day 2 | 14 June 2024Calendar of Activities

[Panel Discussion 4] AI ethics and human rights

AI raises important ethical questions about democracy, algorithmic bias, discrimination, and liability. Parliamentarians can play a crucial role in promoting ethical standards in the development and deployment of AI systems, as well as ensuring the protection of human rights in an increasingly digitized world.


  • Deputy Gael Yeomans, Former president of the Women and EG Commission and member of the Future Challenges Commission of the Chamber of Deputies, National Congress of Chile
  • Veronica Baracat, UN Women Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Deputy Rodrigo Goñi, National Congress of Uruguay 
  • Diego Garazzi, President of the Intellectual Property Commission of ADEPA


  • Gustavo Borges, Excutive Director of Laboratório de Direitos Humanos e Novas Tecnologia (LabSul)
10:15—10:45Coffee Break

[Panel Discussion 5] AI cybersecurity and privacy

AI also presents challenges in terms of cybersecurity and data privacy. Lawmakers must ensure that clear regulations are in place to protect personal information and prevent the misuse of AI for malicious purposes, such as espionage or data manipulation.


  • Deputy Johana Obando Bonilla, National Congress of Costa Rica
  • Carina Birarda, IGFMAG member, Cybersecurity & Business Continuity Consultant Researcher
  • Martin Mazza, RGM LATAM Herramientas para la Humanidad


  • Sofia Gomez Gonzalez, ISOC Argentina
12.00 – 13:30Lunch Break

[Panel Discussion 6] AI development and legislation

This panel brings together leaders from pioneering AI companies to discuss the complex and evolving legislative landscape governing AI development and deployment. The discussion will highlight emerging regulatory frameworks within Latin America and will provide a comprehensive view of how companies can navigate and adapt to these regulatory frameworks to foster responsible and ethical AI innovation across the region.


  • Deputy Martin Yeza, National Congress of Argentina 
  • Pablo Nieto, ALAI Manager for the Andean region
  • Celina Rodriguez Sammartino, IBM


  • Agustino Fontevecchia, Director digital de Diario Perfil
14:45—15:15Coffee Break
15:15—17:00[Closed Parliamentary Working Group Day 2]
17:00—17:30Presentation of the Final Latin American Agenda Proposal on AI
17:30End of the Summit



Parliamentarians from Latin America are invited to discuss the proposed issues with experts during panel discussions, share their views, explore the questions at hand, and exchange opinions and experience on existing or potential legislative solutions. Working groups are organized among Parliamentarians on each day, following the panel discussions that they have had with experts.

The key messages that emerge from the exchanges, including the final presentation from the workgroups, will be captured as the formal, action-oriented output.

These outputs will be presented at the regional Parliamentary Track alongside the Latin America and Caribbean IGF taking place in November 2024 in Chile and at the annual IGF in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 15 to 19 December 2024. The regional and annual IGF could serve as platforms to hold further multistakeholder consultations of the working group’s output.

Outcome Document and Key Takeaways
Recordings (in Spanish)


Quick Links

Parliamentary Track pages and Output Documents
  • IGF Parliamentary Track main page
  • IGF Parliamentary Track 2024 page
  • IGF Parliamentary Track 2023 page and output document (EN | FR | SP)
  • IGF Parliamentary Track 2022 page and output document (EN | FR | SP)
  • IGF Parliamentary Track 2021pageand output document (EN | FR | SP)
  • IGF Parliamentary Track 2020 page and output document (EN)
  • IGF Message from the meeting of Parliamentarians 2019 (EN)
Toolkit for parliamentarians on key Internet and digital policy issues

Parliamentarians can learn more by using this guide to key digital policy issues and related processes and organizations: Towards a Global Digital Compact. This is a living document and will be updated accordingly. 

Parliamentary Track recordings

Parliamentary Track activities can be viewed here on our IGF YouTube channel.