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Fall 2023 Events: What’s Coming up as the Year Winds Down

October 12, 2023  •

Fall is about more than changing leaves and pumpkin spice; even for those who are done with formal education, there’s a strong pull to gather in classrooms and auditoriums and get to learning. 

Around the Institute, we make the most of that autumn urge, scheduling events large and small throughout the last quarter of the year. Following is a sample of our biggest upcoming opportunities, but remember that our dozens of programs host easy-to-attend virtual events on a near-daily basis. Check our events page to see what’s coming up.

Accelerating Digital Equity Global Summit

October 17 – 19 | Virtual

The world is increasingly relying on digital means to deliver education, healthcare, and employment opportunities. With 3.7 billion people—almost half the world—still offline, it’s time to start breaking down the barriers to full participation. This three-day event, hosted by Aspen Digital, will convene global leaders across philanthropy, technology, government, international development, and social impact to collaborate on ways to close the digital divide in the interest of social and economic justice globally. 

Easterseals Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Convene

October 18 & 19 |  Washington, DC

The Institute’s Project on Belonging has partnered with Easterseals to host an executive learning experience focused on advancing inclusion, diversity, equity, and access for people with disabilities in the workplace. The two-day convening will bring together corporate leaders to share strategies and workshop approaches to creating a culture of belonging. 

Bloomberg CityLab

October 18 – 20 | Washington, DC

The Institute’s longtime collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropies celebrates its 10th year of finding local solutions to global problems. Hundreds of mayors from cities around the world are joined by urban experts, business leaders, city innovators, artists, and activists as they share city-scale solutions in sessions about climate, infrastructure, technology, migration, mental health, and more. 

Aspen Cyber Summit

November 15 |  New York, NY and Virtual

It’s hard to fit the future into a one-day event, but no one does it better than the Aspen Cyber Summit. Each year, leaders from business, government, academia, and civil society gather to discuss urgent cyber issues and drive nonpartisan action to help secure our digital future. The Summit features in-person keynotes, panels, and roundtable lunch discussions, and will be livestreamed around the globe. 

Aspen Security Forum DC

December 7 | Washington, DC

The news-making Aspen Security Forum takes place four days each summer in Aspen, Colorado. Each winter, a one-day event in DC brings together the same caliber of domestic and global leaders, where they join participants to discuss the key national security and foreign policy issues of the day. The compact format—and the location in the nation’s capital—attracts leaders from US and foreign governments, the military, academia, business, and media, both on stage and in the audience.