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Conference Schedule


 AEO is proud to host the SBA Micro Loan Program Training as a pre-conference event from 9:00am on May 4 through 12:00 pm on May 5. Stay tuned for more details. 

Additional pre-conference events coming soon.


We will kick off this year’s conference with our Main Stage session, entitled Small Businesses Strengthening Local Economies: What Resilience Looks Like, at 3:00pm on Tuesday, May 5, 2020.

The Conference will close at noon on May 7, 2020 with a Main Stage segment entitled, The Colors of Philanthropy.

Agenda At-a-Glance

Resilient: Small Businesses Strengthening Local Economies will feature a wide range of speakers with diverse expertise in helping local businesses to launch, develop, and grow. AEO conference attendees are accustomed to meeting and networking with grantmakers at AEO’s conferences, but 2020 will mark the largest showcase of funders ever at a single AEO conference. Attendees will have an opportunity to connect  with leaders representing private foundations, corporate philanthropy, as well as impact investors. Our conference will offer thought-provoking, action-oriented content for every attendee. Check out the highlights section below to learn about the different types of sessions and themes that are in development. 

Conference Highlights

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