AEO sponsors or co-sponsors several events each year. Some are roundtables with a small group focused on a particular topic, and some are large national multi-day conferences with several hundred attendees from across the country. All have a singular goal: to help underserved entrepreneurs to expand their businesses and make a positive impact on their families, communities, and the national economy.

(Re)route: Reconnecting the Ecosystem

May 1-3, 2023

Detroit, MI

AEO’s 2023 National Conference, (Re)route: Reconnecting the Ecosystem, is a rally point for small business advocates, microlenders, and small business owners to propose practical and policy solutions that can catalyze tangible progress toward economic inclusion for all.


Impact 30

July 20th, 2022

Washington D.C.

On July 20th, the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) celebrated 30 years of impact as pioneers in the small business economy, at our 30th Anniversary Symposium + Gala at the historic National African American Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.