Events & Convenings

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.

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AEO Legislative Update Briefing - 2nd Quarter

April 25, 2024


Please join the AEO Policy team as we discuss legislation and policy updates in the Administration and on the Hill.

Regional Councils Summit

Regional Councils Summit: Leveraging Regionalism to Empower Small Businesses

May 2, 2024

National Press Club

529 14th St, NW, 13th Floor,
Washington, DC 20045

Join AEO for our “Leveraging Regionalism to Empower Small Businesses” summit where we will explore strategies for fostering small business growth within diverse regional contexts.

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AEO President & CEO Welcome Reception

May 2, 2024

JW Marriott

1331 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20004, Ballroom Salon D

Please join AEO’s board of directors and team members for a reception welcoming our new president and CEO, Natalie Madeira Cofield.