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The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs | Annual Conference 2023

Early Bird Registration is Officially Open for the ANDE Annual Conference 2023!

For the first time in ANDE history, we are delighted to host our 2023 Annual Conference at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra, Ghana.

Our conference comes at the half-way point to the 2030 target to achieve the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs). The theme, “Accelerating Action: Small Business Solutions and the SDGs,” will focus on key progress to date and what is still needed in small and growing business (SGB) ecosystems to help maximize their contribution to the SDGs over the next seven years, and how ANDE members and other organizations operating in this space can help guide the way. 

This year, ANDE will combine our Annual Conference (September 12-13) alongside our West Africa Regional Conference (September 14). The theme for September 14, “Made in West Africa,” will focus on trends in the West African entrepreneurial ecosystem, highlight ongoing needs, and promote best practices in the development of the region’s SGB sector. 

Mark your calendars for September 12-14, 2023, and register to join us in person for an exciting Annual Conference agenda, featuring: 

            –  Global and regional State of the Sector deep dive
            –  Interactive discussions surrounding the latest in network news and research
            –  Inspiring featured speakers
            –  Dynamic opportunities for cross-sector collaboration and knowledge-sharing
            –  Engaging member-led and curated sessions
            –  Fun speed networking, and much more

Early bird registration is now open and the 15% off discount is available until Friday, April 7, 2023, at midnight U.S. Eastern Time.


Early Bird Prices (USD)
Member rate: $830 (Regular Price $975)
Non-member rate: $1,400 (Regular Price $1,650)

Up to five colleagues from your organization are welcome to attend, so please share!  Also, note that registration is non-refundable, except in cases of emergency.

If you are seeking financial support in the form of a scholarship to attend this year’s Annual Conference, please refrain from registering at this time. We are seeking funding to provide scholarships and will share additional information as it becomes available.

Registration and Information

Sessions Submissions and Sponsorships

We rely on ANDE members to help create an agenda that is timely, meaningful, and engaging. Sessions this year will include workshops, breakouts, micro-talks, and mini roundtables. 

ANDE members are invited to submit up to two session submissions by Friday, April 7, 2023, at midnight U.S. Eastern Time. Due to limited space, not all submissions will be incorporated into the agenda and some admissions may be combined.

Sponsoring the Annual Conference is a great way to build awareness around your work, support members from developing countries, and have a more active role in shaping the conference. See the sponsorship brochure and contact Flora Bracco with any questions.

We are delighted to be bringing our global community together and are looking forward to seeing you in person in September!