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Apply to Be a Social Media Ambassador at the Inequality and Opportunity Summit

February 5, 2018  • Arica Van Boxtel

Key Points

  • The Aspen Institute is looking for social media ambassadors to attend our 2018 Summit on Inequality and Opportunity on March 8, 2018.

The Aspen Institute is looking for social media ambassadors to attend the Institute’s Summit on Inequality and Opportunity in Washington, DC on March 8, 2018.

Understanding systemic inequality is critical to being an effective change-maker and policy advocate. As the workforce and technology rapidly change, there is continued need for meaningful dialogue around increasing access and unlocking opportunity for all Americans to build a better life. At the Aspen Institute’s Summit on Inequality and Opportunity, policymakers, civic leaders, social entrepreneurs, and more will meet to discuss the widening opportunity gap in the US and exchange ideas to catalyze action.

As a social media ambassador, you will share opinions, observations, and exclusive previews with your social audience using the hashtag #AspenOpportunity. You will get free entrance, priority seating, and opportunities for behind-the-scenes access to engage with speakers and attendees.

The Summit will feature speakers such as Alondra Nelson, Amanda Ripley, Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis, Antwan Wilson, and more.

Being a social media ambassador is a great opportunity to share the key messages of the day with a larger audience and to foster meaningful dialogue about inequality in online spaces. The ideal ambassador will:

  • Have a large following on one or multiple social media platforms
  • Possess a strong passion for addressing inequality and creating positive change
  • Demonstrate a keen eye for creative digital storytelling

If you would like to be a social media ambassador on behalf of an organization, please specify in your application. Please note, transportation and lodging are not provided by the Aspen Institute.

You can apply now to be a social media ambassador by filling out the form below. Applications are due by 11:59 PM EDT on Monday, February 20. [UPDATE: The application deadline has been extended to 5 pm on Friday, February 23. If selected, you will be notified the week of February 25th with further details.]

Following the Aspen Institute on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram is not required, but highly recommended.

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Check out the 2017 Summit and stay tuned for updates about this year’s agenda and speakers. Questions? Email Arica VanBoxtel at