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Employment and Jobs

Employee Ownership Ideas Forum 2023

About this event

Join us as we imagine what widespread, inclusive, employee ownership could mean for the country and rebuilding the American Dream. Please note that if you plan to attend virtually and wish to participate both days, you will need to register separately for each day.

Day 1 -Wednesday, June 14, 9 am – 5 pm ET

Link to Day 1 Agenda

Day 2 – Thursday, June 15, 8:15 am – 5:45 pm ET

Link to Day 2 Agenda

The Employee Ownership Ideas Forum will bring together leading policymakers, practitioners, experts, and the media for a robust discussion on how we can grow employee ownership for the shared benefit of American workers and businesses. This free, two-day in-person and virtual convening, in Washington, DC is co-hosted by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program and the Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing at Rutgers University.

Over the course of the event, we will:

  • Hear what the latest research shows about the benefits of employee ownership for workers, businesses and communities
  • Talk with employee-owned companies about their successes and challenges
  • Consider the potential for recent legislation to support forms of employee ownership and discuss ideas for building on that momentum, and
  • Explore new ideas about how the government, private sector and philanthropy can support employee ownership

Link to Speakers Bios


I’m excited to #talkownership at this year’s #EmployeeOwnership Ideas Forum, hosted by @AspenJobQuality and @RU_SMLR. Join me June 14 online and June 15 at the @AspenInstitute.

Learn More

The  Employee Ownership Ideas Forum is made possible through the generous support of the Beyster Foundation for Enterprise Development, the J. Robert Beyster Endowment at Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, Prudential Financial, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The purpose of  the Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing at Rutgers is to study the various models that have emerged and will emerge of employee ownership shares and profit shares in the corporation and society of the United States and around the world. The Economic Opportunities Program at the Aspen Institute advances strategies, policies and ideas to help low- and moderate-income people thrive in a changing economy. We recognize that race, gender and place intersect with and intensify the challenge of economic inequality, and we address these dynamics by advancing an inclusive vision of economic justice. For over 25 years, EOP has focused on expanding individuals’ opportunities to connect to quality work, start businesses and build economic stability that provides the freedom to pursue opportunity.

Event information
Wed Jun 14, 2023 - Thu Jun 15, 2023
Capitol Visitors Center DAY 1
The Aspen Institute DAY 2