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