Events by EOP

Throughout the year, the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program hosts a variety of events to highlight strategies, policies, and ideas that help low- and moderate-income Americans connect to and thrive in a changing economy. Scroll down to explore these events in greater detail and click here to receive advance notice about upcoming events. Some of our multi-part discussion series include…



In 2013, the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program launched Working in America, an ongoing discussion series that highlights an array of critical employment and job quality issues affecting low and moderate-income American workers. This series brings to the forefront relevant ideas and policies that can work to improve the economy and jobs. These conversations feature a diverse set of voices and perspectives, including those of high-profile worker advocates, philanthropists, labor leaders, academics, and business leaders.  Click here to learn more about Working in America.



Low-wage jobs are a growing part of the US economy. From March 2012 to February 2013, Reinventing Low-Wage Work explored issues specific to industry sectors that employ large numbers of low-wage workers, including the restaurant, long-term care, retail, residential construction, and domestic work industries.  Click here to learn more about Reinventing Low Wage Work.