Accelerating Digital Equity Global Summit

Investing in Community-Led Solutions for Social Change

On 17-19 October 2023, the 2023 Accelerating Digital Equity Global Summit – organized by the Digital Equity Accelerator, a collaboration between HP Inc and the Aspen Institute – will convene global leaders across philanthropy, technology, government, international development, and social impact to collaborate on ways to close the digital divide in the interest of social and economic justice globally.

All parts of the 2023 Accelerating Digital Equity Global Summit will take place on a fully virtual (online) interactive platform that enables networking and substantive engagement among attendees. All the events are free and open to the public, however advance registration is required.

The virtual Summit is a multi-day convening featuring:

Digital Equity Pitch Fest and Social Innovation Showcase

17 October 2023

Digital Equity Pitch Fest and Social Innovation Showcase (“Pitch Fest and Showcase”) is a global event featuring pitches from 10 nonprofit organizations advancing innovative digital equity solutions in Malaysia, Mexico and South Africa. The featured NGOs are at the forefront of solving some of the world’s most pressing health, employment and educational challenges of our time for marginalized and underrepresented communities.

To mark the culmination of the 2023 Digital Equity Accelerator program, the Pitch Fest and Showcase provides an opportunity to further amplify the innovative work of the 10 Digital Equity Accelerator organizations on a global stage, with hopes to inspire continued global conversations and action to advance digital inclusion efforts.

In the lead up to, and during, the Pitch Fest and Showcase, judges, registered Summit attendees, and the general public will have the opportunity to vote on solutions that resonate with them, awarding an additional $25,000.00 USD to participating organizations to further their digital equity work. Award categories are: Judge’s Choice Award, Social Innovation Award, Best in Pitch Award, People’s Choice Awards (3), and Audience Choice Awards (3). Voting for the People’s Choice Awards will start 1 October – 15 October (click here to vote and learn about the campaign). All winners will be announced on 17 October during the Pitch Fest! Follow the Accelerator social media channels for more info!

Africa, Latin America, and Asia Regional Summits

18-19 October 2023

Three Regional Summits are separate events – one each for Africa, Latin America, and Asia – elevating conversations around digital equity in each region. The Regional Summits feature local leaders at the forefront of social innovation, digital inclusion, and social impact in each region. The Regional Summits will feature innovative panels, fireside chats, interactive subject-specific Roundtables, a virtual happy hour and other networking opportunities.

If you would like to explore potential opportunities to support members of the 2023 Digital Equity Accelerator advance their work, access new funding and build partnerships, please fill out this form ahead of the Global Summit and our team will do our best to facilitate engagement.

Location: Virtual

Dates: October 17, 2023 - October 19, 2023