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Thursday, February 21 & Friday, February 22, 2019


The Posner Center Symposium is a gathering of Colorado-based leaders who are committed to improving global development work through collaboration. Symposium 2019 will convene the Posner Center Community, other organizational leaders and experts, our local and global stakeholders, and our partners and supporters, to share knowledge, experiences, and lessons learned to improve global development work and contribute to the evidence base on best practices in collaborative global development.


Tickets are available for both the Opening Evening Reception (Thursday, February 21, 5:00-7:00pm) and the Full Day Symposium Proceedings (Friday, February 22nd 8:00am-5:00pm). Tickets may be purchased as a package or separately.

Purchase your Symposium 2019 tickets here.

Joining us from out of town? Symposium 2019 lodging is provided by The Source Hotel.

Format & Content

This will not be your typical symposium.  We will present new case studies, raw lessons learned, research analysis, and in-depth dialectics in a day-long session with content and meeting protocols that are provocative, engaging, memorable, and innovative.

Learn more about the program and content here.

Advancing Best Practices

In addition to providing a forum for thought leadership & knowledge-sharing at the Symposium, proceedings will also form the basis for the planned Posner Center Best Practices Report. This report will:

  • Advance the evidence base for global development best practices with a unique focus on collaboration;
  • Provide a forum for the Posner Center Community to communicate its work; and be
  • Scaled to a peer-reviewed journal.

2020 and Beyond

The Posner Center plans to progressively grow the Symposium from one day of proceedings that gather primarily Denver-based global development organizations to a multi-day global conference where international thought leaders can present and exchange their views on global development best practices. Year by year themes will shift, but we will maintain an ongoing focus on collaboration.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

We are seeking to establish a variety of sustained organizational relationships that will support and strengthen the Symposium, including donor and technical partners, sponsorships and exhibitors. Explore the opportunities here.




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