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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.

The Symposium is central to the Posner Center’s continuing efforts to establish Denver and our Center as a leader, convener and facilitator for global development work.

Evening Reception Thursday, February 21, 2019 (5:00pm – 7:00pm)

Full-Day Symposium  Friday, February 22, 2019 (8:00am – 5:00pm)


Early Bird Registration is now open! Save on the Full-Day Symposium and the Evening Reception and get access to both for just $75.00. Prices increase on January 8, 2019.

Purchase your Symposium 2019 tickets here.

Joining us from out of town? Symposium 2019 lodging is provided by The Source Hotel. Book before January 24 for a terrific discounted room rate. Use the Symposium Group/Promo Code “CORPPOSNER”.


  • Posner Center Community (Tenants and Members);
  • Global development professionals, researchers, innovators, technology experts;
  • Global health, trade and international affairs organizations, academics and professionals;
  • Foundations, donors, and other supporters; and
  • Students.


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.

View the provisional agenda and session topics 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.

Partners, Sponsors and Exhibitors

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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