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2023 Learning Conference

Save the Date for GEO's 2023 Learning Conference from May 22 - 23, 2023 in Washington, DC.

Event Details

The 2023 Learning Conference is designed to expose participants to cutting-edge practices in equity-informed, community-driven grantmaking while giving them the knowledge and tools to apply learning in all aspects of their work. The conference will offer a range of perspectives and new ideas to go beyond the basics and support grantmakers in engaging in more intentional learning practices both inside and outside of their organizations.

Start: Monday, May 22, 9:00 AM Eastern

End: Tuesday, May 23, 3:00 PM Eastern

The 2023 Learning Conference will held at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC.

Registration opens in early 2023!

Request for Proposals

GEO’s 2023 Learning Conference will center the theme of courageous unlearning.

Philanthropy continues to be in a time of racial reckoning. A time of reflection and examination of the roots of our grantmaking practices and our capital, and a time of unlearning what our field has traditionally accepted as business as usual. This is a time to be courageous in naming our role in upholding the status quo and in creating barriers to the change we seek. Philanthropy can and must do better – and learning and reflection are critical tools to that journey.

In the 2023 Learning Conference, we aim to offer a range of perspectives and ideas about learning and evaluation. We welcome presenters from a variety of roles and perspectives to support an expansive view of what the tools of learning can achieve.

We invite grantmakers and other practitioners to submit a session proposal for breakout sessions using this online form by October 21, 2022.

If you have any questions throughout the proposal process, please reach out to

Conference Planning Process

Interested in GEO's conference planning process?

Cassie Maxwell, events assistant, GEO


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