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FAQ

When does the 2024 application open?

The 2024 application will open later in 2023. To receive an alert for when the application is open, please sign up for our newsletter.

What language will instruction be in?

English. All organization representatives must be fluent in written and spoken English to join the program. Please note, your organization does not have to operate officially in English to join—however your team must as all the instruction will be in English.

Will any portion of instruction be in-person?

No. The 2023 Accelerator will be entirely virtual. Future cohorts may have the opportunity to participate in in-person activities.

What is the time commitment for the program? What are its dates?

The Accelerator’s program runs for six months, roughly 12 hours per week, between May and October 2023, with a reporting period extending into November. This is inclusive of program sessions, mentorship check-ins, and a final Digital Equity Showcase. Certain events, such as pitch preparation days and additional events may add to this number on select weeks.

What is the Digital Equity Showcase?

The Digital Equity Showcase takes place at the end of the Accelerator. It is your opportunity to pitch your organization’s mission, vision and impact to a global network of leaders. Each year, we invite industry leaders across technology, social impact, corporations, global partner organizations and others who are interested in supporting digital equity globally. All Digital Equity Showcase events in 2023 will be virtual.

How else can I get involved?

We have plenty of opportunities to get involved! Start by joining our email list. We will periodically update you with Accelerator news and new opportunities for involvement. You can also send an email to digitalaccelerator@aspeninstitute.org with the headline “Getting Involved.”

How can I become part of the Accelerator faculty?

Please fill out this form, and we’ll follow up with you if your profile aligns with our Faculty needs.