2023 Concordia Annual Summit FAQs

Event Information

The 2023 Concordia Annual Summit is taking place from Monday, September 18 - Wednesday, September 20 at the Sheraton New York Times Square (811 Seventh Ave New York, NY 10019).

Concordia's signature event, the Annual Summit offers the largest and most inclusive nonpartisan gathering alongside the UN General Assembly. The Summit convenes presidents, prime ministers, CEOs, nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs, activists, and change makers to address the world's most pressing challenges through the lens of public-private sector collaboration. Programming formats range from panel discussions and one-on-one interviews to smaller roundtables and breakout sessions. Private meetings and receptions support further connection towards positive social impact.

Last year, we welcomed nearly 1,800 attendees, with 59% private sector representation, 23% public sector, and 18% third/nonprofit sector. This year, following a strong recovery from COVID-19, we are expecting around 3,500 attendees over the three days.

Please use the link below to book your room at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel.  This link will allow you to book rooms between September 16th - 22nd at a discounted rate of $485.  Please book your room prior to September 7th to take advantage of this discounted rate.

Booking Website: https://book.passkey.com/e/50608688

(If you need to make reservations outside of the September 16th – 22nd range, please call the hotel directly at +1 212-581-1000 and reference the Concordia Summit.)


You’ll need to register to attend. You can view our pass options and register here. All current Concordia Members should have already received registration instructions from us, but if you have any questions, please contact membership@concordia.net.

There are two main avenues for organizations to get involved.

The first way is by joining Concordia as a Global Patron Member. This is a year-round membership that allows organizations to convene at our year-round events, connect with our global network, and create partnerships that advance objectives. Global Patron Members receive a set of All Access Passes, which provide the highest level of access to the event, including:


  • Exclusive access to the Concordia Connect networking service, supported by a dedicated relationship manager
  • Access to the private Members’ Lounge, including breakfast, lunch, and additional light refreshments
  • Opportunity to host and participate in invitation-only roundtables
  • Priority access to private receptions and dinners hosted alongside the Annual Summit

Global Patron Membership lasts for a full year and costs $20,000. For more information, click here or contact membership@concordia.net.

The second way is by collaborating with Concordia’s programming at the 2023 Annual Summit. By becoming a Programming Partner (reserved for nonprofits and publicly-funded organizations) or Programming Sponsor (reserved for private sector companies), organizations can:


  • Feature their organizational work, priority topic, and/or senior leadership on the Concordia stage, raising a challenge or call to action 
  • Tap into a geographically-diverse community of world leaders, innovators, and experts, gaining access to strategic meetings, networking, and partnership development assistance
  • Obtain tremendous visibility—along with brand and initiative elevation—sharing thought leadership and raising awareness around an issue, project, or solution

Please note, a year-long Global Patron Membership is included as part of this engagement. For more information, contact partnerships@concordia.net.

If you’re not a current Concordia Member, you can purchase an All Access Pass or a General Access Pass here.


An All Access Pass ($2,000) provides the following: 

  • Access to all public programming
  • Entry to the Members' Lounge (including complimentary food and drinks)
  • Exclusive networking opportunities


While a General Access Pass ($800) provides:

  • Access to all public programming
  • Access to the main networking space
  • Light refreshments throughout the duration of the Summit

Members of the press can register here using code GA23-Press. Please note, to collect your press pass onsite, you’ll need to bring with you a valid press credential. For questions, contact media@concordia.net.

You can follow our social media coverage using the hashtag #Concordia23 and the handles @ConcordiaSummit (on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn).

For any issues or questions about signing up, please contact rsvp@concordia.net.

Yes! This year United Airlines will be our 2023 Annual Summit Travel Partner. 

To make flight reservations online please click on the discount code: ZNK8591733. If you are a MileagePlus member this discount code will also enable you to earn miles for your travel. You can call the United Meetings Reservation Desk from Monday – Friday, at 1-800- 426-1122 for booking assistance. Booking fees are waived. International customers may contact their local United Reservation Desk.

Additional Information

Yes! To nominate a speaker, click here.

View our speakers here

Concordia has a room block from September 16-22, 2023 at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. Reservations can be made here: https://book.passkey.com/e/50608688

Concordia is taking steps to lower its carbon footprint and become a more environmentally-sustainable event, so a percentage of ticket revenues will be allocated toward our carbon-reduction and offsetting initiatives. To learn more about Concordia's efforts to make programming sustainable, take a look back at our efforts from last year.

View our programming themes here.

Concordia Members are able to book extra meeting space for groups at an extra cost. For more information, contact connect@concordia.net.

All public sessions from the Summit will be made available on Concordia’s YouTube channel shortly after programming has concluded.

Concordia will have simultaneous interpretation during the following two sessions:


A Conversation with President Erdoğan
Monday, September 18 - 1:45pm ET
(Turkish > English)


A Conversation with President Lasso
Wednesday, September 20 - 2:45pm ET
(Spanish > English)


For those joining us in person, Concordia will issue headsets as guests enter the East Stage. For those watching the livestream, please use the toggle to access live interpretation. Closed captioning will also be provided on the livestream.