Dubbed “the Washington Oscars”, the Distinguished Leadership Awards celebrates high-achieving individuals who have contributed to the Atlantic Council’s mission of shaping the global future together.

A message from President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Zelenskyy offers a moving, personal dedication to the heroism of the Ukrainian people under Russian assault.

A special tribute to the people of Ukraine

The Atlantic Council stands with these heroes today and in the days to come.

June 6 – 7, 2022

360/Open Summit

The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab will host their annual flagship event 360/Open Summit on June 6 and 7 in-person in Brussels and online. This year’s theme is “Contested Realities | Connected Futures” and will tackle countering foreign influence, building resilient information environments, and ensuring democratic approaches to a decentralized digital world.

Flagship events

Global Energy Forum

March 28-29, 2022 Dubai, United Arab Emirates The Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum is the premier international gathering of government, industry, and thought leaders to set the energy agenda for the year. The 2022 Forum focused on meeting short-term energy demand while not losing sight of crucial net-zero goals, and examine the geopolitical, energy market, and climate crises shaping the energy system.

Distinguished Leadership Awards

MAY 11, 2022

Each year, the Distinguished Leadership Awards salutes an exemplary group of individuals who have contributed to the Atlantic Council mission of shaping the global future together.

360/StratCom 2021

December 6-8, 2021

On December 6-8, 2021, the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) will host its annual government-to-government forum, 360/StratCom, on the margins of the Biden Administration’s Summit for Democracy.

Africa Creative Industries Summit

Friday, October 15, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

Soft power is the new hard power. While Africa is experiencing an exceptional cultural revolution, there are a myriad of challenges that face the cultural and creative industries on the continent. The Summit features high-level dialogue and critical conversations surrounding the many opportunities, pathways, and challenges of African culture and creative industries.

Global Citizen Awards

SEPTEMBER 19, 2022

The Global Citizen Awards dinner celebrates unique individuals who embody the notion of global citizenship, ranging from heads of state to world-renowned artists.

Internet Generic

360/Open Summit: The world in motion

June 22 – 25, 2021

The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) hosts 360/Open Summit: The World in Motion on June 22-25 online.

EU-US Future Forum

May 5 – 7, 2021 Virtual

The Atlantic Council and the EU Delegation to the US convene leaders and stakeholders in dialogue to develop a new transatlantic agenda and momentum for EU-US cooperation.

Investing in Africa’s Future

FRI, OCT 16, 2020 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

ONLINE CONFERENCE – Investing in Africa’s Future is a premier public forum jointly hosted by the Atlantic Council and the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) to promote US trade and investment in African markets.