More than 11,000 people attend ESOP Association meetings every year. Read on to see why our events attract such great crowds! 

Chapter Meetings

The ESOP Association’s 18 chapters offer more than 100 meetings each year. Focusing on local and national issues alike, these are relatively intimate gatherings where networking is easy and sharing ideas is the norm. 

Find out what is happening at your local chapter, or visit our calendar to see all upcoming chapter events arranged by date


National Meetings

Each year The ESOP Association and its affiliate, the Employee Ownership Foundation, present five national conferences with best-in-class content especially suited to key audiences in the ESOP Community.

Can't decide which one to attend? Why choose? They are like veggies--you can't have too many! Don't take our word for it—check out the video below and see for yourself.

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To learn more about these programs, see the matrix below, or simply read on. 


ESOP Professionals' Forum. March, New Orleans, LA 
Join others who provide professional services to ESOP companies—including valuation, legal and tax advice—at this special, interactive event. Compare notes on best practices and the latest legal and regulatory happenings.  

Annual Conference. May, Washington, DC
This the biggest ESOP event focused on workplace culture and ESOP communication, and is the perfect place for employee owners to get tips on educating their peers about their ESOP! Learn from ESOP companies with award winning communication programs, meet your peers at other ESOP businesses, see the sights of D.C., and even stop by the Hill to visit your Congressional representatives. Great programs for executives, fiduciaries, and ESOP board members also await you! 

CEO Leadership Program. July and Nov., Philadelphia, PA
Leaders of ESOP companies tackle the unique challenges of leading in an ownership setting in this in-depth two-week program. Learn from world-class lecturers and develop and invaluable network of ESOP leaders with whom you can communicate through special events and channels long after the program ends. 

Employee Owner Retreat. August, Chicago, IL 
Especially for employee owners, this retreat will help you develop champions for your ESOP throughout your organization. Send up to six people from your company to maximize the learning and the impact of this educational event. 

Las Vegas Conference & Trade Show. Mid-November, Las Vegas, NV
This conference is the premiere event for ESOP executives and service providers, and is the world's largest ESOP conference. Attend and network with other executives or schedule meetings with service providers. Enjoy top-notch content on the financial and legal aspects of running an ESOP, and on ensuring your culture helps you get the most from your ESOP.