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TEA National Conference

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For 47 years the National Conference has been the only advocacy-focused event for the employee ownership community. The National Conference attracts employee owners from all levels, top association volunteer leaders from across the nation, and expert professionals ready to share their experiences.

TEA National Conference 2025 & ESOP Advocacy Day
Washington, DC
May 7-9, 2025

About The Event

Tea National Conference with Speakers Kristol and Begala

Future Dates:

  • May 5-8, 2026

Building World-Class Engagement with Your Customers, Communities, & Employee Owners

The ESOP Association’s National Conference in Washington serves an essential role for our entire community, and your participation is critical to our success.

Who Should Attend?

  • ESOP Executives
  • Sales & Marketing Teams
  • Culture and Communications Committee Members
  • HR Professionals
  • ESOP Professionals
  • Anyone Interacting With Customers and the Public

Elevate Your ESOP Expertise to New Heights

By attending TEA’s National Conference, you’ll seriously boost your knowledge base, learning from the very best ESOP experts. Get up to date on the latest trends and best practices to strengthen performance across all job functions.

Why Attend?

  • Stay Informed: Keep abreast of the latest developments and best practices across five Learning Tracks and dozens of educational sessions, from “ESOP 101” content to the most advanced and complex topics. Gain insights from industry leaders as they share their experiences and expertise in navigating the world of ESOPs. Plus, our Chapter Showcases feature real-life case studies of ESOPs who successfully tackled common yet very challenging problems.
  • Network: Build connections with fellow ESOP enthusiasts and employee owners, fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing.
  • Professional Growth: Enhance your skills through interactive workshops and gain insights to advance your career in the ESOP space, while earning valuable Continuing Education Credits.
  • Celebrate: TEA’s National Conference is also the setting for our annual National Awards celebration, as we honor the ESOP of the Year, the Employee Owner of the Year, and many others making a positive impact in our ESOP community.
  • Advocate: National Conference also coincides with ESOP Advocacy Day. Help protect all ESOPs by meeting your elected representatives and standing up for ESOPs and employee ownership.

Make a Real Difference. Join TEA’s Advocacy Efforts. It’s Easy AND Fun.

Do you care about protecting your ESOP and your personal retirement wealth and security? You can do something about it: Participate in the most consequential gathering of employee owners in our nation’s capital in decades.