Meetings

More than 10,000 people attend ESOP Association National and Chapter events each year. Great content, great networking—great events!

Employee Owned 2019

Experience employee ownership in an entirely new way. Exciting new keynote speakers, a new educational and networking experience exclusively for chief executives, the best technical content, a re-imagined ESOP Show and Innovation stage for exhibitors, a new pre-conference workshop for those considering an ESOP, and more.
Nov. 13
Special Event

Opening Reception and Networking Event

Grab your badge and get a drink with fellow attendees while reconnecting with contacts and making some new friends. This specially designed event will even feature “breakout” rooms for a variety of groups, including Millennials, Women in ESOPs, and Professionals.  It’s the perfect way to make new contacts and connections right from the beginning.

 

Nov. 14
Opening Keynote Address

Sekou Andrews

Be ready to be awakened by a high powered and transformational experience in our opening session with the world’s leading poetic voice, Sekou Andrews.  With performances to audiences ranging from President Obama in Oprah Winfrey’s backyard to the world’s biggest and most important companies, Sekou delivers.  This will be an event you won't want to miss!

 

Nov. 14-15
Exclusive Content

Chief Executive Series

Our new Chief Executive Series creates a forum where you can build a network of peers to consult not only during the conference but well into the future. Attend up to 14 exclusive sessions—including round table discussions with your peers, and special interactive learning events with our three main keynote speakers.

Nov. 14-15
More Than a Trade Show

ESOP Show and Innovation Stage

A re-imagined experience, the ESOP Show now includes a full-production presentation stage where members of the employee ownership community will present the best of their ideas, live-streamed nationally. Surrounded by seating and comfortable meeting spaces where you can reconnect with advisers, grab some coffee , or simply recharge your phone while listening to the speakers, this space will become the city center of the conference. 

Choosing Your Conference

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 and see for yourself.

Or see the matrix below to learn more about our suite of events. 

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Employee Owned 2019
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Executives

Employees

Providers

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Culture

Technical

National Conference
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Executives

Employees

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Content:

Culture

Technical

CEO Leadership Program
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Executives

Content:

Culture

Employee Owner Retreat
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Employees

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Culture

ESOP Professionals' Forum
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Technical

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National Conferences

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ESOP Professionals' Forum

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. 
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CEO Leadership Program

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 an invaluable network of ESOP leaders with whom you can communicate through special events and channels long after the program ends.  
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Employee Owner Retreat

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. 
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National Conference

This conference is the premiere event for ESOP culture, communication and advocacy. Come learn from the best communicators in the employee ownership community—award winning companies in the AACE (Annual Award for Communication Excellence) competition. Get great insights on interacting with your elected officials, and put them to immediate use with your fellow members by visiting Capitol Hill as a group. Throw in award-winning keynote speakers, the chance to network with (and learn from) your peers in other ESOP companies, and fun activities in the evening, and you have an experience you just can't miss.   
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The ESOP Association Media Policy for Meetings and Events

The ESOP Association conducts more than 180 chapter and national meetings each year for the purpose of educating our members and potential members. At these meetings, attendees may discuss potentially sensitive corporate information either within sessions or in impromptu conversations outside of sessions.  

These interactions are fundamental to achieving The Association’s mission; to ensure these conversations are not negatively affected, ESOP Association meetings are private events and The Association does not offer press passes or permit members of the media to attend.