Program

Employee Ownership Conference

Denver, CO :: April 4–6, 2017 (preconference on April 3)

Save the Date: April 4–6, 2017

This is our 2016 program. Our 2017 conference will take place in Denver, CO (April 4–6, 2017, with preconference sessions on April 3). Registration for the 2017 conference will open in November, and the program and other details will be posted in December.
Preconference: Monday, April 11
1:00–5:00
Compensation Issues for Privately Held Companies

Requires separate registration. See the preconference page for details.

1:00–5:00
Building a Culture of Ownership in an Employee-Owned Company

Requires separate registration. See the preconference page for details.

1:00–5:15
Corporate Governance at ESOP Companies

Requires separate registration. See the preconference page for details.

4:30–7:15
Main Conference Pre-Events

4:30-6:30 Early On-Site Registration Open Minneapolis Convention Center lobby in front of Ballroom A/B 5:15-7:15 Informal Conference Meet and Greet Happy hour in Prairie Kitchen Bar at the Hyatt Regency Hotel (hotel lobby bar) - open to all conference attendees. Look for the 2016 Employee Ownership Conference Sign and start off the conference right!

Day One: Tuesday, April 12
8:00–5:00
Registration Open

Minneapolis Convention Center lobby in front of Ballroom A/B

8:00–10:30
Morning Break

Break sponsored by Bremer Trust, N.A.

8:00–7:00
Exhibits Open
8:15–9:00
Orientation

Orientation for new attendees

9:00–10:15
Concurrent Sessions 1
9:00–10:15
10:30–11:45
Concurrent Sessions 2
12:00–1:30
Welcome Luncheon, Excellence in Ownership Awards, Opening General Session
1:45–4:45
Continuous Afternoon Coffee

Sponsored by Crowe Horwath

1:45–3:00
Concurrent Sessions 3
3:00–3:30
Afternoon Food and Beverage Break

Sponsored by Menke & Associates, Inc.

3:30–4:45
Concurrent Sessions 4
4:50–5:20
Employee-Owners Big Photograph

We are staging a big photo to include up to 400 employee-owners all in one picture. Come and join the fun, sit together in company groups wearing your company logo items. All participating companies will be given a copy of the photo and will have a chance to win a prize. Thanks to employee-owned Lifetouch Photography for taking the photo and coordinating with us! To be sure to be included, please sign up in advance by emailing Christine at clewis@nceo.org and give her the number of people from your company who will take part in the Big Photo.

5:00–7:00
Opening Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by more than 80 companies and firms
Special thanks to beverage sponsor McDermott, Will & Emery

Day Two: Wednesday, April 13
7:45–5:00
Registration and Exhibits Open
7:45–9:00
Buffet Continental Breakfast
7:45–8:50
Expert Appointments and Roundtable Discussions
7:45–8:45
Expert One-on-One Appointments Group 1
Sign up in advance near registration desk
8:00–8:50
Informal Breakfast Discussion Roundtables
8:50–10:00
General Session: Announcements & Keynote Address
8:50–9:00
General Announcements
10:15–11:00
Concurrent Sessions 5 : Compact Sessions
11:15–12:00
Concurrent Sessions 6 : Compact Sessions
11:15–12:00
12:15–1:15
Lunch with Optional Expert Roundtable Discussions

Over 60 tables will feature discussion topics led by experts. Forty-five tables reserved for your own discussions or casual conversations.

12:15–1:15
ESOP Emerging Leaders Luncheon

Open to attendees 39 years of age and under, or those with 5 years or less of experience in this field. Seating limited, advance registration required.

1:30–4:45
Continuous Afternoon Coffee

Sponsored by Wells Fargo & Co.

1:30–2:45
Concurrent Sessions 7
2:45–3:15
Afternoon Food and Beverage Break
3:15–4:30
Concurrent Sessions 8
4:40–6:00
Expert One-on-One Appointments Group 2

Sign up in advance near the registration desk

6:30
Evening Events

Evening on your own, or attend various events including the NCEO Group attending Twins Baseball Game

Day Three: Thursday, April 14
7:30–10:30
Registration and Exhibits Open
7:30–9:00
Buffet Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by BenefitLinks.com

7:30–8:30
Expert Appointments and Roundtable Discussions
7:45–8:30
Informal Breakfast Discussion Roundtables
8:30–9:00
General Session: Keynote and Announcements
9:15–10:30
Concurrent Sessions 9
10:45–12:00
Concurrent Sessions 10
10:45–12:00
10:45–12:00
12:00
Conference Adjourns

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