Program

Employee Ownership Conference

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

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Preconference: Monday, April 3
1:00–5:00
Is an ESOP Right For Your Company?

Requires separate registration. See the preconference page for details.

1:00–5:00
ESOP Basics for Employee Owners

Requires separate registration. See the preconference page for details.

1:00–5:00
Compensation Strategies for Employee-Owned Companies

Requires separate registration. See the preconference page for details.

1:00–5:00
Employee Engagement and Communication Issues in an Employee-Owned Company

Requires separate registration. See the preconference page for details.

1:00–5:00
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
Sheraton Downtown Denver, Concourse Level, Plaza Foyer, near Plaza Ballroom
5:15–7:15
Informal Conference Meet and Greet
Happy hour, no host bar and snacks sponsored by Menke & Associates, in the Sheraton lobby bar, 15|Fifty. Open to all conference attendees. Look for the 2017 Employee Ownership Conference sign and meet up with some of your fellow attendees.
Day One: Tuesday, April 4
7:45–5:00
Registration Open
8:00–10:30
Buffet Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by KMK Law

8:00–8:45
Orientation

Orientation for new attendees

8:00–7:00
Exhibits Open
9:00–10:15
Concurrent Sessions 1
10:30–11:45
Concurrent Sessions 2
10:30–11:45
10:30–11:45
12:00–1:30
Welcome Luncheon, Excellence in Ownership Awards, Opening General Session
12:40–1:00
1:45–4:45
Continuous Afternoon Coffee

Sponsored by Comstock Advisors LLC

1:45–3:00
Concurrent Sessions 3
3:00–3:30
Afternoon Food and Beverage Break
3:30–4:45
Concurrent Sessions 4
5:00–7:00
Opening Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by over 80 companies and firms
Special thanks to beverage sponsor McDermott, Will & Emery
hors d'oeuvres sponsor, Eide Bailly, LLP
entertainment sponsor, Leevers Supermarkets Inc

Day Two: Wednesday, April 5
7:45–5:00
Registration and Exhibits Open
7:45–9:00
Buffet Continental Breakfast
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 Panel
8:50–8:55
General Announcements
10:15–11:00
Concurrent Sessions 5 : Compact Sessions
11:15–12:00
Concurrent Sessions 6 : Compact Sessions
11:15–12:00
11:15–12:00
11:15–12:00
12:15–1:15
Lunch with Optional Expert Roundtable Discussions

Over 70 tables will feature discussion topics led by experts. At least 60 tables reserved for your own discussions or casual conversations.Diagram of table locations and topics will be provided on-site.
Sponsored by Emplify

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.
Sponsored by Options4Growth

1:30–4:45
Continuous Afternoon Coffee

Sponsored by Crowe Horwath

1:30–2:45
Concurrent Sessions 7
2:45–3:15
Afternoon Food and Beverage Break
3:15–4:30
Concurrent Sessions 8
4:45–5:45
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 NCEO Lucky Strike Bowling Night. Signup information is on the More Reasons to Attend page.

Day Three: Thursday, April 6
7:30–10:30
Registration and Exhibits Open
7:30–9:00
Buffet Continental Breakfast
7:30–8:30
Expert One-on-One Appointments Group 3
7:30–8:30
Informal Breakfast Discussion Roundtables
8:30–9:00
Closing General Session and Announcements
8:30–8:35
Remarks by NCEO Board Chair/Vice Chair
8:35–8:40
Screening: Power of Employee Ownership Video Contest Winner
9:15–10:30
Concurrent Sessions 9
10:45–12:00
Concurrent Sessions 10
10:45–12:00
12:00
Conference Adjourns

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