Program

Employee Ownership Conference

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

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
8:00–5:00
Registration Open
8:00–10:30
Buffet Continental Breakfast
8:00–7:00
Exhibits Open
8:15–9:00
Orientation

Orientation for new attendees

9:00–10:15
Concurrent Sessions 1

Thirteen to fourteen simultaneous breakout sessions on topics within our five conference tracks

10:30–11:45
Concurrent Sessions 2

Thirteen to fourteen simultaneous breakout sessions on topics within our five conference tracks

12:00–1:30
Welcome Luncheon, Excellence in Ownership Awards, Opening General Session

Announcement of the Excellence in Ownership Award Winners/Sponsored by TEOCO
The State of Empoloyee Ownership: Loren Rodgers, NCEO

1:45–4:45
Continuous Afternoon Coffee
1:45–3:00
Concurrent Sessions 3

Thirteen to fourteen simultaneous breakout sessions on topics within our five conference tracks

3:00–3:30
Afternoon Food and Beverage Break
3:30–4:45
Concurrent Sessions 4

Thirteen to fourteen simultaneous breakout sessions on topics within our five conference tracks

5:00–7:00
Opening Cocktail Reception

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

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, Video Presentation & Keynote Panel

Winners from the Power of Employee Ownership Video Contest
Keynote Panel: David vs.Goliath: Employee Ownership as a Competitive Advantage When Your Company is Not a Corporate Giant

10:15–11:00
Concurrent Sessions 5 : Compact Sessions

Thirteen to fourteen simultaneous 45 minute focused topic breakout sessions on topics within our five conference tracks

11:15–12:00
Concurrent Sessions 6 : Compact Sessions

Thirteen to fourteen simultaneous 45 minute focused topic breakout sessions on topics within our five conference tracks

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
1:30–2:45
Concurrent Sessions 7

Thirteen to fourteen simultaneous breakout sessions on topics within our five conference tracks

2:45–3:15
Afternoon Food and Beverage Break
3:15–4:30
Concurrent Sessions 8

Thirteen to fourteen simultaneous breakout sessions on topics within our five conference tracks

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 organized NCEO optional outing, TBA

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
9:15–10:30
Concurrent Sessions 9

Thirteen to fourteen simultaneous breakout sessions on topics within our five conference tracks

10:45–12:00
Concurrent Sessions 10

Thirteen to fourteen simultaneous breakout sessions on topics within our five conference tracks

12:00
Conference Adjourns

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