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Employee Ownership Conference

Minneapolis, MN :: April 21–23, 2020 (preconference on April 20)

Make the Most of Your Conference Experience

  • Meet and Greet Welcome Reception, sponsored by BMO Harris Bank - Monday, April 8
  • Opening Cocktail Reception, hosted by over 100 sponsors - Tuesday, April 9
  • Expert-Led Roundtable Luncheon, sponsored by Prairie Capital Advisors - Wednesday, April 10
  • Emerging Leaders Luncheon, sponsored by Emplify - Wednesday, April 10
  • Women in ESOPs Networking Event,sponsored by Value Management, Inc. - Wednesday, April 10
  • Off-site networking event, Riverboat Cruise down the Alleghany River,sponsored by Morgan Stanley. - Wednesday, April 10
  • Informal opportunities include: afternoon breaks, member networking discussions, and our lounge, sponsored by RSM LLP, located in the exhibit area.

Celebrate Our Community

The Innovations in Employee Ownership Award

sponsored by TEOCO
Innovations in Ownership Award

This award, administered by the NCEO and the Beyster Institute at the Rady School of Business, UC San Diego, recognizes employee-owned companies that have demonstrated a commitment to promoting employee ownership and innovation in their workplaces. Winners will receive one complimentary registration. Application process is now closed. For additional information, contact Dallan Guzinski at

The Power of Employee Ownership Video Contest

sponsored by McDermott Will & Emery

This contest gives employee-owned companies a chance to creatively communicate what employee ownership means to their company, their employee-owners, consumers, and/or community via short videos. The winning videos are screened during the conference. Prizes include one free conference registration! Visit to enter. The submission deadline is March 26, 2019. For additional information, contact Tim Garbinsky at

Learn from the Experts

More than 1800 experts and employee-owners in one spot! Get your questions answered.

  • Expert-one-on-one Appointments: Meet with employee ownership experts and get answers to your specific questions. This is a valuable opportunity not to be missed! Advanced sign up required
  • Exhibitors: Speak directly with vendors and employee ownership experts. The NCEO will host an exhibitor game with a prize drawing, and you can enter various exhibitor-sponsored raffles and prize drawings.
  • Book Sales and Giveaways: In each conference tote bag, attendees will find a complimentary NCEO book created just for this conference which includes sample chapters on a variety of subjects related to employee-ownership, sponsored by First Bankers Trust Services. Additionally, NCEO books will be sold at our book sales table.

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