Sponsored by TEOCO, of Fairfax, Virginia, The Innovations in Employee Ownership Award, administered by the NCEO and the Beyster Institute at the Rady School of Business, UC San Diego, is designed to recognize employee-owned companies that have demonstrated a commitment to promoting employee ownership and innovation in their workplaces. To be considered for an award, applications must be received by March 2, 2018. Award winners receive one complimentary registration to the conference and are honored at the awards ceremony held at lunch on Wednesday, April 18, during the conference. Additional information about the awards and application and nomination forms are available at www.nceo.org/r/EOAwards or by emailing Dallan Guzinski at email@example.com. The Award winners will be notified by March 20, 2018.
This second annual contest gives employee-owned companies a chance to creatively communicate what employee ownership means to their company, their employee-owners, consumers, and community. See www.nceo.org/r/filmcontest for the details on how to enter, what formats are accepted, length, etc. The winning videos will be screened at the conference, prizes will include a free conference registration for each winning film, and more! To learn more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submission is March 30, 2018.
Informal networking opportunities abound during the conference, but several not-to-miss events are: The Meet and Greet, no-host bar with snacks, sponsored by MB Financial Bank, on Tuesday, April 17, from 5:15-7:15 pm in Imperial A; the Conference Opening Cocktail Reception (hosted by over 80 sponsors, including a special drink sponsored by Swerdlin & Company and hors d'oeuvres sponsored by Krieg DeVault LLP, plus entertainment sponsored by Eureka Casinos on Wednesday, April 18, from 5:15 to 7:30 in the exhibit area; and the Expert-Led Roundtable Luncheon on Thursday, April 19, in the Marquis Ballroom. There are also two afternoon break mingles and two mornings of breakfast discussion roundtables, and an off-site networking event taking place on Thursday April 19, sponsored by RSM (advance signup required; see the sidebar of this page for more information).
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 GreatBanc Trust Company. Additionally, NCEO books will be sold at our book sales table, in the Marquis level Foyer, during the entire conference.