Program

Employee Ownership Conference

Atlanta, GA :: April 18–20, 2018 (preconference on April 17)

Preconference: Tuesday, April 17
8:30–12:30
Communication Tips and Tools for ESOP Companies

Requires separate registration. See the preconference page for details.

8:30–12:30
Compensation Issues for Privately Held Companies

Requires separate registration. See the preconference page for details.

1:00–5:00
Corporate Governance at an ESOP Company

Requires separate registration. See the preconference page for details.

1:00–5:00
Is an ESOP Right for You?

Requires separate registration. See the preconference page for details.

1:00–5:00
Engaging Employee Owners to Get the Most Out of An ESOP

Requires separate registration. See the preconference page for details.

4:30–7:30
Main Conference Pre-Events

This will include early registration and an informal meet and greet event, sponsored by MB Financial Bank

Day One: Wednesday, April 18
7:30–6:00
Registration Open
7:45–10:15
Buffet Continental Breakfast

In Exhibit Foyer near Registration, sponsored by Menke & Associates, Inc.

7:45–7:15
Exhibits Open
8:00–8:45
Orientation

Orientation for new attendees

9:00–10:15
Concurrent Sessions 1
9:00–10:15
10:30–11:45
Concurrent Sessions 2
10:30–11:45
11:50–1:30
Opening Luncheon Session
11:50–12:20
Informal Luncheon
1:30–4:30
Continuous Afternoon Coffee

In Exhibit Foyer, sponsored by ComStock Advisors

1:45–2:30
Concurrent Sessions 3 (Compact Sessions)
2:30–3:00
Afternoon Food and Beverage Break

in Exhibit Foyer near Registration

3:00–4:15
Concurrent Sessions 4
4:30–5:15
Concurrent Sessions 5 (Compact Sessions)
5:15–7:30
Opening Cocktail Reception

In Exhibit Foyer, sponsored by over 90 companies and firms. Special thanks to beverage sponsor: Swerdlin & Company; Hors d'oeuvres sponsor: Krieg DeVault LLP; entertainment sponsor: Eureka Casinos & Rising Star Sports Ranch Resort

Day Two: Thursday, April 19
7:30–6:00
Registration and Exhibits Open
7:30–10:00
Buffet Continental Breakfast

In Exhibit Foyer

7:30–8:30
Choice of Expert One-on-One Appointments Group 1 or Breakfast Roundtable Discussions

For Appointment Group 1, Sign up in advance near registration desk, (no registration required for Breakfast Roundtable Discussions)

8:40–10:00
General Session: Announcements & Keynote Panel

Harnessing the Power of Employee Ownership, sponsored by Employee Benefits Law Group

8:40–10:00
Keynote Panel: Harnessing the Power of Employee Ownership!
Sponsored by Employee Benefits Law Group
10:20–11:40
Concurrent Sessions 6
11:50–1:00
Lunch with Optional Expert Roundtable Discussions

Over 70 tables will feature discussion topics led by experts. Additional tables reserved for casual conversations.Diagram of table locations and topics will be provided on-site.

11:50–1:00
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.

1:00–4:15
Continuous Afternoon Coffee

In Exhibit Foyer, sponsored by Crowe Horwath LLP

1:15–1:45
Short Takes on Great Ideas or Campfire Sessions

Attend either a participatory campfire session OR choose one of many great new ideas you can implement

1:15–1:45
Sharing Ideas for Having Fun at Work
Campfire Discussion Session
1:15–1:45
Why Aren't There More ESOP's?
Campfire Discussion Session
1:15–1:45
1:15–1:45
NCEO Tools You Could Be Using
Short Take on a Great Idea
1:15–1:45
Employee Ownership Without ESOPs
Short Take on a Great Idea
1:15–1:45
Using Research on ESOP Acquisitions
Short Take on a Great Idea
1:15–1:45
ESOP Valuation and Tax Reform
Short Take on a Great Idea
2:00–3:15
Concurrent Sessions 7
2:00–3:15
3:15–3:45
Afternoon Food and Beverage Break

In Exhibit Foyer

3:45–5:00
Concurrent Sessions 8
3:45–5:00
3:45–5:00
E2Analyzing the Valuation Issues in Recent ESOP Lawsuits
E2 Cs8 Analyzing the Valuation Issues B Bornino.pdf
5:15–6:15
Expert One-on-One Appointments Group 2

Sign up in advance near the registration desk

6:30
Evening Events

Evening on your own, or join us at the NCEO Atlanta Movie Tour, sponsored by RSM US LLP
Click Here for more information and to register!

Day Three: Friday, April 20
7:30–10:30
Registration and Exhibits Open
7:30–10:00
Buffet Continental Breakfast

In Exhibit Foyer

7:30–8:30
Choice of Expert One-on-One Appointments Group 3 or Breakfast Roundtable Discussions

For Appointment Group 3, sign up in advance near registration desk, (no registration required for Breakfast Roundtable Discussions)

8:45–9:15
Closing General Session: Announcements and Closing Speaker
9:00–9:15
9:30–10:45
Concurrent Sessions 9
11:00–12:15
Concurrent Sessions 10
12:15
Conference Adjourns

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