Employee Ownership Events

A core principal of the Employee Ownership Foundation mission is the promotion of employee ownership throughout the nation. Use this calendar of upcoming events as a one-stop location to find opportunities to meet others interested in employee ownership, learn, network, and become engaged in the employee ownership community.


2020 ESOP Professionals' Forum

New Orleans

February 06-07, 2020
The Westin New Orleans

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The ESOP Professionals' Forum is the only event of its kind: a meeting designed exclusively for high-level professionals who provide technical and legal assistance to ESOP companies. Led by the chairs of The Association’s highly respected technical committees, this program gathers professionals for strategic and complex discussions of the challenges facing ESOPs. Join with peers, share insights, and work to establish best practices.

2020 Winter Conference of the Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter of the ESOP Association

Minneapolis, MN

Double Tree Park Place Hotel

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Join the MN/DK Chapter of the ESOP Association as we bring together employee owners from across the region to discuss ESOPs and network. Get your ticket for our popular round table discussion before space runs out.

Selling to the Employees: A Path for Business Succession

St. Johnsbury, VT

Vermont Employee Ownership Center

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Starting to think about ownership succession for your business? This FREE seminar offers the opportunity to learn about the possibility of selling to the employees! Presented by the Vermont Employee Ownership Center and the Cooperative Fund of New England, attendees will get an overview of the two most common forms of broad-based employee ownership used for ownership succession: Employee Stock Ownership Plans and Worker Cooperatives.

ESCA/Foundation for Private Employee Ownership Leadership Summit

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

February 19-20, 2020
The Ritz Carlton

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ESCA/Foundation for Private Employee Ownership Leadership Summit brings together top executives from S corporation ESOP companies and senior ESOP professionals from around the country. In addition to networking opportunities and topical discussions in the breakout sessions, you won’t want to miss hearing from influential members of Congress about how the policy agenda and the politics of the new Administration could impact your S ESOP business.

New York: Advancing Equity through Employee Ownership Models

New York, NY

Philanthropy New York

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Please join The New York and Regional Asset Funders Network and Philanthropy New York and a panel of municipal and non-profit leaders as we we explore Employee Ownership Models. This program is intended for philanthropic leaders who want to better understand the promise and challenge of employee ownership and community wealth building as well as the levers for philanthropy.

New South Chapter of the ESOP Association - Spring Conference

Chattanooga, TN

February 26-27, 2020
The Chattanoogan Hotel

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Join the New South Chapter of the ESOP Association as we discuss the topics that matter to ESOPs. Network and learn with your local peers.

2020 Spring Conference of the New England Chapter of The ESOP Association

Waltham, MA

Westin Waltham

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Hotel Information: A block of rooms is being held for this event. Room rate: $179/night + tax. Reservation deadline: February 22nd. Call 888.855.7741 to make your reservation. Please request “ESOP MARCH 2020” room rate. Please contact Shelly Dennis, Chapter Administrator, with any questions: sdennis@esopexec.org or 603.667.3837

Leading in An Ownership Setting: The Program for CEOs – The Employee Ownership Foundation

Philadelphia, PA

July 12-17, 2020
University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice

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This unique program helps top executives maximize their ESOPs by fostering employee owner engagement and participation that impacts the company’s bottom line. Occurring in two, one-week intensive sessions, this program offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn with and from other ESOP executives, forming relationships and networks that last long after the program ends. (The program facilitates ongoing networking for program alumni.)