Speaking Information

The Fall ESOP Forum is a place for the employee ownership community to share the latest and greatest updates and best practices in employee ownership. Share your knowledge with the larger ESOP community onsite and online. Speaking applications are now closed.

Attendees came up to me to take care of me—they wanted to answer my questions. I was amazed to be in an environment like that. —Forum Attendee

Forum Submission Guidelines

The 2022 Fall ESOP Forum theme is Own it! Employee ownership works even better when owners believe it.

CommunitySubmissions that include employee-owners or partner with other community members are preferred. Max two speakers per session.
CreativityFresh takes and new angles on ESOP topics using engagement techniques/tools and inventive program design.
EngagementSessions work best when attendees can contribute. Special attention will be paid to submissions that design opportunities for interaction at regular intervals.
Session FormatsPrevious formats include traditional lectures, interviews, workshops, and roundtables. New and inventive formats are appreciated.
SubstanceForum sessions are educational, not promotional.
ToolsProvide attendees with the tools to take your expertise back to their ESOPs.

In-Person, Online, or Both!

You may choose to present onsite in St. Louis, online from wherever you are, or take advantage of the opportunity from the best of both worlds.

Session Tracks:

2021's Most Popular Academic Sessions:

  1. Reviewing ESOP Valuations: Best Practices for Plan Sponsors, Trustees, & Employee-Owners
  2. Forecasting ESOP Repurchase Obligations
  3. Benefit Levels and Planning for the ESOP Repurchase Obligation
  4. ESOP Financing Considerations During Turbulent Times
  5. Best Practices for ESOP Company Cash and Investment Accounts

Attendee Demographics & Statistics

2021 Fall Forum Highlights

Top Industries Represented: Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services; Manufacturing; Construction; Finance & Insurance

765 Attendees
in 2021

Breakout Sessions

45+ Breakout Sessions
in 2021

Speaking Applications Are Now Closed

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