Call for Speakers

The call for 2021 Fall ESOP Forum Speakers is now open. Share your insights, best practices, and emerging trends with the ESOP community.

We're looking for both virtual and in-person presentations.

The deadline to submit your proposal is June 30, 2021.

About the Fall Forum

The Fall ESOP Forum is a place for the employee ownership community to discuss the latest updates and best practices in employee ownership. Share your knowledge with the larger ESOP community onsite and online.

Keep reading for insight into the types of sessions we're looking for.

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.
— 2020 Forum Attendee

Attendee Demographics
2020 Fall Forum Highlights:
  • 639 Attendees
  • 45+ Breakout Sessions
  • 86% Employee Owners
Top Industries Represented
  1. Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  2. Manufacturing
  3. Construction/Finance & Insurance
Previous Popular Session Topics
2020 Popular Academic Sessions
  1. Essentials for Sustainable ESOPs
  2. Communications Crash Course
  3. Tailoring Your Message to Employee Owners
  4. ESOP Basics: ESOP Distributions
  5. Improving the Ownership Mindset

Forum Submission Guideliness

The 2021 Fall ESOP Forum theme is evolution: how ESOPs have evolved and will continue to transform with this new decade and generation.

Submissions that include employee-owners or partner with other community members are preferred. Max two speakers per session.
Fresh takes and new angles on ESOP topics using engagement techniques/tools and inventive program design.
Sessions work best when attendees can contribute. Special attention will be paid to submissions that design opportunities for interaction at regular intervals.
Session Formats
Previous formats include traditional lecture, interview, workshop, and roundtable. New and inventive formats are appreciated.
Forum sessions are educational, not promotional.
Provide attendees with the tools to take your expertise back to their ESOPs.
ESOP Sustainability & Operations, Governance & Fiduciary Issues, Leadership & Development, People Management & Ownership Culture

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