ESOP Association’s 41st Annual Conference + 27th Annual Awards Ceremony

What happens when you invest in your strengths? You make a great thing even better.

Over the past few years, we’ve dedicated ourselves to doing just that: Maintaining the best of our favorite Annual Conference traditions—like the Awards Banquet, the Annual Awards for Communications Excellence (AACE) program, and the Night Tour of the Monuments—while improving the number and quality of educational and networking experiences.

What’s on tap for this year? Here’s a quick look:


We will offer a two-day track of programming for Boards of Directors of ESOP companies. This is a great opportunity for outside directors to learn more about ESOPs, and for inside directors to learn more about best practices in governance.


Many attendees make time while in DC to visit their elected officials in Congress. If you can come a day early, reach out to your Chapter leaders, who often set aside the afternoon prior to the conference for such visits and may be able to join you.


We are expanding our peer-to-peer networking sessions, adding roundtables on ESOP Committees, Health and Wellness, and Safety. And, we'll bring back the CEO, CFO, and CHR roundtables we had in the past. Many people tell me they attend the Annual Conference because of these sessions; now there will be even more reasons to attend!


We are continuing the Chapter Showcase program, giving plenty of opportunities to highlight the great programs offered at all 18 of our chapters.