2011 Annual Employee Ownership Conference

Downtown Denver

Home to the Rocky Mountains, the Broncos and a multitude of arts and culture contained in this “mile-high” city, Denver, Colo., will host the 11th annual Employee Ownership Conference on April 13–15, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. Co-organized by the Beyster Institute and the National Center for Employee Ownership, this conference promises to bring yet another exceptional experience for participants wishing to engage, explore and expand their knowledge of employee ownership.

Conference participants are guaranteed to take away valuable and innovative learning opportunities throughout the three-day conference from strategic learning tracks. In the “ESOP Basics” track, attendees can select among the introductory sessions presented on ESOP feasibility, stock valuation, legal issues, taxation, financing strategies, plan design, and more. For those seeking more advanced ESOP information, the “ESOP Advanced: Beyond the Basics” session provide more strategized information on legislative and regulatory updates, S corporation issues, creative transaction structures and other advanced information from leading experts in the field. Successfully implementing basic equity sharing methods for employees and addressing issues in the design, structure and operation of a company can be found in the “Equity Compensation” track. Gain insight, improve leadership intelligence and explore ways to transform your company with the skills and ideas presented during the “Leadership and Corporate Governance” track. The “Communications and Culture” track will provide the necessary information and philosophy to empower and engage employees toward a more productive and positive working environment.

This year’s conference will feature pre-conference sessions that are aimed to provide informative and stimulating topic sessions that early attendees can benefit from. Conference participants are further given an opportunity to gain one-on-one sessions with leading experts to answer specific questions about their new or established company. Roundtable discussions organized during the luncheon on the second day will also provide attendees a multitude of focus areas to learn and share challenges and experiences in the development and management of leading a successful employee-owned company.

The three-day conference will provide not only excellent sessions and highlighted events, but conference registrants also can take the opportunity to re-connect, meet, and network with peers during the Wednesday and Thursday evening receptions.

At the end of each day, plan ahead to explore the vast array of entertainment possibilities that Denver has to offer. Schedule the weekend with exciting cultural, historical, sport and leisure activities that abound in this city with its majestic mountainous backdrop. The 2011 Employee Ownership Conference invites you as enterprising individuals who are new or veterans to employee ownership to participate, engage and share your ownership spirit.

For more information or to register, visit www.nceo.org/conference / www.rady.ucsd.edu/beyster or call 510-208-1300­/858-826-6002­.