28th Annual Employee Ownership Conference: Keynotes & Registration Information

OwnershipOpportunity28th Annual Employee Ownership Conference
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Akron Fairlawn Hilton

“A Wealth of Opportunity: Employee Ownership Fuels Growth.”

Keynote Speakers:


This year’s keynote speakers will be Karl Warnke, Davey Tree Expert Company, a 100% employee-owned company. Davey Tree is located in Kent, Ohio and has operations in 45 U.S. states and five Canadian provinces. Davey became employee-owned in 1979 and has more than 7,000 employees.



Also speaking this year will be Jordana Barrack, New Belgium Brewing Company, a 100% employee-owned company. New Belgium Brewing is located in Fort Collins, Colorado with 480 employees and has been an ESOP since 2000; the company became 100% employee-owned in January 2013.

Registrations received before April 6, qualify for our early bird rate of $125 ($150 after April 6; $195 at the door). You can find our registration forms and more information on the topics to be presented and pre-conference activities on our conference page.

Rates (per person)

Members of Ohio’s Employee Owned Network*


Register before April 6



Register April 7-18



At the Door



Group Rate (5 or more)



Includes continental breakfast, lunch, coffee break, and closing reception.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received before April 10, 2014 are eligible for a full refund. Cancellations made after April 10, 2014 will be subject to a $30 charge.

*To join Ohio’s Employee Owned Network or receive more information, contact Chris Cooper, ccooper1@kent.edu

If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact Chris Cooper (at 330-672-0338 or ccooper1@kent.edu) or Kelley Fitts (at kfitts@kent.edu or 330-672-0336).

We look forward to seeing you in April!