22nd Annual Vermont Employee Ownership Conference


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The annual VEOC conference is a one-day event bringing together the most dynamic minds from the employee ownership community in shared celebration of broad-based employee ownership.

Keynote Speaker: We are delighted to welcome Melissa Hoover of the Democracy at Work Institute as our keynote speaker. Melissa is DAWI's Director of Special Projects and a Senior Fellow at the Rutgers Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing.

Date: Friday, May 31, 2024

Location: Dudley H. Davis Center, Burlington, Vermont

Overview: The VEOC conference delves into employee ownership with four rounds of workshops on weighing ownership conversion options, fostering cooperation, managing common workplace challenges, and unlocking leadership potential. With 24 sessions to choose from, our conference offers attendees a rich tapestry of workshops, panel discussions, and lecture-style presentations on shared ownership models.


  • Gain invaluable knowledge from industry experts, thought leaders, and pioneers in the field of employee ownership. Learn about the latest trends, best practices, and innovative strategies shaping the landscape of shared ownership.
  • Participate in hands-on workshops designed to equip attendees with practical tools and strategies to enhance employee engagement, productivity, and business sustainability.
  • Connect, collaborate, and forge meaningful relationships with like-minded professionals, fostering a supportive community dedicated to the principles of employee ownership.
  • Hear success stories from companies that have embraced employee ownership models, showcasing the transformational power of shared ownership on organizational culture, profitability, and long-term sustainability.
  • Explore an array of resources, services, and solutions offered by vendors and organizations committed to supporting and advancing the employee ownership movement.

Who Should Attend:

  • Business Owners
  • HR Professionals
  • Entrepreneurs interested in employee participation or sustainable business models
  • Employees of established employee-owned companies
  • Consultants
  • Policymakers
  • Academics, Researchers, and Students
  • Legal and Financial Advisors
  • Anyone passionate about employee ownership and its impact on businesses and communities

Why Attend:

  • Gain practical insights and strategies to implement or enhance employee ownership in your organization.
  • Network with industry experts, thought leaders, and fellow enthusiasts.
  • Discover innovative approaches to nurture growth while preserving core values.
  • Be part of a supportive community dedicated to advancing shared ownership.

Registration Information: Discounts for certain groups and early registration will be available. Stay tuned for registration details in order to secure your spot!

Sponsorship: VEOC sponsors are offered a variety of special benefits related to our annual conference. Do not hesitate to send us an email if your organization would like to inquire about sponsorship opportunities.