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23rd Annual Conference event sponsors
23rd Annual Conference event sponsors

GEO's 23rd Annual Conference

27-29 April (In-person), Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

17, 19, 24, 26 May (Virtual)

Welcome to GEO's 23rd Annual Conference, where you are one step closer to joining like-minded individuals for industry-leading education, compelling discussions and networking, delivered to you in the format that best meets your needs with both an in-person and virtual option available.

This April, GEO's Annual Conference is headed to the "windy city" - a city known for its beautiful and diverse architecture, its lakefront and the river that runs through it, its pizza and hotdogs, upscale shops and famous landmarks including the historic Chicago Water Tower, the Wrigley Building skyscraper, and more.

GEO's Annual Conferences are specifically designed with a focus on the hottest issues in global share plans and executive compensation and boasts a world-class keynote line-up and unique breakout sessions delivered by international experts. The 2022 event features a tailored agenda that addresses specific concerns and issues directly affecting GEO’s members, focusing in the areas of long–term incentives, share plan design, accounting, tax, legal, regulatory compliance, plan communications and administration.


COVID-19 Health and Safety (updated 14 March 2022)

The safety of our attendees, employees, speakers, sponsors, and partners remains our highest priority.

GEO is committed to following the health and safety measures in accordance with in-person event guidance provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Illinois, and the City of Chicago. We will continue to work closely with our hotel partner, transportation vendors, and off-site venues to ensure the safety of all our attendees during the event.

Effective 28 February, the City of Chicago has removed the mask and vaccine requirements for certain public spaces. Masks will continue to be required in Chicago Public Schools, health care settings, on public transit, and in other congregate settings. See further information regarding GEO’s health and safety requirements at COVID-19 Safety Acknowledgement.

Attendees to GEO’s 23rd Annual Conference will have the option to present proof of 1) vaccination status or 2) a daily negative COVID-19 test. To support these requirements, GEO has partnered with Clear Pass and Event Medical Services. Unvaccinated, registered attendees are invited to utilize the complimentary, onsite COVID-19 testing offered by Event Medical Services to meet the daily testing requirement. Additionally, these services are available to any attendee who desires a COVID-19 test or requires proof of negative test results to comply with international travel requirements. Further details about the verification process are forthcoming and will be updated here and shared via email communication when available.

We are pleased to offer all our registrants a no-risk cancellation policy should you need to cancel your registration. Otherwise, we look forward to gathering safely with you soon.

Please check back to this page or contact GEO at for all conference-related updates.

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