In-Person 09-12 August 2021
Virtual 14 Sept-07 Oct 2021
In order to complete your proposal, please consult the following list before starting the process. If you begin the process with all the information below at hand, it should take a maximum of 10-15 minutes to complete your submission. Before you start, please ensure you have the following information:
GEO's Annual Conference will focus on topics relevant to both public and private companies providing share plans to their employees located across the globe. Our multi-track approach will provide attendees a choice of sessions to address issues relevant to their role including strategic issues, administration considerations, and regulatory, tax and compliance matters related to share plans.
To ensure GEO's Annual Conference is an EXPERIENCE attendees won't forget, we need sessions that contemplate the following:
Please note that "sales pitches" of any kind will not be considered; it is not appropriate for service providers to use a GEO conference presentation as an opportunity to openly promote their firm’s services. All presentations must be educational in nature.
The audience at GEO's Annual Conference tends to be both sophisticated and generally knowledgeable about employee share plans. In recent years, the ‘typical’ issuer attendee works in stock plan administration, program design or compliance for their organizations, with most holding senior manager/director (or higher) positions.
GEO is interested in issues and subjects that are relevant and timely for our audiences. When choosing your subject matter, consider the following topics of particular interest to us for presentation at our Nashville Conference:
Selected presentations are not limited to the above topics. Presentations that address the strategic application of equity and executive compensation in the above areas will be given priority in the selection process.
All presentation proposals for the 2021 Annual Conference must be submitted via our online tool.
There is no limit to the number of proposals you or your company may submit. We are taking proposals for both the in-person and virtual events and encourage everyone to submit whether or not the ability to travel is known at this time. GEO will ensure a follow-up on ability to travel and preferred method of presenting (virtual, in-person, or either) at the time of acceptance. A wide variety of submissions are needed to ensure GEO deliver’s industry leading education, so creative and innovative topics and presentation methodologies are appreciated. Please remember, complete and comprehensive proposals are required for consideration and incomplete submissions will not be evaluated. One or two quality submissions, e.g., two confirmed issuer speakers and two provider speakers, have far greater weight than multiple incomplete submissions.
All proposals are carefully considered by GEO’s Speaker Selection Committee, comprised of select members of GEO’s Board of Directors. Committee members evaluate proposals individually before meeting as a committee to make the final selections as a group.
Once final decisions are made, GEO will notify everyone who submitted a proposal of the outcome.
If your proposal is accepted:
GEO reserves the right to retract any offer to present that does not comply with the registration requirements outlined above.
If your proposal is not accepted:
All speakers must be 'paid-in-full' members of the Global Equity Organization. Speakers from issuer firms are able to attend the Conference at no charge. As a not-for-profit organization and in recognition of the business development opportunities inherent in speaking, GEO is unable to extend that courtesy to representatives from provider firms as well.
We appreciate your interest in presenting at GEO's 2021 Annual Conference. If you have questions, please contact us.