2020 Conference Information

CEO Global Conference & Pitch CompetitionOctober 29 - 31, 2020 | Chicago, IL 

Location: Sheraton Grand Chicago

Each year, CEO hosts an informative, action packed global conference that attracts nearly 1,000 collegiate students from around the World. During the three-day conference, attendees network with other entrepreneurial-minded students and listen to presentations from seasoned entrepreneurs, subject matter experts, motivational speakers and fellow students who are making the transition from dreamers to doers.

One of the highlights of the conference is the CEO Global Pitch Competition. Preliminary rounds of the competition take place each day of the conference with the winners being announced at an awards ceremony on the conference’s final day. Over the years, thousands of students have participated in this highly competitive competition that showcases new and innovative business concepts from some of the best and brightest entrepreneurially minded students in the United States.

The conference also features chapter development programming in which CEO leaders participate in peer conversations regarding ways to successfully operate an entrepreneurship club, host a pitch competition or support students on their campus. Students should apply for chapter/individual awards that will help to fund on campus operations or their ventures.  Students can also exhibit their businesses to early stage investors that attend the global event. Suggested attire is business professional, and you might want to bring some business cards

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Snapshot Agenda

Thursday | October 29, 2020

11:00am Registration Opens (Sheraton Grand, Chicago)
1:00pm Opening Remarks & Chapter Development (Chapter Leaders Required)
1:30-5:00pm Future Founders CEO Residency (invited participants only)
2:00pm Chapter Awards Presentation 
4:00pm Leadership Development Keynote
5:00pm How to Pitch & Competition Preparation (All Attendees Welcome) 
7:00pm Welcome to Tampa Party (All Attendees) 

Friday | October 30, 2020

7:00am Registration Opens (Sheraton Grand, Chicago)
8:30am Opening Keynote Session & Breakfast
10:00am - 12:30pm Concurrent Sessions/Pitch Competition Sessions
12:30pm Lunch Keynote Session
2:15 - 4:15pm Concurrent Sessions/Pitch Competition Sessions
4:15pm Hall of Fame Dinner, Keynote & Chapter Awards Reception
7:00pm Faculty/VIP Appreciation Reception

Saturday | October 31, 2020

7:00am Registration Opens (Sheraton Grand, Chicago)
8:30am Opening Keynote Session & Breakfast
10:00am - 12:30pm Concurrent Sessions/Pitch Competition Sessions
12:30pm Lunch Keynote Session
2:15 - 3:35pm Concurrent Sessions/Pitch Competition
3:35pm-6:00pm Final Round of the Pitch Competition, Closing Keynote & Final Address

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of registration?

To be Announced

When does registration open and close?

Registration for CEO Global 2019 will open March 1 and close Oct. 29, 2019

Is the faculty advisor required to attend?

Yes, one faculty member from your campus must attend. 

If I have an unused registration, will I be refunded?

We are unable to issue refunds for any unused tickets. Please purchase ticket insurance at check-out.

Can a purchased registration be transferred to another student?

No, we are unable to transfer ticket registration unless it was purchased in bulk by your campus. Please insure your purchase by selecting ticket insurance at check-out.

What are the accommodations for this event?

We have negotiated a discounted rate of $195. per night (dual/single), $205 (triple) and $215. (quad) at the Chicago Sheraton Grand. 

Total Cost Per Night $195.

4 students per room/3 nights hotel = $161.25 per student

2 students per room/3 nights hotel = $292.50 per student

Which meals are included?

To be Announced

What time should I arrive on Thursday?

Attendees should be at registration check-in by 11am on Thursday.

Is there transportation available to/from Midway / O'Hare airport?

To be Announced



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