The 2018 National Conference trip was a huge success and now we're getting ready for the 2019 National Conference! 


Every year a National CEO Club conference takes place and brings together chapters from around the nation. This year, the event will be hosted  in Tampa, Florida! The conference is a great opportunity to learn from industry experts, network with other business and student professionals, as well as practice your pitching skills. 

The past two years, the GVSU chapter of CEO Club was presented with the highest award for Entrepreneurial Action, largely due to the various projects our group champions. This year we would like to make an equally strong impression. If you are interested in attending, please email us at! Opportunities for grants to reduce the cost of attending will be available! 


Did you know, CEO Club isn’t unique to Grand Valley? In fact, there are over 245 chapters nationwide! Each year, students from all of the individual chapters gather at a national conference to exchange ideas, get inspired and learn from business leaders. As a member of the GVSU CEO Club, you have the opportunity to attend this exciting event!

Members of CEO Club at the National Conference in Chicago, 2013

Last year, nearly 1,200 students, faculty, and young entrepreneurs from around the world attended the 2 ½ day CEO National Conference to network, learn, and be inspired to pursue their entrepreneurial passions. Don’t miss out this year! Nearly 80 speakers, outstanding entrepreneurs and business leaders will share their ideas and expertise as to how they launched their businesses, the lessons they've learned, and where they are today. 


The 2019 National CEO Conference will be October 31 - November 2, 2019 at the Tampa Marriott Water Street Convention Center Hotel in Tampa, Florida! 



The conference begins on Thursday, October 27th and ends Saturday, October 29th. Due to the travel time, we will be leaving for Tampa on Wednesday the 26th, and returning Sunday the 30th. The full agenda  has not been posted but last years agenda can be found below:

More details to come! 


Limited seats are available and will be distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis. Each attendee will be required to pay $150 to help cover the costs associated with the conference. Payment will be due by October 13th and can be submitted in cash or check form. All checks must be made payable to the GVSU Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization. You may submit your payment directly to a leader during a CEO Club meeting, or drop it off at the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation anytime before the deadline. Please note: seats are limited and will only be guaranteed through payment. Spots will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis!  


IN ADDITION TO PAYMENT, all students interested in attending MUST submit a Behavioral Contract and a Travel Release Statement BEFORE they leave for the conference. Both forms can be found easily on OrgSync via the search bar. Please print off proof of completion and submit with your payment. To print your completed forms: go to, select the proper form, and click the 'print' button located on the righthand sidebar. 

Interested in other events CEO Club hosts or attends? Visit our calendar page to learn more!