This year marks EO’s 30th anniversary, a milestone in our storied history. This anniversary creates an opportunity to reflect on how the organization has grown from just a dream into a global community uniting 12,000+ entrepreneurs into “one EO.” At the core of our celebration is our commitment to “One Brand, One Culture, One EO,” a priority that will drive our efforts as we celebrate at all levels of the organization, in all corners of the world, in our own unique ways. We will aim to:
- Emphasize our founders’ ambition to truly be the most influential community of entrepreneurs
- Generate greater awareness of organizational value, internally and externally
- Incentivize members, chapters and regions to share celebrations more broadly
- Spotlight EO’s role in delivering significance and supporting the extraordinary
- Embrace our history, reflect on progress and look ahead to the next 30 years
Our celebration will begin at the Global Leadership Conference (GLC) in Frankfurt, Germany, in late April, where the anniversary will serve as a backdrop, followed by an official “kick-off event” at the closing General Session. Following GLC, we will conduct year-long campaigns that incentivize members, chapters and regions to create and share their celebrations more broadly, while emphasizing EO’s role in delivering significance. These efforts will include three staples supported by EO Global:
As we unite throughout the year in celebration of EO’s impact, we will do so with the intention of reflecting on our efforts at the 2018 GLC. We will conclude our anniversary initiative during the closing General Session, adopting a similar model as the “kick off” event during the 2017 GLC. Wrapping up our anniversary efforts in this way will allow us to reflect on our collective progress to date, embrace our extraordinary culture, and look ahead at 30 more years of success and significance.
Celebrating EO’s 30th anniversary will not only serve as a platform to generate greater awareness of organizational value, it will support retention, facilitate engagement and maximize the EO experience for members everywhere. Above all, it will serve as a reminder of EO’s impact as a thought leader in the entrepreneurial space, ensuring the organization is no longer the world’s “best-kept secret.” Together, we can predict EO’s future, embrace our accomplishments, and of course, have fun along the way.