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2015 National Conference  

Connect ǀ Communicate ǀ Collaborate Focus

Connect – Opening Reception with Exhibitors - Wednesday Evening, June 24 

Communicate – Breakout Session – “Conducting and Running an Investor Meeting:  What a Corporate Secretary Needs to Know" - Friday, June 26

Collaborate - Plenary Session - "Working with the Activist at Your Door" - Thursday, June 25

Important Dates

May 20, 2015 - Last day to cancel registration to receive a full refund, minus $100.

May 26, 2015 - Childcare forms must be received in order to guarantee participation in the Society's childcare program.

May 27, 2015 - Deadline for early registration discount.

June 2, 2015 - Hotel room block expires at Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.

June 3, 2015 - Last day to cancel registration to receive 50% refund, minus $100.

Opening Address - SEC Chair Mary Jo White

       Thursday's opening address will be given by Mary Jo White, Chair, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Chair White was sworn in as the 31st Chair of the SEC in April 2013. This will be her first time addressing Society members.


Luncheon Speaker - David Axelrod


We are pleased to welcome David Axelrod as our luncheon speaker on Thursday, June 25. Mr. Axelrod is former Senior Advisor to President Obama, and author of the new bestseller Believer: My 40 years in Politics.


Chicago Tour 

Highlights of the Art Institute

Constructed in 1893, the Art Institute of Chicago boasts a world-class collection of Old Masters, early modern European and Impressionists art, including an entire room dedicated to Monet. The guided tour will highlight many of the museums masterpieces, including the stained-glass windows by Marc Chagall, as well as a tour of the Modern Wing. 

Saturday Morning Address - Richard Clarke

Richard Clarke      

Richard Clarke, internationally-recognized expert on cyber security, homeland security, national security, and counterterrorism, will be speaking on "Board Oversight of Cybersecurity Risk" on Saturday. Mr. Clarke is the author of "Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It." 


Saturday Brunch with Cokie Roberts


The closing address on Saturday will be given by Cokie Roberts, political commentator for ABC News and NPR, Ms. Roberts will be signing copies of her latest book, Capital Dames, which chronicles the independence and political empowerment of women in Washington during the Civil War.


Continuing Education

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Boardvantage Bridgeway Broadridge
Camberview Center for Audit Quality The Center for Board Excellence
CFA Institute
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Innisfree Intelligize Latham & Watkins
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