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Programs / Events / Webcasts

Upcoming Events:

September 18, 2018

12:00 - 1:00 PM ET

Governance Watch: Highlights from the Center's "Job of the Corporate Director" Report - New York, NY
Webcast Hosted in Collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

What is the role of the public company board? How do different market stakeholders view it? Join our panel of corporate and legal experts as they share their reactions to the Governance Center's two-year-long study on the subject. 

September 21, 2018

8:45AM - 5:00PM

"Outsourcing the Board" Conference at UCLA School of Law - Los Angeles, CA
Hosted in Collaboration with the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law

An invite-only, in-person conference discussing the recent book by Prof. Stephen Bainbridge and Prof. M. Todd Henderson, "Outsourcing the Board: How Board Service Providers Can Improve Corporate Governance", which suggests outsourcing all public company board member duties to external, third-party 'board service providers'.

October 4, 2018

12:00 - 1:15PM ET

Global Benefits & Compensation Roundtable Webinar - New York, NY
Hosted in collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, the American Benefits Council and Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Our quarterly webcast series focused on cross-border retirement, welfare, and executive compensation topics affecting multinational businesses specifically.

October 9, 2018

2:00 - 2:00PM ET

Expert Briefing on Corporate Culture - New York, NY
Webcast Hosted in Collaboration with Deloitte

How can board members better monitor corporate culture, understand potential cultural risks, and ask effective questions of management to best address problems early on? We'll discuss in this webcast.

October 22, 2018

2018 Governance Center Annual Members Meeting Welcome Reception and Dinner
New York, NY

October 23, 2018
9:00AM-5:00PM

2018 Governance Center Annual Members Meeting
The Conference Board Headquarters
New York, NY

Our signature annual event, where Governance Center members from across the country join us in New York to discuss critical corporate governance issues and trends with thought leaders in corporate, investment and legal fields.

November 13, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET

Governance Watch - New York, NY
Webcast Hosted in Collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

The Governance Center's original webcast series, exploring different governance topics with corporate, legal and investment experts.  We select and announce topics closer to each webcast date, to address a pressing issue on everyone's mind at the time.

 

 Past Events: 

September  6, 2018

10:00AM - 

2:30PM

 "The Job of the Corporate Director: Perspectives of Auditors, Regulators and Accounting Organizations" Roundtable - Washington, DC

An invite-only roundtable to explore the role and responsibilities of the corporate board.  In this session, we looked to independent auditors and federal regulators to hear their thoughts.

 July 26, 2018

 

12:00 -
1:00 PM
ET

 

Book Discussion: "Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism" with Jeff Gramm 
- New York, NY
Special Webcast

The Center's webcast series interviewing authors of prominent, governance-related books and articles.  These sessions are informative and interactive, and live webcast viewers are invited to submit their comments and have their questions answered by the author and host in real time during the webcast.

On this date, Doug Chia interviewed Jeff Gramm on his book detailing the origins and rise of shareholder activism throughout the 20th century.

July 10, 2018

12:00 - 1:00 PM ET

Governance Watch: Post Proxy-Season Review - New York, NY

Webcast Hosted in Collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

The Governance Center's original webcast series, exploring different governance topics with corporate, legal and investment experts.  We select and announce topics closer to each webcast date, to address a pressing issue on everyone's mind at the time.

June 4, 2018

12:00 - 1:00PM ET

Book Discussion: "The Perfect Corporate Board: A Handbook for Mastering the Unique Challenges of Small-Cap Companies" with Adam Epstein - New York, NY

Special Webcast

The Center's webcast series interviewing authors of prominent, governance-related books and articles.  These sessions are informative and interactive, and live webcast viewers are invited to submit their comments and have their questions answered by the author and host in real time during the webcast.

On this date, Doug Chia will interview Adam Epstein on his book sharing insights on the special considerations involved with corporate governance at small-cap companies. 

May 21, 2018
12:00 -
1:00PM ET

Governance Watch: SASB - New York, NY
Webcast Hosted in Collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

The Governance Center's original webcast series, exploring different governance topics with corporate, legal and investment experts.  In this session, we will probe the work of the Sustainability Accounting & Standards Board (SASB): in an illuminating conversation with the organization's management, board and corporate stakeholders, we will learn about SASB's mission, origins, the methodology behind their sustainability metrics, and the state of sustainability reporting in corporate America.

May 17, 2018

12:00 - 1:00PM ET

 

Global Benefits & Compensation Roundtable Webinar: How Could #MeToo and the Recent Focus on Gender Equity Issues Affect Compensation & Benefits in the US and Abroad? - New York, NY

Hosted in Collaboration with American Benefits Council, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Our quarterly webcast series focused on cross-border retirement, welfare, and executive compensation topics affecting multinational businesses specifically. In our next session, our panel of experts will have an important and enlightening discussion on the potential impact sexual harsssment and #MeToo could have on compensation and benefits in a global context.

May 8, 2018

12-1PM ET

Governance Watch: Private Investments in Public Companies - New York, NY

Webcast Hosted in Collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

The Governance Center's original webcast series, exploring different governance topics with corporate, legal and investment experts.  We select and announce topics closer to each webcast date, to address a pressing issue on everyone's mind at the time.

April 3, 2018

12-1PM ET

Book Discussion: "Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World" with Joann Lublin -  New York, NY

Special Webcast

The Center's webcast series interviewing authors of prominent, governance-related books and articles.  These sessions are informative and interactive, and live webcast viewers are invited to submit their comments and have their questions answered by the author and host in real time during the webcast.

On this date, Doug Chia will interview Joann Lublin, Editor at the Wall Street Journal, on her recent book sharing insights from prominent women at the helm of public companies.

March 28, 2018

The Job of the Corporate Director - Perspectives of the Delaware Bench & Bar - Newark, DE

Hosted in Collaboration with the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware

An invite-only roundtable to explore the role and responsibilities of the corporate board.  This time, we look to corporate expertise in Delaware to hear their thoughts.

March 6, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET

Governance Watch: Harassment - New York, NY
Webcast Hosted in Collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Is the board ready to oversee how management handles high-level sexual harassment cases?  With the rising wave of #MeToo revelations and high-profile resignations across industries, how can the board and senior management prepare? Join us for a timely - and critically important - Governance Watch with our panel of legal, corporate and governance experts to discuss the governance implications of this growing movement.  

February 8, 2018

12:00 - 1:15PM ET

Global Benefits & Compensation Roundtable Webinar: Benefit Plans Sponsored by Subsidiaries Outside the US: Global Insurance for Fiduciary Breach (and Other Benefit-Related) Claims New York, NY

Hosted in Collaboration with American Benefits Council, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Our quarterly webcast series focused on cross-border retirement, welfare, and executive compensation topics affecting multinational businesses specifically. Our February session will focus on benefit plans sponsored by subsidiaries outside the US, including scope of coverage and key provisions of such plans. 

January 26, 2018 
10:00 AM - 12:30PM ET

The Job of the Corporate Director - Perspectives of Academics
New York, NY

A small, invite-only roundtable exploring the role and responsibilities of the corporate board.  At this session, we look to prominent thought leaders from law and business schools to share their thoughts. 

November 14, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET

Governance Watch: Outlook for 2018 - New York, NY
Webcast Hosted in Collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

November 6-7, 2017

Nov. 6 - 6:00-8:00PM; 
Nov. 7 - 10:00AM - 5:00PM

 2017 Governance Center Annual Members Meeting - New York, NY
The Conference Board
October 25, 2017
1:00-2:15PM ET

Global Benefits & Compensation Roundtable Webinar - New York, NY
Hosted in Collaboration with American Benefits Council, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Seyfarth Shaw LLP

September 13, 2017
7:00PM-9:00PM
CED's 2017 Distinguished Performance Awards Dinner - New York, NY
The Pierre Hotel
September 13, 2017
10:00AM-2:30PM
2017 Governance Center Fall Meeting - New York, NY
Midtown
September 12, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
Governance Watch: Recent Whistleblower Issues - New York, NY
Webcast Hosted in Collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
July 11, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
Governance Watch - Global Crisis Management: Legal Privilege in the Cross-Border Context
New York, NY
Webcast Hosted in Collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
 June 26, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM ET
Global Benefits & Compensation Roundtable Webinar: UK Regulators and the UK Underfunded Pension "Scheme" - New York, NY
Hosted in Collaboration with American Benefits Council, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Seyfarth Shaw LLP
June 22, 2017
3:00 - 4:00PM ET

Book Discussion: "Capitalists Arise!" with Peter Georgescu - New York, NY
Special Webcast

June 15, 2017
11:00AM - 12:00PM ET

Cybersecurity: The Leadership Imperative Conference Keynote Webcast - New York, NY
Special Webcast

June 14-15, 2017

Ethics: Measurable Impact - New York, NY
The Conference Board

June 8, 2017

The Job of the Corporate Director - Perspectives of Investors -
Los Angeles, CA
Hosted in collaboration with Latham & Watkins LLP and the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at the UCLA School of Law

June 6-7, 2017

21st Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference- New York, NY
New York Marriott Marquis

May 9-10, 2017

13th Annual Women's Leadership Conference - New York, NY
Westin New York at Times Square

May 9, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET

Governance Watch: The Current Immigration Enforcement Environment  - New York, NY
Webcast Hosted in Collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

April 19-20, 2017

2017 Spring Policy Conference & Governance Center Meeting - Washington, DC
Williard InterContinental Washington
Hosted in Collaboration with Committee for Economic Development (CED)

April 17, 2017
3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

Governance Watch: Impact of Tax Reform - New York, NY
Webcast Hosted in Collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

April 13, 2017
1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

Book Discussion: The Activist Director by Ira M. Millstein - New York, NY
Special Webcast

March 16 - 17, 2017

Cybersecurity: The Leadership Imperative Conference - New York, NY
The Conference Board

March 9, 2017

Practising Law Institute (PLI) Corporate Governance: A Master Class 2017 - New York, NY
The Center's Executive Director, Douglas Chia will be participating as a panelist in session titled, "Nom and Gov — First Line of Offense (and Defense) in Ensuring Good Board Governance Practices".

March 1, 2017
2:00 - 4:15 PM ET

The Job of the Corporate Director – Perspectives of Proxy Advisory Firms - Washington, DC
Mandarin Oriental Hotel

February 14, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET

Governance Watch: Outlook for 2017 - New York, NY
Webcast Hosted in Collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

December 6, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET

Governance Watch: Lessons Learned from Recent FCPA Enforcement Trends - New York, NY
Webcast Hosted in Collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

December 1, 2016

Book Discussion: Eight Dollars and a Dream: My American Journey by Raj Gupta
Interview with former Rohm & Haas Chairman/CEO Raj Gupta to discuss his autobiography, Eight Dollars and a Dream: My American Journey - New York, NY
Special Webcast

December 1, 2016

Book Discussion: The Handbook of Board Governance
Interview with York University Professor Richard LeBlanc to discuss his recently published, The Handbook of Board Governance - New York, NY
Special Webcast

November 30, 2016

The Economic Inequality Symposium - New York, NY
The Top Line Issue with the Bottom Line Impact
Special complimentary registration for all Governance Center members (normally $795)!  To register call 212-339-0345 or email Customer.Service@conference-board.org.

November 28, 2016

Book Discussion: What They Do with Your Money - New York, NY
Interview with Jon Lukomnik, Stephen Davis, and David Pitt-Watson to discuss their recently published book (with David Pitt-Watson), What They Do With Your Money: How the Financial System Fails Us and How to Fix It.
Special Webcast

November 15 - 16, 2016

Committee for Economic Development (CED) Fall Policy Conference - Washington, DC

November 10, 2016
11:00 - 11:15 AM ET

Governance Watch New York, NY
Webcast Hosted in Collaboration with Egon Zehnder International

November 9 - 10, 2016

Annual Members MeetingNew York, NY
The Conference Board

October 20, 2016

A View of Corporate Political Spending - Current State of Affairs - Washington, DC
Altria

October 18, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET

Governance Watch: Agreements Not to Compete - What the Board Needs to Know! - New York, NY
Webcast Hosted in Collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

October 5, 2016

Digital Due Diligence for M&A Seminar New York, NY
Westin New York at Times Square

October 3, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM ET

Global Compensation & Benefits Roundtable Webinar: CEO Pay Ratio: What to Tell the Board New York, NY
Hosted in collaboration with American Benefits Council, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Seyfarth Shaw LLP

September 29, 2016
11:00 - 11:15 AM ET

Governance Watch: The Role of the Independent Director on Private Equity Boards - New York, NY
Webcast Hosted in Collaboration with Egon Zehnder International

September 21, 2016
11:00 - 12:00 PM ET

Human Capital WatchTM: CEO and Executive Compensation: New Findings and Recent Trends from The Conference Board Analysis - New York, NY

September 20, 2016
9:00 AM  - 1:00 PM ET

Universal Proxy Cards Roundtable - Will They be Used, How and by Whom? - New York, NY
The Conference Board

August 4, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET

Governance Watch: Investor Tactics & other Highlights from the 2016 Proxy Season - New York, NY
Webcast Hosted in Collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

July 14, 2016
11:00 - 11:15 AM ET

Governance Watch: What Investors Look for with Respect to Board Governance New York, NY
Webcast Hosted in Collaboration with Egon Zehnder International

July 7, 2016

Coming to Terms with Short-Termism: Implications for Fraud - New York, NY
Webcast Hosted by Center for Audit Quality
Doug Chia, Executive Director of The Conference Board Governance Center participated as a panelist.

June 14, 2016

Governance Watch: The Use and Misuse of Non-GAAP Financial MeasuresNew York, NY
Webcast Hosted in Collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamiliton LLP

June 13, 2016

Global Compensation & Benefits Roundtable Webinar: Employee Stock Purchase Plans - An Expanding Presence in Global Benefit Programs New York, NY
Hosted in collaboration with American Benefits Council, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Seyfarth Shaw LLP

June 9 - 10, 2016

22nd Annual Leadership Development Conference - Chicago, IL
The Future of Leadership Development in a Rapidly Changing World

June 7 - 8, 2016

20th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference New York, NY
Delivering Results that Matter

June 2, 2016

The Conference Board Policy Watch - New York, NY
Piling Up US debt: How We Put the Nation's Fiscal House in Order
Webcast Hosted by Committee for Economic Development

June 1 - 2, 2016

The Global Strategic Risk & Organizational Resilience Workshop New York, NY
Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Hyper-Change

May 18 - 19, 2016

Built for Ethics Seminar - New York, NY
Leveraging Innovation to Structure Systemic Change

May 12, 2016

Governance Watch: Diversity in the Boardroom New York, NY
Webcast Hosted in Collaboration with Egon Zehnder International

April 19, 2016

Governance Watch: 2016 Executive Compensation Trends and Best PracticesNew York, NY
Webcast Hosted in Collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamiliton LLP

March 16, 2016

A Cross Functional Conversation about Cyber Security Risk - New York, NY
Special Webcast

March 10, 2016

Governance Watch: Board Succession PlanningNew York, NY
Webcast Hosted in Collaboration with Egon Zehnder International

March 7, 2016

Global Compensation & Benefits Roundtable Webinar: Global Total Reward Philosophies in a Changing Environment New York, NY
Hosted in collaboration with American Benefits Council, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Seyfarth Shaw LLP

March 3, 2016

Is Short-term Behavior Jeopardizing Future Prosperity? - New York, NY
Special Webcast - The Conference Board Knowledge Series

February 16, 2016

Governance Watch: International Corporate Governance Trends New York, NY
Webcast Hosted in Collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamiliton LLP

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For information on membership in The Conference Board Governance Center, please contact the Center's Director, New Business Development - Corporate Governance, Drew Buckley at drew.buckley@conferenceboard.org or +1 212 339 0496.

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