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Board Leadership Forum

April 17, 2018
Chicago, IL

Equilar and Nasdaq are excited to offer a half-day program to help public company board members, general counsel and corporate secretaries drive success in their organizations. Investors’ emphasis on board transparency, accountability and independence is intensifying, and as a result today’s boards face a seemingly never-ending set of risks, governance decisions and strategic initiatives. The goal of the Board Leadership Forum is to empower participants to build higher performing boards through improved processes, strengthened director evaluations and recruitment efforts, and more effective shareholder engagement.


Compensation Committee Forum

March 20, 2018
New York, NY

Co-hosted by Equilar and Nasdaq, this event will address investors’ increased expectations for transparency around board refreshment and how they are voting on directors. The forum will look at how innovative boards are driving results and will empower participants to build higher performing boards through more robust evaluation and recruitment processes.


Board Leadership Forum

February 6, 2018
San Francisco, CA

Co-hosted by Equilar and Nasdaq, this event will address investors’ increased expectations for transparency around board refreshment and how they are voting on directors. The forum will look at how innovative boards are driving results and will empower participants to build higher performing boards through more robust evaluation and recruitment processes.


Compensation Committee Forum

November 14, 2017
San Francisco, CA

Equilar and Nasdaq are excited to offer a one-day program for public company compensation committee members, chief HR and senior-level compensation executives, general counsel, and corporate secretaries. The goal of the Forum is to help compensation committees – and the members of management who work closely with them – establish and execute a compensation and benefits program that meets both management’s and investors’ expectations.


Chairman & Lead Director Peer Exchange

November 13, 2017
Palo Alto, CA

A mix of panel sessions and interactive peer-driven discussions will allow for candid insights related to strategy, board refreshment, executive compensation, shareholder engagement and board oversight expectations.


Chairman & Lead Director Peer Exchange

November 02, 2017
New York, NY

A mix of panel sessions and interactive peer-driven discussions will allow for candid insights related to strategy, board refreshment, executive compensation, shareholder engagement and board oversight expectations.


Board Leadership Forum, New York

September 12, 2017
Westin Times Square, New York

Today’s boards face a seemingly never-ending set of risks, governance decisions and strategic initiatives as a result of investors’ growing emphasis on board transparency, accountability and independence. The goal of the Board Leadership Forum is to help participants build higher-performing boards through improved processes, strengthened director evaluations and recruitment efforts, and more effective shareholder engagement.


Executive Compensation Summit

June 12-14, 2017
Chicago, IL

Each year, Equilar gathers together hundreds of executive compensation and corporate governance professionals for a three-day, in-depth Executive Compensation Summit. The only conference dedicated to executive compensation, the Equilar Summit attracts the best and the brightest visionaries in the field to explore the complex and interrelated issues around Say on Pay, pay-for-performance, shareholder outreach, and executive pay challenges.


Board Leadership Forum, Dallas

May 16, 2017
Dallas, TX

Join Equilar and Nasdaq to gain independent viewpoints and unmatched insights on the board’s role in driving change, overseeing risk and strategy, and improving director evaluations and succession planning processes. Learn first-hand both investors’ and activists’ expectations on board composition, structure and performance.


Compensation Committee Forum

April 19, 2017
New York, NY

Equilar and Nasdaq will host a one-day interactive forum for boards and senior HR executives to gain valuable insights on the best executive pay decisions that will drive their company's long-term strategy to increase shareholder value.


In Search of Value: Shareholders, Activists and the Board

March 16, 2017
Palo Alto, CA

Equilar, Nasdaq and Skadden are hosting a collaborative workshop for public company board members and general counsel to discuss the new activist landscape, potential governance vulnerabilities, tactics to engage with activists, and shareholder engagement strategies to build a strong defense.


Board Leadership Forum

February 2, 2017
San Francisco, CA

Equilar, Nasdaq and NACD are excited to host a program for public company board members, general counsel and corporate secretaries to network and explore the board’s role in driving innovation, as well as how shareholder activism and investors’ continued emphasis on board refreshment are reshaping the way boardrooms operate.


Fundamentals for New Public Companies

December 1, 2016
San Diego, CA

Equilar, Nasdaq and Cooley LLP are hosting a one-day program for executives and board members of new public companies, as well as companies planning to go public in the next 18 months, to help participants objectively evaluate their board structure, operational risk oversight, executive compensation and shareholder engagement practices.


Compensation Committee Forum

November 10, 2016
San Francisco, CA

Equilar and Nasdaq are partnering to provide a one-day interactive forum that will arm boards and senior HR and compensation executives with valuable insights to make the best executive pay decisions and prepare for the 2017 proxy season.


Board Leadership Forum

September 13, 2016
New York, NY

Equilar and Nasdaq are partnering to provide a one-day interactive forum that will shed light on how investors are voting on directors and empower directors to build more functional boards through robust evaluation, succession planning and recruitment processes.


Executive Compensation Summit

June 20-22, 2016
Boston, MA

Each year, Equilar gathers together hundreds of executive compensation and corporate governance professionals for a three-day, in-depth Executive Compensation Summit. The only conference dedicated to executive compensation, the Equilar Summit attracts the best and the brightest visionaries in the field to explore the complex and interrelated issues around Say on Pay, pay-for-performance, shareholder outreach, and executive pay challenges.


Fundamentals for New Public Companies

May 24, 2016
East Palo Alto, CA

Equilar and NASDAQ are pleased to announce a new educational program to help executives and board members of new public companies, as well as companies planning to go public in the next year, prepare for operating in a very different governance environment. Gain valuable insights to objectively evaluate board structure and executive compensation practices, along with tools to ensure constructive interaction with key shareholders and proxy advisors.


Compensation Committee Forum

April 5, 2016
New York, NY

Equilar and Nasdaq are partnering to provide a one-day interactive forum that will arm boards and senior HR executives with valuable insights to make the best pay decisions that will drive their long-term strategy to increase shareholder value.


Compensation Committee Boot Camp

February 9-10, 2016
Coconut Grove, FL

Equilar and NYSE Governance Services are partnering to host our 7th annual Boot Camp, which will engage participants on a wide array of executive compensation challenges they face in an era of increased transparency with shareholders and regulators.


Board Leadership Forum

February 3, 2016
San Francisco, CA

Co-hosted by Equilar and Nasdaq, this unique event will address investors’ increased expectations for transparency around board succession planning and refreshment and how they are voting on boards. Developed for public company board members, general counsel, and corporate secretaries, the Forum will empower participants to build higher performing boards through better evaluations and recruitment, as well as improved engagement with their shareholders.


Compensation Committee Forum

October 27, 2015
New York, NY

Equilar is partnering with Nasdaq to provide a new educational program for public company compensation committee members/chairs, general counsel, and chief HR and senior in-house compensation executives. The Forum will prepare boards for the 2016 proxy season and arm participants with valuable insights to make the best pay decisions that will drive their long-term strategy to increase shareholder value.


Compensation Committee Boot Camp

September 15-16, 2015
Chicago, IL

Since 2013, Equilar has partnered with NYSE Governance Services to present an intensive one-day program for public company compensation committee chairs to delve into the array of executive compensation challenges they face in an era of increased transparency with shareholders and regulators.


Large Banks Peer Roundtable

September 16, 2015
Chicago, IL

Equilar, Meridian Compensation Partners and Vedder Price will host a roundtable for senior-level HR and compensation executives and board compensation committee members to explore the latest executive compensation developments and trends for large banks, as well as key governance and regulatory challenges impacting compensation planning and risk-based adjustments for short- and long-term incentives.


Executive Compensation Summit

June 10-12, 2015
Hollywood, FL

Each year, Equilar gathers together hundreds of executive compensation and corporate governance professionals for a three-day, in-depth Executive Compensation Summit. The only conference dedicated to executive compensation, the Equilar Summit attracts the best and the brightest visionaries in the field to explore the complex and interrelated issues around Say on Pay, pay-for-performance, shareholder outreach, and executive pay.



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