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The Golden State of Governance National Conference


Date
Jun 28, 2017 - 09:45 AM - Jul 01, 12:45 PM
Organizer
Society for Corporate Governance
Venue
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Location
780, Mission St

San Francisco,
CA,
USA,
ZIP: 94103
Phone:

The The Golden State of Governance National Conference, organized by the Society for Corporate Governance will take place from 28th June to 1st July 2017 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, United States Of America. The conference will cover areas like Society policy in these areas.
 

Registration:

Member:

 

Received by May 30, 2017

Single $1,450

Received after May 30, 2017

Single $1,650

 

 

Non-Member:

 

Received by May 30, 2017

Single $2,075

Received after May 30, 2017

Single $2,275

 

 

Exhibitor:

 

Received by May 30, 2017

Single $1,450

Received after May 30, 2017

Single $1,650

 

 

Honorary Member:

 

Received by May 30, 2017

Single $1,150

Received after May 30, 2017

Single $1,350

   
   
Guests:  
Spouse/Significant other $350 each

Age 18 or younger

Age 19-21

Age 22 or older

$0

$250

$500


Conference registration fees cover all business sessions and workshops, the opening reception, daily breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch on Thursday and Friday, the Friday evening event and Saturday brunch.

For those attending with children there is on-site childcare for ages 6 months to 12 years of age through KiddieCorp.  A separate registration form and payment are needed for this service.


Spouse/Guest Policy

A spouse/guest is defined as a family member or significant other whose primary purpose in attending the conference is to accompany the registrant and generally would not be eligible for Society membership. A co-worker or associate within the industry does not qualify for a spouse/guest registration and should complete an individual registration. 

 



Agenda


Wednesday, June 28, 2017                                                                                                                                           
 
Committee Meetings  

9:45 - 10:45 am

Educational Programs Committee Meeting (by invitation)

   
9:45 - 10:45 am Membership Committee Meeting (by invitation)
   
Registration & CLE Desk  
11:30 am - 6:30 pm  
   
Pre-Conference Workshops  
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ethics Workshop I: Current Issues in Legal Ethics: Avoiding Common Pitfalls

   
1:00 - 4:00 pm

Investor Forum for Small and Mid-Cap Companies                  

 

   
1:30 - 2:30 pm

Ethics Workshop II: Using Technology Ethically

   
Committee Meetings  
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Corporate Practices Committee Meeting (by invitation)

   
5:00 - 6:00 pm

Securities Law Committee Meeting (by invitation)

   
Social Program  
6:00 - 7:45 pm

Opening Reception in the Atrium

   
6:15 - 6:45 pm

Reception for Society Leaders & First Time Attendees (by invitation)

   
7:45 - 10:00 pm

Board of Directors Dinner (by invitation)

 
   Thursday, June 29, 2017                                                                                                                                                              
 
Social Program  
6:30 - 7:15 am

Pilates

   
7:30 - 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

   
Registration & CLE Desk  
8:00 am - 6:30 pm  
   
Exhibit Hall Hours  
7:30 am - 12:45 pm  
2:45 pm - 6:00 pm  
   
Committee/Chapter Officer Meetings  
7:00 - 8:15 am

Policy Advisory Committee Meeting (by invitation)

 

Chapter Officers' Breakfast Meeting (by invitation)

   
8:30 - 9:00 am

Welcome & Introductions                        

   
9:00 - 10:00 am

Opening Address: Michael S. Piwowar, SEC Commissioner

   
10:00 - 10:30  am

Networking Break

   
10:30 - 11:30 am Concurrent Breakout Sessions I
   
 

1. Board Composition in a Changing Environment

  • Refreshment (including tenure/retirement age) and evaluations
  • New director characteristics; gender, ethnic and age diversity
  • Special skills directors
  • Activist/Access directors
   
 

2. Records Management Compliance in the Digital Age: Think Before Your Write

  • Protecting and minimizing email communications
  • Board portal usage protected or not
  • Director to director communications
  • Best practices for board materials
  • Information flow implications with an activist director
   
 

3. Managing the Family Owned or Controlled Company

  • Blending public company governance and family governance
  • Family governance practices
  • Independent boards and succession planning
  • Committee delegation
  • Family cultural issues in a competitive environment
   
 

4. Investor Outreach 2.0 - Alternative Ways to Engage

  • Targeted approaches to those underweight in stock
  • Rotating visits to your top investors
  • Multi-investor/company events
  • Leveraging your website and proxy statement
  • Blogs and top 10 lists
   
11:40 am - 12:40 pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions II
   
 

1. Onboarding a First-Time Public Company Director

  • Administrative (e.g. 8-K, Form 3, Edgar Codes, Release, D&O, retainer/grants)
  • Governance orientation v. company orientation
  • Materials
  • Process
  • Education: Director Fiduciary Duties
  • Key points
   
 

2. ESG Reporting: What Matters

  • Who is your audience?
  • Assessing SASB Standards
  • Internal and external disclosure controls
  • Integration with financial or governance report
  • Are CSR reports a thing of the past?                    
   
 

3. Whistleblowing: Are the Rules Changing?

  • Attorney-client privilege v. attorney as whistleblower
  • Recent case law
  • SEC enforcement actions
  • Amending your agreements; confidentiality, CIC, severance        
   
 

4. Deep Dive on Nominating and Governance Committees

  • Process and calendar
  • Working with consultants/search firms
  • Board evaluations
  • Nom & Gov Committee reports
  • Process to identify diverse candidates
  • Engagement with shareholders                       
   

5. Governance & Compliance Issues for Private Companies

  • Contract compliance with customer or lender requirements
  • Federal/State regulation
  • Privacy laws
  • When public company rules apply to your company              
   
12:45 - 2:30 pm

Annual Conference Luncheon and Address: Bryan Stevenson, Founder & Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative

   
2:30 - 3:30 pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions III
   
 

1. Shareholder Proposal Process: Engagement, Trends, and Thresholds

  • Interacting with proponents
  • Communicating with shareholders
  • Educating internal stakeholders
  • 14a-8 threshold reform efforts
   
 

2. New Wave: Technology and Software Solutions for the Board and Corporate Secretary

  • Newest portal functionality
  • Director to director communications
  • Disabling functions
  • Other technology solutions for D&O questionnaires or evaluations?                       
   
 

3. Switching Sides: New Opportunities in Governance

  • Do companies need investor perspective in-house and vice-versa
  • What can we learn from each other
  • Investors as directors
  • The expanding governance industry
   
 

4. How to Find Diverse Board Candidates: Resources for the Corporate Secretary

  • Databases
  • Word of mouth
  • Other organizations             
   
 

5. Private Companies: Issues With Unique Complications

  • Conflicts of interest/related party transactions
  • Potential conflicts for outside counsel
  • Privilege issues 
   
3:30 - 4:00 pm

Networking Break

   
4:00 - 5:15 pm

Plenary Session: "A Company of Owners" Interview with John Thornton, Executive Chairman, Barrick Gold

   
5:15 - 6:15 pm

Plenary Session: "Investor Stewardship: The Golden Age?"

  • ISG Principles
  • Major investor initiatives and what is driving them
  • Impact/Effect on proxy advisory services
  • Multiple share class structures
  • Common Sense Principles/BRT Principles
   
5:15 - 6:15 pm Private Company Roundtable Discussion
   
6:15 - 7:00 pm Diversity Networking Reception
   
Social Program  
7:00 pm Service Partner & Client Dinners
 
  Friday, June 30, 2017                                                                                                                                                                     
 
Social Program  
6:30 - 7:15 am

Pilates

   
7:00 - 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

   
Registration & CLE Desk  
8:00 am - 5:30 pm  
   
Exhibit Hall Hours  
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
   
Committee Meetings  
7:15 - 8:15 am                                          

Small & Mid-Cap Companies Committee Meeting

   
Business Program  
8:15 - 8:30 am

Annual Meeting of Members and Recognition of Outgoing Board Members

   
8:30 - 9:30 am

Plenary Session: "Activism in the Golden Age"

  • Are hedge fund activists and PE investors converging?
  • Where do mainstream investors fit in?
  • What about family offices?
  • CJ Strine's view: human investors v. wolf packs
  • Activists' long term impact on target companies
  • Proxy fights v. settlements
  • Policy developments: 13D/Brokaw Act                       
   
9:45 - 10:45 am Concurrent Breakout Sessions IV
   
 

1. Diversity & Inclusion in the Corporate Secretary/General Counsel's Office                                                       

   
 

2. Building an ERM Program at Your Private Company

  • Designing the Process
  • Developing Risk Categories
  • Getting management buy-in
  • Priorities when you have budget constraints
   
 

3. SEC and Legislative Update: Expectations in the Current Administration

  • Executive orders/CRA
  • Financial Choice Act
  • Brokaw Act
  • Disclosure reform
  • Impact on SEC Divisions
  • Impacts in other areas of regulation
  • Role of private ordering             
   
 

4. Current Issues for Audit Committees

  • Non-GAAP oversight
  • Revenue recognition
  • New risk factors based on actions taken by the administration
  • Cyber risk oversight (including audits)
  • ICFR
  • Tax avoidance strategies and policy oversight and reporting
  • Form AP Issues                       
   
10:45 - 11:15 am

Networking Break

   
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions V
   
 

1. Managing Your Compensation Committee

  • Board oversight of compensation risk
  • Pay for performance from an investor's point of view
  • Guidance on pay ration & income inequality
  • Director engagement on executive compensation
  • Clawback policies and disclosure practices
  • Non-financial/non-quantitative performance
  • Metric trends
  • Director pay litigation
   
 

2. Building Your Executive Presence

  • Deliver influential communications
  • Manage unexpected events
  • Build relationships with board members
  • Learn presentation skills
   
 

3. Sustainability Ratings: Who is Using Them?

  • Who uses ratings and why
  • How are they being used
  • Where does the data come from
  • How the ratings differ
  • What do to if they are not accurate
  • Does your board know
   
 

4. The White House, Twitter and Your Company

  • The President tweets about your company
  • Risks and how to mitigate or prevent unwanted attention
  • When and how to involve the board
  • Investor reaction and your response time
  • Updating your social media policy and crisis response plan                  
   
12:15 - 1:30 pm

Lunch with the Exhibitors

   
12:30 - 1:30 pm Society Chapter Meetings
   
1:45 - 2:45 pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions VI
   
 

1. Activists at the Gate? Lessons for Small and Mid-Cap Companies     

  • Has shareholder activism replaced the hostile takeover?
  • Is it a threat for your company?
  • Leading defense practices: what you should do                    
   
 

2. Delaware Corporate Law Developments

  • New case law
  • Private Company Litigation
  • DGCL Blockchain 
   
 

3. Modernizing Your Proxy Statement: The Medium and the Message

  • Written, drawn, spoken or filmed
  • On paper, on website, or on an app
  • Buzzwords and passive-voiced legalese or gripping prose
  • Communicating to multiple audiences
  • Conveying leadership
  • How NOT to sound like the 50 other proxies your proxy voters are reading
   
 

4. Cybersecurity Basics for the Corporate Secretary

  • What constitutes adequate board oversight
  • Reporting to the board
  • What you need to know to help your board
   
2:45 - 3:15 pm

Networking Break

   
3:15 - 4:15 pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions VII
   
 

1. Proxy Access: If You Haven't Yet, Here's What To Do

  • Pros and cons of adopting
  • Lessons learned from early adopters
  • Communication with your board
  • Specific provisions to include in your bylaw         
   
 

2. International Subsidiary Governance

  • Centralize or regionalize?
  • Outsource or in-house?
  • Practical issues (cross-over D&Os, piercing the veil)                       
   
 

3. Board Evaluations: Third Party Facilitators, Peer-to-Peer, or In-House

  • Technology Interfaces
  • Frequency
  • Aligning company strategy with evaluations
  • Discoverability of materials
  • Investor outreach and disclosure
   
 

4. Minutes/Privilege Issues for the Corporate Secretary/General Counsel

  • Wearing both hats
  • Giving legal advice                     
   
4:15 - 5:45 pm

Plenary Session: A Conversation with Andy Fastow: "Ethics, Rationalization, and the Law"

   
6:30 - 10:00 pm
                                              

Closing Night Event at SFMOMA - "The Groovy State of Governance" 

 
   Saturday, July 1, 2017                                                                                                                                                               
 
Social Program  
7:30 - 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast

   
7:00 - 9:00 am

Board of Directors Meeting (invitation only)

   
Registration & CLE Desk  
8:00 am - 2:00 pm  
   
Business Program  
9:15 - 10:15 am

Plenary Session: "Governance in a Changing and Uncertain World", Dr. Dambisa Moyo, Global Economist

   
10:15 - 11:15 am

Concurrent Breakout Sessions VIII                                

   
   

1. Executive Compensation: Current Trends & Practices   

   
 

2. Blockchain: Why it Matters

   
11:15 - 12:45 pm

Closing Address & Brunch: Preet Bharara, Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York


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