An Exclusive Gathering for Public Company Directors to Network and Elevate Board Leadership

September 23-24, 2021
Marriott Marquis, New York City
Virtual Participation Options Available

Now is the time to join peer directors to collectively elevate your board leadership.

Directors at America’s public companies face enormous and continuous challenges. Beyond recovery from Covid-19, directors must address new business models, new technologies, societal unrest, a new regulatory environment, and the rise of stakeholder capitalism. 

For 17 years, the Boardroom Summit has been the most comprehensive conference specifically focused on public company board issues. Exclusive to public company directors and executives working closely with the board, this event has successfully fostered a unique environment for participants to network with peers who have walked in their shoes—delivering a learning experience you won’t find elsewhere. 


Add more value to your board.

Board leadership is being redefined and directors must be more than just monitors of management in today’s fast-paced, complex economy. Gain advice from seasoned advisors to help you cut through the complexities and contribute more in the boardroom.

Share strategies with other exemplary board leaders.

The Boardroom Summit is exclusive to public company board members and executives, which means you’ll be networking specifically with your peers–providing learning opportunities you won’t find at other events.

Improve your board’s strategic contributions.

Digital disruption, cybersecurity, human capital oversight, ESG and the global supply chain are just a few of the risks the Summit agenda will tackle. Hear how experienced directors work effectively with their management teams to advise, assess, and monitor strategy and risks.

Address committee-specific challenges.

Participate in committee-focused peer exchanges for a unique chance to collaborate with other directors on the distinct responsibilities of the audit, compensation or nominating/governance committee.

Exceed shareholder expectations.

Boards face new pressures and demands from various stakeholder groups amid heightened expectations for societal engagement and corporate citizenship. Hear directly from investors to gain a better understanding of the new shareholder engagement and activist landscape.

Take advantage of unparalleled networking.

The one thing missing from virtual events is face-to-face interaction. Don’t miss the opportunity to reconnect with old colleagues and meet new director peers with ample time for interaction built into the agenda, plus a networking reception to celebrate our 3rd annual Board Leadership Award honorees.



Ensuring your safety and well-being is our top concern as we enthusiastically plan to bring an exclusive group of directors together. Registration will be limited, and a robust health-safety plan will be implemented.


Our speakers are carefully selected to feature a variety of veteran directors, renowned business leaders and subject-matter experts to deliver an agenda that educates, inspires and prepares directors to lead confidently.


Can’t make it to New York? Virtual registration will give you access to all general sessions and limited breakouts, plus a resource center of supplemental insights from our speakers and partners.


Caroline A. Crenshaw, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Caroline A. Crenshaw was appointed by President Donald J. Trump to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate, and sworn into office on August 17, 2020. Commissioner Crenshaw brings a range of securities law and policy experience to the SEC, along with a commitment to public service and the SEC’s mission. Most recently, she served as Counsel to Commissioners Kara Stein and Robert Jackson, focusing on strengthening investor protections in our increasingly complex markets.

Commissioner Crenshaw also served as a career SEC staff attorney in the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations and the Division of Investment Management, helping oversee the institutions that manage millions of Americans’ savings. In addition, Commissioner Crenshaw currently serves as a captain in the United States Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General’s Corps.


Event schedule for in-person attendees, virtual attendees will have a modified agenda.



Individual In-Person Registration

Ticket Includes:

Register early to reserve your spot. Space is limited at this year’s event to accommodate social distancing requirements and ensure safe gathering.

Standard Rate

Available through September 22



Individual Virtual Registration

Ticket Includes:

Standard Rate

Available through September 22



"The Summit is a great opportunity to meet with, hear from and network with companies in different businesses serving their boards. It's very valuable to get outside of our industry and get different perspectives."
Tom Waring, Evans Bancorp
"There is excellent diversity of topics and speakers. I met some nice people and renewed friendships with people I hadn't seen in awhile."
Merrie Frankel, Agree Realty Corporation
"I would definitely recommend the Summit - there was an impressive speaker line-up and it was a good opportunity to meet other board members with similar issues."
Julie Johnson, Lumentum
"Excellent discussions with an emphasis on interaction among attendees made this a great event."
David Kruzclarick, Arrow Financial Corp
"Good networking with high-quality attendees. There was a wide array of timely topics covered, and the size of breakouts were appropriate to generate robust discussions."
Matt Brocknell, RWC
"The Summit covered lots of content in a short time. I learned a lot of "truths of the trade" of being a director. High caliber speakers shared real-life experiences."
Dany St-Pierre, Cleantech Expansion


New York Marriott Marquis

New York Marriott Marquis is a vibrant fixture of Times Square and brilliantly captures the iconic energy and spirit of Manhattan. Located on West 46th Street and Broadway, our hotel places guests near some of NYC’s most illustrious attractions.

Book with group rate “Corporate Board Member” via link above for discounted rate of $299/night (available until September 5).



Effective board leadership requires bold steps and new skills. Now is the time to prepare yourself to lead more confidently. Join your peers to answer the call.