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2020 Events

Live & Virtual Conferences, Peer Exchanges and Webinars

Cyber Risk Forum

February 24, 2020 | San Franciso, CA

The 5th annual Cyber Risk Forum explored emerging trends, prevalent threats and strategic opportunities surrounding cybersecurity. Developed exclusively for CEOs and board members, this program helped participants successfully understand, devise and implement enterprise-wide cybersecurity strategies.

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Council members can view video recordings from this event here.

Disruptive Tech Virtual Summit

May 7-8, 2020 | VIRTUAL

The Disruptive Tech Virtual Summit will help corporate directors efficiently get up-to-speed on all aspects of today's breakneck technological change and construct a framework to position your organization for success.

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Council members can view video recordings from this event here.

Audit Committee Virtual Peer Exchange

August 6, 2020 | VIRTUAL

Invitation-only event for Network and Council Members

Join other Corporate Board Member Institute audit committee members for a facilitated discussion focused on change management at the board level–how can directors be innovative, nimble and encourage strong board oversight in the current environment.

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CEO Rising Summit 2.0

August 11, 2020 | 1-4 PM ET | VIRTUAL

Special event hosted by Chief Executive featuring General (Ret.) James Mattis

The military coined a term for times like these: VUCA. Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity. It demands leadership that is stronger, more resilient, more engaged—and prepared to handle whatever happens next. Join former Secretary of Defense and General (Ret.) James Mattis, Lieutenant General (Ret.) Tom Bostick and Major General (Ret.) Barbara Faulkenberry for a live, online event during which they will draw lessons from their careers to help your organization win in this unparalleled time of disruption.

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Compensation Committee Virtual Peer Exchange

August 13, 2020 | VIRTUAL

Invitation-only event for Network and Council Members

Join other Corporate Board Member Institute compensation committee members for a facilitated discussion about the latest compensation trends and what actions boards have taken following July committee meetings.

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Racial Equity and Social Justice Roundtable

August 27, 2020 | VIRTUAL

Invitation-only event for Network and Council Members

Join your peers for a roundtable with the Directors Academy to discuss how boards can reframe the conversation about equity and inclusion. How can directors step up and have a voice—and an impact—on this important issue? How can we move Diversity & Inclusion beyond a check-the-box program, led by the board?

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ESG Board Forum

September 15, 2020 | VIRTUAL

With ESG positioned as a focal point for investors, directors are left grappling with how to define, measure and communicate their company's ESG oversight efforts. This one-day forum will help directors develop a stronger, proactive shareholder engagement strategy that will positively influence how investors evaluate your board's performance.

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Compensation Committee Summit

September 16, 2020 | VIRTUAL

This one-day interactive event will provide an invaluable opportunity to share compensation challenges and solutions with other directors and glean unbiased advice from respected and experienced advisers on navigating the complex balance between executives' and investors' expectations for pay.

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New Director Workshop

November 18, 2020 | New York, NY | VIRTUAL

This focused, half-day workshop will bring new directors quickly up-to-speed in the boardroom and help participants provide value to their boards while staying current amid corporate governance developments.

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Board Committee Peer Exchange

November 18, 2020 | New York, NY | VIRTUAL

The Board Committee Peer Exchange provides an exclusive opportunity for board committee chairs, lead directors, board chairs and general counsel to share insights and solutions in an intimate, off-the-record setting to ensure a forum for candid, in-depth discussions.

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16th Annual Boardroom Summit

November 19-20, 2020 | New York, NY | VIRTUAL

The Boardroom Summit will provide an unparalleled opportunity to share ideas and exchange solutions to today’s greatest board leadership and governance challenges.

Through a mix of energizing keynotes and panels, interactive breakouts and roll-up-your-sleeves committee workshops, participants will gain actionable best practices and guidance to make an immediate impact in their boardrooms.

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2020 Webinars


What Directors Think: Navigating 2020's Biggest Issues for Public Company Boards

February 20, 2020 | Recorded



In this webinar, speakers discuss the key findings of our annual What Directors Think research report.

Webinar highlights:
  • Assess different potential economic, political and regulatory scenarios, and how to adjust short- and long-term growth strategies to weather them
  • Explore shareholders’ and regulators’ increased focus on ESG, and how boards are evolving their ESG-related oversight and disclosures
  • Identify shareholder activists’ key focus areas for 2020, and how boards can prepare for new activist trends

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V, W, U or L? A Blunt Assessment of the Economy in 2020-2021


April 23, 2020 | Recorded


The outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is hitting the global economy like a hurricane. As the storm bears down, business leaders need answers: How bad will it get? When can we expect a rebound? What should we be watching for?

Join James McCann, senior global economist with Aberdeen Standard Investments, for an in-depth assessment of the situation and its long-term impacts. 


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Profitable Reemergence From The Crisis: Creditors, Debt, Restructuring and Capital Triage


May 14, 2020 | Recorded


Armed with the right techniques, tactics and strategies, executives and boards can help their firms reemerge profitably post-crisis—but you need to know what’s possible. This webinar aims to help executives and their board teams navigate the current environment, and assess answers to important operational and legal considerations to insure their survival.

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How Can Board Members Add Value to a Company’s Digital Journey?


June 23, 2020 | Recorded


Coming out of the pandemic crisis, the message is louder and clearer—the future is digital. As companies invest time and money into digital transformation, management and the board need to be aligned on strategy, tactics and ROI.

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