“Directors Forum: Directors, Management & Shareholders in Dialogue”, now in its 11th year, is the premier conference that uniquely brings together institutional investors, directors, management and regulators in a setting designed to allow for genuine access between speakers and attendees. Panels intentionally present differing points of view, creating a forum with all sides meeting in the same place for candid and solution-oriented exchanges!

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Keynote Speakers

Andrew J. Ceresney

Andrew J. Ceresney

director, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission


Edward P. Garden

Edward P. Garden

CIO & a founding partner, Trian Partners; director, Bank of New York Mellon Corporation


Carol B. Tome

Carol B. Tomé

CFO & EVP, The Home Depot, Inc.; director, UPS; former chair, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta


In an increasingly complex and volatile environment, with expanding investor and stakeholder activism, geo-political unrest and 24/7 political campaigning, boards and management are facing unprecedented demands. Directors Forum is the place to hear—and be heard by—these and other top corporate governance thought leaders in the U.S.!

2016 will be a pivotal year—so, now more than ever, jump in and add to the dialogue!

  • Meet and learn from your peers from around the country, across all industries
  • Hear from and communicate directly with your major shareholders in an off-the-record setting
  • Attendance is limited to allow for high–quality interaction and personalized networking
  • Address what matters most to companies and investors, in an ideal environment—San Diego in January!

Who Else Is Speaking?

Directors & Management Panelists


  • Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
  • Bank of New York Mellon Corp.
  • Bob Evans Farms, LLC
  • Charles Schwab
  • Edwards Life Sciences Corrp.
  • Enjoy
  • Fresh Del Monte Produce
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • HealthSouth Corporation
  • Jamba, Inc.
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Prudential Financial Inc.
  • Target Corporation
  • Teledyne Technologies Inc.
  • The Wendy's Company
  • Walgreen Company
    ... and others!

Shareholder Panelists


  • BlackRock
  • CalPERS
  • CalSTRS
  • Engaged Capital, Inc.
  • Industrial Growth Partners
  • UAW Medical Trust
    ... and others!


Additional Panelists


  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Pearl Meyer
  • PwC
  • Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd
  • Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals
  • The Center for Audit Quality
  • University of Delaware, Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance
  • University of San Diego, School of Law
  • Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    ... and others!


Who Should Attend?

  • CEOs and CFOs
  • Academia
  • Board Candidates
  • General Counsels
  • Corporate Secretaries
  • Board Chairs
  • Corporate Directors
  • Institutional Investors
  • Senior Corporate Officers
  • Advisors to the Board

Keynote Sponsors

  Pearl Meyer
  Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd

Affiliate Sponsors


For 2016 sponsorship information, please contact Corporate Directors Forum at (858) 455-7930, or via email at cdf@directorsforum.com.

About Corporate Directors Forum

Corporate Directors Forum is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization founded in 1991. Its purpose is to help directors, and those who support them, build more effective boards through continuous learning and peer networking. We believe that boards of directors are strategic assets of corporations, education makes better directors, better directors make boards more effective, and more effective boards make better corporations.