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January 2020

Directors Forum 2020

January 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - January 17, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Omni San Diego Hotel, 675 L Street
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Our 15th annual conference will provide open, “off-the-record” dialogue and global perspectives from directors, investors and management on today’s key governance issues. Participants will share their experiences and provide frameworks for dealing with the most relevant governance topics, ranging from economic and global risks, to…

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November 2019

Breakfast Roundtable Seminar – Getting Ready for 2020: Employment & Privacy Law

November 7 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Troutman Sanders, 11682 El Camino Real, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92130 United States

What do first-time directors need to know, and how can the onboarding process assist with the transition to joining a board?

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October 2019

Fireside Chat with Viasat CEO, Mark Dankberg

October 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Westin Carlsbad, 5480 Grand Pacific Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92008 United States

What do first-time directors need to know, and how can the onboarding process assist with the transition to joining a board?

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Social Media & the Board: The Good, Bad & Unpredictable

October 15 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

What do first-time directors need to know, and how can the onboarding process assist with the transition to joining a board?

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September 2019

Director of the Year Awards

September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

The Director of the Year Award was created to recognize directors for outstanding performance in the boardroom and behind the scenes. Nominees may be from any industry and must be a resident of the San Diego area or serve on a board of a company located in…

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August 2019

Shareholder Activism: Long vs. Short-Termism

August 22 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

What do first-time directors need to know, and how can the onboarding process assist with the transition to joining a board?

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June 2019

Essentials of Corporate Directorship: Preparing for Your First Board Seat

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mintz Offices, 3580 Carmel Mountain Rd #300
San Diego, CA 92130 United States
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Public companies are continuously searching for qualified board candidates. The new California mandate, requiring the inclusion of women on boards, creates even greater demand.

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Disruptive Innovation & Technology

June 13 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

What do first-time directors need to know, and how can the onboarding process assist with the transition to joining a board?

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May 2019

Essentials of Corporate Directorship: Preparing for Your First Board Seat

May 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mintz Offices, 3580 Carmel Mountain Rd #300
San Diego, CA 92130 United States
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Public companies are continuously searching for qualified board candidates. The new California mandate, requiring the inclusion of women on boards, creates even greater demand.

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First-Time Directors & Onboarding

May 8 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

What do first-time directors need to know, and how can the onboarding process assist with the transition to joining a board?

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April 2019

Cybersecurity: What Directors Need to Know and What They Should Be Asking

April 4 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

“Cybersecurity risks pose grave threats to our investors, our capital markets, and our country.” Securities and Exchange Commission – 2018.

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March 2019

The Empowered Board

March 21 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Despite the trend toward separating the roles of CEO and Board Chair, many companies still choose to combine these roles. Each with pros and cons, it cannot be denied that a powerful and active board can help minimize risk and be a true asset to the organization. Strong and independent directors can be counted on to provide counsel to support management in times of crisis.

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February 2019

The New Board Mandate: What Does it Really Mean?

February 7 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Is the recent California law (SB-826) requiring women on boards good for corporate governance?
Should it stay? Should it go? Does it matter?
Does it help or hinder the broader question of board diversity?
How can boards ensure they have the necessary perspectives at the table?

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December 2018

Shareholder Activism: The Ins and Outs

December 13, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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As a director or executive, what should you know? What questions should you be asking? What should you do in response to an activist campaign?

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November 2018

Cyber Risk: Do You Recognize Your Organization’s Vulnerability?

November 1, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Cybersecurity is both a risk and a strategy issue in the news every day. The threat is especially significant to organizations, considering the magnitude of potential damage to their reputation, competitive standing and proprietary information.

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August 2018

Open Breakfast: AI & Robotics: A Leadership Perspective

August 23, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Our panelists Hansol Hong, Eugene Izhikevich, Gioia Messinger, and Darren Moe will discuss anticipated effects of AI and robotics on areas such as IT, operations, manufacturing, supply chain and customer-facing activities.

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July 2018

Members-Only Roundtable: Your IP Plan: Strategize Today to Maximize Tomorrow

July 26, 2018 @ 4:30 am - 6:30 am
Wells Fargo Building, 4655 Executive Drive, 9th Floor
San Diego, CA 92121 United States
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Join your peers for an insightful, interactive discussion about the in's-and-out's of developing a solid IP plan that protects you today, while allowing you to maximize future opportunities. Hosted and facilitated by Ray Wagenknecht, US Patent Attorney & Founder of the Wagenknecht IP Law Group, and Antony Novom, US Patent Attorney at the Wagenknecht IP Law Group.

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Open Breakfast: Capitalize on Near Misses

July 18, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Our expert panelists Michael J. Berthelot, Haney Hong, John Skousen, & Amy Wakeham will discuss best practices to help the board and management understand unforeseen risks, deal with crises, and limit potential damage, while allowing their organization to thrive.

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June 2018

Open Breakfast: Dare to Maximize Your Board’s Potential

June 14, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Learn from Sabrina Martucci Johnson what every CEO and C-suite executive should know about the dynamics of new and established boards.

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May 2018

Open Breakfast: Mastering Board Effectiveness: Assessment, Matrixes and Succession

May 23, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Hear what our experienced directors and industry experts Karin Eastham, Edwin A. Guiles, Phil Johnston, & Carrie Stone have to say about refreshing the board, how boards members are evaluated and how that strengthens board effectiveness and fosters a continuous feedback mindset.

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April 2018

Open Breakfast: The Right Stuff: Attracting & Keeping the Right Talent in San Diego

April 26, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Our panel of experts Janice P. Brown, Randall Clark, Scott Dobroski, & Michael E. Oclaray will provide solutions for companies to compete in attracting, hiring and retaining the best talent. They will share their own experiences and insights regarding successful solutions that will help guide key talent-related decisions. 

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March 2018

Open Breakfast: Susan Salka: Harness Your Vision to Make an Impact

March 29, 2018 @ 1:00 am - 10:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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How did a single service travel nurse organization in 1985 grow to become the industry leader in healthcare workforce solutions today? Join Susan Salka, CEO and President of AMN Healthcare, as she shares an insider's view of a leadership success story.

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February 2018

Open Breakfast: The CEO’s Role in Today’s Social Issues

February 14, 2018 @ 11:00 pm - February 15, 2018 @ 1:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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In a time where polarization is at an all-time high and information is shared rapidly, what is the role of the CEO in addressing these issues and how can they navigate these tricky waters? Our experienced panelists Tara Ceranic Salinas, Lenny Comma, Hank Nordhoffwill, & Chris Wollerman provide insights on managing these complex issues in turbulent times.T

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December 2017

Economic Outlook 2018: What’s in Store for San Diegans?

December 13, 2017 @ 11:00 pm - December 14, 2017 @ 1:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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What economic risks and opportunities will San Diego businesses face in the next 12 months? Our panel of economic experts Ray Major, Norm Miller, & Lynn Reaser will share how we can leverage today’s economic indicators and discuss how these and other critical factors, reflected by global and national economic trends, affect our own plans for growth and development.

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October 2017

The M&A Landscape: Is “Deal-Making” In Your Organization’s Future?

October 18, 2017 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Our panel Chuck Adams, Barbara Borden, Les Howe & Greg Lucier bring both experience and expertise to discussing an in-depth examination of the full cycle of a deal as well as provide insights regarding creation of value while avoiding unwelcome surprises.

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September 2017

Director of the Year Awards 2017

September 9, 2017 @ 1:00 am - 10:00 am
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May 2017

"Groupthink at Play in the Boardroom… and the Art of Challenging Consensus"

May 10, 2017 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Because most important decisions in business are made by committees, vigilance of the process is required. Dana R. Carney Ph.D., Neil Kurtz, M.D., Magda Marquet, Ph.D., & John Mutch will walk through how it happens, and our other panelists will share personal experiences as activist investors, directors, CEOs and chairmen.

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March 2017

A BIG THINK* Breakfast Event: "The Current State of Privacy: Do We Still Have the Freedom ‘to be left alone’?"

March 21, 2017 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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With the ever-expanding reach of Google and Facebook, the behind-the-scenes impact of “Search Engine Manipulation Effect” (aka autocomplete) can condition and manipulate our thinking on politics, news/current events, what we like, what we buy – everything! We’ll look at these and other techniques used to influence us, in ways most of us are unaware.

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February 2017

“How Great Boards STAY Great”

February 7, 2017 @ 11:00 pm - February 8, 2017 @ 1:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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What makes a great board? Can all the board members clearly articulate how the board adds value? How does the board actually measure its value to the organization?
Dr. Erica M. Rivera brings extensive experience in the psychological aspects of leadership and executive behavior to share research on how great boards actually do add value.

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