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December 2021

2022 Economic Outlook

December 16 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

Acceleration in remote work, mass resignations and automation trends will require more and more people to switch occupations and learn new skills. Now more than ever, boards of directors and corporate leaders must work together to prepare their workforce of the future for the shift that lies ahead.

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November 2021

Workforce of the Future

November 30 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

Acceleration in remote work, mass resignations and automation trends will require more and more people to switch occupations and learn new skills. Now more than ever, boards of directors and corporate leaders must work together to prepare their workforce of the future for the shift that lies ahead.

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Essentials of Corporate Directorship: Preparing for Your First Board Seat

November 18 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
BDO Office, 3570 Carmel Mountain Rd., Suite 400
San Diego, 92130
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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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October 2021

Anatomy of a Cyber Ransom

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

Over the last decade, more and more cases are in the news discussing how very significant organizations can no longer operate because access to their data and functionality of their computers is being held for ransom. These attacks have become professionalized and some estimates place damages at hundreds of millions per year. Our experts will break down the “evidence” and provide techniques of prevention and/or harm mitigation.

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September 2021

A Fireside Chat with Mayor Gloria

September 22 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA, CA 92037 United States

As a significant player in the gig economy, Uber has often been in the spotlight, and each step or misstep is regularly debated in the media. Find out what it takes to be a part of what has been called a “once-in-a-generation company” and hear a candid and in-depth conversation about the challenges and opportunities that today’s leaders in the high-tech world face.

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Director of the Year Awards

September 9 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 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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July 2021

Members-Only Welcome Back Reception

July 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

As a significant player in the gig economy, Uber has often been in the spotlight, and each step or misstep is regularly debated in the media. Find out what it takes to be a part of what has been called a “once-in-a-generation company” and hear a candid and in-depth conversation about the challenges and opportunities that today’s leaders in the high-tech world face.

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June 2021

What’s New in ESG?

June 23 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA, CA 92037 United States

As a significant player in the gig economy, Uber has often been in the spotlight, and each step or misstep is regularly debated in the media. Find out what it takes to be a part of what has been called a “once-in-a-generation company” and hear a candid and in-depth conversation about the challenges and opportunities that today’s leaders in the high-tech world face.

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April 2021

Uber’s Journey: A Fireside Chat with Keir Gumbs

April 28 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA, CA 92037 United States

As a significant player in the gig economy, Uber has often been in the spotlight, and each step or misstep is regularly debated in the media. Find out what it takes to be a part of what has been called a “once-in-a-generation company” and hear a candid and in-depth conversation about the challenges and opportunities that today’s leaders in the high-tech world face.

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March 2021

Aspiring Directors: Pathways to a Board Seat

March 24 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA, CA 92037 United States

Join us for an engaging discussion on what it means to be appointed as a Director of a Board by sharing the experiences of long term Director David Pyott, newly appointed Director Christine Scheunemann, and George Anderson, who regularly represents Boards looking for their next…

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Un-packing SPACS: Risks, Rewards and Everything in Between

March 4 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA, CA 92037 United States

Thank You to Our Sponsors!         Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACS) have exploded as an increasingly popular way for private companies to go public.  There were more SPAC IPOs in 2020 than traditional IPOs.  The market for SPAC IPOs and so-called “de-SPAC”…

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February 2021

Mergers & Acquisitions Workshop: A Mock Boardroom Scenario

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online, CA United States

Be the decision-maker in this mergers and acquisitions (M&A) workshop, which will use a mock boardroom setting to incorporate the many key aspects of the M&A process. The discussion will be facilitated by M&A legal and financial professionals that will tie in current, real-life examples…

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Directors Forum 2021

February 1 @ 10:00 am - February 3 @ 2:15 pm
Online, CA United States

In light of our changed reality, and with increasingly stringent requirements, directors, management and investors must now lead their organizations through uncharted territory. Our 16th annual conference – held in partnership with University of California Berkeley Center for Law and Business – will provide an open forum…

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November 2020

Where Innovation and Value Chain Meet

November 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA, CA 92037 United States

Thank You to Our Sponsor!             Value-chain management plays a critical role in the complexity of supply chains. Directors face the evolving marketplace, which demands boundaryless thinking to ensure a supply chain that reacts quickly to continuously changing needs.  Our…

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October 2020

When Disruption Maximizes Opportunity

October 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA, CA 92037 United States

Life has suddenly and unexpectedly been disrupted for everyone, whether you are a board director or on the management team. We didn’t make a conscious choice to disrupt our lives or our company’s stability; circumstances made it for us. In this session, techniques to turn…

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Fireside Chat with Jenny Ming and Richard Bennett

October 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA, CA 92037 United States

Join our Fireside Chat with Jenny Ming, former President & CEO of Charlotte Russe, and former President of Old Navy, as she discusses her career and leadership journey with interviewer extraordinaire, Rick Bennett, President & CEO of ValueEdge Advisors. Hear from one of the most…

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September 2020

End-of-Summer Networking Social (Members-Only)

September 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual, CA United States

Networking, networking, networking! Corporate Directors Forum is excited to launch our new virtual platform, Remo, which is a virtual space that empowers people to freely communicate and connect with each other “face-to-face.” Join us over lunch for a fun, Members-Only hour of independent, free-flowing virtual…

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August 2020

Preparing for a Future-Ready Workforce

August 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA, CA 92037 United States

We find ourselves living “in interesting times,” which may stay “interesting” for longer than anticipated. Our current reality has created an entirely different future and has accelerated the pace of human capital transformation. In our new normal, boards of directors are pressed to review their workforce strategies…

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Top Privacy, Cyber & Regulatory Mistakes Boards Can Avoid

August 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA, CA 92037 United States

As boards respond to the challenges and limitations regarding privacy, cyber and related regulatory issues, one of their key goals is to avoid costly mistakes, with a focus on making savvy, highly effective decisions that will safeguard the organization. As privacy and cybersecurity converge, it is…

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July 2020

Preparing Your Board Bio

July 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA, CA 92037 United States

Come learn how to prepare your board bio as you seek a director position.

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Essentials of Corporate Directorship: Preparing for Your First Board Seat

July 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA, CA 92037 United States

Public companies are continuously searching for qualified board candidates. The new California mandate, requiring the inclusion of women on boards, creates even greater demand. Understand the full scope of what it means to be a director on a publicly-traded company board. Let the Corporate Directors…

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Evolution in the Boardroom: Building a Data-Driven Culture

July 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA, CA 92037 United States

Data can be one of the organizations most powerful tools and serve as an accelerator to empower innovation.  It is critical that a company capture and analyze new information and trends that could impact its business outcomes. Most organizations today are data-rich. The amount of…

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June 2020

A Moment of Truth: The Board’s Role in a New Reality

June 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA, CA 92037 United States

At this uniquely challenging time, where crises have collided, boards of directors are facing a new reality brought about by a pandemic and the explosion of issues related to equality, diversity and inclusion. Our panel of experts will discuss how – at this moment of truth…

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May 2020

Overcoming a Disrupted Supply Chain

May 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA, CA 92037 United States

Our experts will discuss the impact of this disruption and offer solutions to overcoming major breakdowns in the production and distribution of a supply chain.

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Succession Planning in an Unpredictable Time

May 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA, CA 92037 United States

One of the top priorities of a company’s board of directors is ensuring that an effective CEO succession plan is in place. To achieve this goal, the board must focus on identifying and developing experienced, highly qualified executives who will be equipped to step into key roles when necessary. When the right leader is on top, with a successor identified, the risks to both business continuity and organizational performance is significantly reduced. Our

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April 2020

Pivoting Strategies: Corporate Leadership’s New Reality

April 16, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA, CA 92037 United States

Boards of directors, CEOs and organizational leaders are being faced with abrupt shifts in every facet of their business in a new reality, which was unimaginable just a few months ago. Join us to hear from experienced CEOs and board directors about resilience and what it takes to pivot effectively in the midst of turmoil and uncertainty.

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March 2020

Human Capital: Strategizing for the Next Decade

March 5, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

The transformation of today’s workforce makes it imperative to manage talent as a key strategic asset. The evolving skills that an organization needs are a significant component of human capital and associated strategies. As an intangible asset not listed on a company’s balance sheet, effective human capital oversight is critical for an organization to achieve its goals and remain agile.

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February 2020

Has the Notion of Business Ethics Become Passé?

February 18, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

Is there a legitimate role for ethics as a driver of business behavior in our increasingly transactional world? Though the question may sound unduly provocative, company boards and executives – without necessarily even realizing it – are often forced to confront this issue. What role should ethics play in business decision-making, and has the answer to this question changed as the characteristics of shareholders and stakeholders has evolved over the years?

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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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