Frequently Asked Questions

We have had a groundswell of interest for the "Implementing the SEC's New Executive Compensation Disclosures: What You Need to Do Now!" Conference. Below are some frequently asked questions:

  1. Can I receive the member discount on conference rates if someone else at my company/firm is a member of or

    No. You can only receive the member discount if you are a member. However, you might be at a company/firm that has an Unlimited or Firmwide license that enables you to get the special rate. 

    In other words, if you work in an office that is covered by either an Unlimited or Firmwide license to – you are eligible for the member discount. However, if someone in your office has a single membership and you don't – you need to become a member yourself to receive the member discount.

    If you are uncertain as to whether you are a member of or, send us an email at and we can let you know.

  2. When will the SEC adopt rules implementing the new executive compensation proposals?

    They have – so it's time to act and obtain the critical guidance you will need for this proxy season.

    An Unheard of Guarantee. Remember that we are so confident that this Conference will be the definitive conference on implementing the new rules that we offer something that no one else does: a "guarantee." If at any time you are not completely satisfied with the Conference, simply tell us and we will refund the entire cost. So if you decide at some point that you are not happy with the timing of the Conference, you can always ask for your money back.

  3. When will you know what day the Conference will be held and who will be speaking at the Conference?

    Now that the SEC has adopted final rules, we have decided to hold the Conference on September 11th and 12th.

    Here is the Full Agenda, including a list of speakers. Those that listen to our webcasts know the caliber of our content and that we carefully select our speakers so that practical guidance is the order of the day. This Conference will be practical and will be critical for every person involved with drafting proxy disclosures to attend.

  4. How much does the Conference Cost?

    Our pricing is available here. Note that we have priced this Conference to encourage the largest possible attendance and members of and can attend at less than half the regular rate! It's not too late to become a member of or to qualify for the member rate - and gain access to all the valuable information on these sites.

    If you need any assistance, please contact us at or 925.685.5111 (note this is a West Coast phone number, operative between 8 am – 4 pm West Coast time).

  5. Why does my company/firm need a Firmwide users license?

    With the stakes so high now for those involved with drafting proxy disclosures, many companies and law firms are taking advantage of the Firmwide Membership Center-so that all your outside directors and staff can access the many resources on and (Even if you have an existing membership to or, you can upgrade to a Firmwide license and enable all your outside directors and staff to access this crucial program; you will receive a credit for any money you have already paid).  

  6. If I plan to watch the webcast by video webcast, what type of equipment and connection will I need?

    Here's what you'll need to watch the video (or listen to audio only):

    1. At least a 28.8Kbps connection to the Internet for audio only. At least a 56Kbps connection to the Internet to view the video. (However, for video, 100 Kbps is preferable.)

    2. You will need one of the following two "players" to access the video webcast: click here to check whether you already have the Windows Media Player or RealPlayer, which also allows you to determine whether you have the proper connectivity or any potential firewall issues.

    3. If you don't have it, you will need the free Windows Media Player (download here) or the free RealPlayer (download here). Please note that after downloading the software, you must install it. Simply downloading the software will not allow access to the archive. Downloading and/or installing the software may require permission from your network administrator.

    4. Remember that you need to use your Conference ID/password to access the video webcast. Your ID/password for or will not work to access the video webcast.

      If you still experience difficulty getting in, you may need to delete your "cookies" before you enter your Conference ID/password, as many of you have dropped a cookie with your ID/password for or (so that you don't need to re-enter those every time you visit the site). By first deleting the cookies on your computer (which you can do by going to "Tools" on your browser, selecting "Internet Options" and click on "delete cookies"), you can then input the Conference ID/password.

    5. If you are still unable to access the archive, contact your IT department.

  7. For how long will I have access to the video/audio archives of the Conference?

    If you register for the Conference, you will have access to the video/audio archives of the Conference until December 31, 2007.

  8. What if I can't watch the Conference because I am too busy that day?

    We will be archiving every single minute of the Conference – so you can go back and watch/listen to the Conference at any time until the end of 2007.

  9. Can I earn continuing education credit for attending the Conference?

    It depends on whether you attend in Washington DC or via the nationwide webcast. Here is a list of which states have approved this Conference for CLE, either for the video webcast or in DC. Please contact us at if you have any questions.

    Unfortunately, no CPE credits are available for attending the Conference. However, directors can earn continuing education credit as this program is accredited by ISS. To obtain credit, you will just need to let ISS know which directors attended the Conference.

  10. Can I pay for the Conference even though I am not a member of or

    Sure. But note that it costs less to pay for both the Conference and a membership to one of the sites than to pay the non-member conference rates. We believe that nearly all members of and will decide to attend the Conference.

    You should note that this Conference is priced so that it's cheaper than any other comparable conference rate we can find because we value your membership!

  11. Do I have to be a member of both and to get the member rate?

    It depends. You have to be a member of both to take advantage of the $995 rate if you attend in Washington DC - if you are a member of just or, the rate is $1295 to attend in DC.

    On the other hand, you only have to be a member of either or to get the member rate if you plan to attend by video webcast only. You don't have to be a member of both.

  12. Can NASPP members take advantage of the special member rate to this Conference?

    Yes, the NASPP has made a special arrangement so that NASPP members can obtain a single license to this Conference using the member rates available to or members. For example, NASPP members can attend live in Washington DC for the member rate of $1295.

  13. What is the difference between this Conference and the "3rd Annual Executive Compensation Conference" that will be held on October 12th?

    This two-day Conference focuses solely on how to implement the SEC's new executive compensation disclosure rules and is a must for anyone involved with drafting or reviewing proxy disclosures.

    In comparison, the "3rd Annual Executive Compensation Conference" is an intensive one-day conference (although it has extra content making it well over 10 hours in length) that focuses on how to implement responsible executive compensation practices. Although there is some guidance that will be imparted during the "3rd Annual Executive Compensation Conference" on how to draft and review proxy compensation disclosures, there also will be guidance provided on a wider variety of practices, such as how to implement tally sheets and what compensation committees should be doing now.

    The "3rd Annual Executive Compensation Conference" is a must for directors and anyone involved with advising boards as to their compensation practices.

  14. If my company/firm signs up to watch the Conference, what type of ID/password will we get?

    To make it easy, your organization would use the same ID/password you currently use for those sites – so in a sense, your company/firm would “piggyback” on what ID/password you already have. This alleviates administrative headaches involved with juggling multiple IDs and passwords.

  15. Will written transcripts of the panels from the Conference be made available?

    No. However, a video archive of each panel will be available - something is not available for most other conferences.

  16. Can I ask questions before, during or after the Conference?

    Yes, you can post your questions on the Q&A Forums of or at any time. In the alternative, you can e-mail them to

    However, due to limited available time, the panelists will not be able to answer questions during the Conference. But they will be helping to answer questions posted in the Q&A Forums.

  17. If I attend the Conference in Washington DC, can I still get access to the video archive of the Conference?

    Yes, when you attend in Washington DC, you still will have access to the archives of the video webcast until the end of 2007 at no extra cost - this will help you when you are drafting and reviewing your proxy disclosures.

  18. If I already registered for the video webcast of the Conference and now want to attend live in Washington DC, what do I need to do?

    Just contact our Headquarters at 925.685.5111 or and our Staff will apply the money you paid for a single license to the video webcast to the registration rate applicable for Washington DC attendance. Even when you attend in Washington DC, you still will have access to the archives of the video webcast until the end of 2007, to help you when you are drafting and reviewing your proxy disclosures.

    Note that if your company/firm paid for a firmwide or unlimited license to the video webcast, you are unable to apply the money paid for those licenses for attendance in Washington DC. Only money paid for a single license in your name can be used to upgrade to a Washington DC registration.

  19. If my company/firm paid for a firmwide (or unlimited) license to the video webcast, am I able to apply the money already paid for that license so I can attend in Washington DC?

    No. Only money paid for a single license in your name can be used to upgrade to a Washington DC registration. The rationale is that others in your company/firm will still benefit from being able to attend via video webcast, which was priced at very reasonable rates - so a new registration for attending in Washington will need to be made in your name.

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