Frequently Asked Questions
We have had a groundswell of interest in our pair of full-day Conferences: "Tackling Your 2018 Compensation Disclosures: Pay Ratio & Proxy Disclosure Conference" and the "Say-on-Pay Workshop Conference: 14th Annual Executive Compensation Conference." Below are some frequently asked questions:
No. Anyone can attend at our low rates.
The Conferences will be held on October 17th and 18th, in Washington DC and by Live Video Webcast (and archived if you have a conflict on any of those dates).
Here are the agendas for the conferences. 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. The Conferences will be practical and will be critical - so every person involved with drafting proxy disclosures or in the executive pay processes should attend.
Here are our Conference Package Rates. There is one cost for the pair of full-day Conferences. Note that we have priced this Conference Package to encourage the largest possible attendance.
If you need any assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 925.685.5111 (note this is a West Coast phone number, operative between 8 am - 4 pm West Coast time).
With the stakes so high now for those involved with drafting proxy disclosures and establishing pay practices, 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 TheCorporateCounsel.net and CompensationStandards.com. (Even if you have an existing membership to TheCorporateCounsel.net or CompensationStandards.com) 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).
Here's what you'll need to watch the video:
If you register for the Conferences, you will have access to the video/audio archives of the Conferences until April 30, 2018.
We will be archiving every single minute of the Conferences - so you can go back and watch the Conferences at any time until April 30, 2018.
It depends on whether you attend in Washington DC or via the nationwide webcast. Lawyers can earn CLE for most states if they attend live - and even earn credit in certain states if they attend live by video webcast. Here is a list of the states for which the Conferences are accredited. If you have CLE questions, send them to email@example.com.Here are FAQs about CLE.
Unfortunately, no CPE credits are available for attending the Conferences.
Sure, at the same rate as members. See #1 above.
The "Tackling Your 2018 Compensation Disclosures: Proxy Disclosure Conference" is a full-day conference that focuses solely on how to implement the SEC's executive compensation disclosure rules and is a must for anyone involved with drafting or reviewing proxy disclosures.
In contrast, the "Say-on-Pay Workshop Conference: 14th Annual Executive Compensation Conference" is an intensive one-day conference that focuses on how to put your best foot forward in a say-on-pay world and implement responsible executive compensation practices. Although there is some guidance that will be imparted during the "14th 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 what compensation committees should be doing now.
This can be confusing - they are two separate events, but there is a small overlap. The Pay Ratio/Proxy Disclosure Conference is a two-day event, Tuesday & Wednesday, October 17-18th. The NASPP conference is a three-day event, Wednesday-Friday, October 18-20th.
It's confusing because the panels of the Pay Ratio/Proxy Disclosure Conference that occur on the second day of that event - Wednesday, October 18th are considered part of the 40-plus panels of the NASPP conference. But the panels of the Pay Ratio/Proxy Disclosure Conference that occur on Tuesday, October 17th are not part of the NASPP conference.
Some of the NASPP conference attendees decide to also register for the Pay Ratio/Proxy Disclosure Conference so that they can attend those panels on Tuesday, October 17th - they do so at a reduced rate.
No. Many have asked us to simplify our registration processes and the most logical thing to do was to combine them into one package. It is rare that those involved in proxy disclosure drafting and review would not also significantly benefit from the Executive Compensation Conference.
No. However, an archive of each panel will be available - something that is not available for most other conferences.
Yes, you can post your questions on the Q&A Forums of TheCorporateCounsel.net or CompensationStandards.com at any time. In the alternative, you can e-mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
However, due to limited available time, the panelists will not be able to answer questions during the Conferences. But they will be helping to answer questions posted in the Q&A Forums.
Yes. When you attend in Washington DC, you still will have access to the archives of the video webcast until April 30, 2018 at no extra cost - this will help you when you are drafting and reviewing your proxy disclosures or setting pay practices.
Just contact our Headquarters at 925.685.5111 or email@example.com and our Staff will make the change for you. Even when you attend in Washington DC, you still will have access to the archives of the video webcast until April 30, 2018, to help you when you are drafting and reviewing your proxy disclosures or setting pay practices.
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.
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 DC will need to be made in your name.
All registrations are non-refundable.