Frequently Asked Questions
We have had a groundswell of interest in our pair of full-day Conferences: "Proxy Disclosure Conference" and the "16th Annual Executive Compensation Conference." Below are some frequently asked questions:
No. Anyone can attend at our low rates.
The Conferences will be held on September 16th and 17th, in New Orleans 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 email@example.com 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 no-risk trial - 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, 2020.
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, 2020.
It depends on whether you attend in New Orleans 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. As we get close to the events, we will be posting a list of the states for which the Conferences are accredited. If you have CLE questions, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 "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 "16th 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 "16th 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. Proxy Disclosure/16th Annual Executive Compensation Conferences are a two-day event, Monday & Tuesday, September 16-17th. The NASPP conference is a three-day event, Tuesday-Thursday, September 17-19th.
It's confusing because the panels of the 16th Annual Executive Compensation Conference that occur on the second day of that event - Tuesday, September 17th are considered part of the 40-plus panels of the NASPP conference. But the panels of the Proxy Disclosure Conference that occur on Monday, September 16th are not part of the NASPP conference.
Some of the NASPP conference attendees decide to also register for the "Proxy Disclosure Conference" so that they can attend those panels on Monday, September 16th - they do so at a reduced rate.
The Proxy Disclosure/16th Annual Executive Compensation Conferences are a two-day event, Monday & Tuesday September 16-17th. 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 16th Annual Executive Compensation Conference. [Note that the NASPP conference is indeed available separately from this package of two conferences, however. This is described in the FAQ just above.]
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 email@example.com.
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 New Orleans, you still will have access to the archives of the video webcast until April 30, 2020 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 512.485.1288 or firstname.lastname@example.org and our Staff will make the change for you. Even when you attend in New Orleans, you still will have access to the archives of the video webcast until April 30, 2020, 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 New Orleans. Only money paid for a single license in your name can be used to upgrade to a New Orleans registration.
No. Only money paid for a single license in your name can be used to upgrade to a New Orleans 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 New Orleans will need to be made in your name.
All registrations are non-refundable.