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From the basics to advanced investor relations, the annual conference is designed to meet the needs of attendees. You'll find engaging panel sessions, topic roundtable discussions, industry summits, workshops and insightful keynote speakers.

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Saturday - June 13, 2015
Time Session Type Title
9:00-5:00 pm Seminar Finance 101 for IR Corporate Communications       Register
12:00-5:00 pm Seminar Keys to Successful Investor Presentations       Register
6:30-8:30 pm Dinner NIRI Volunteer Reception and Dinner Event (by invitation)
Sunday - June 14, 2015
Time Session Type Title
11:00 am-8:00 pm Registration  
1:00-3:00 pm Conference Workshop Capital Markets: Trading, Tracking, and Telling
1:00-3:00 pm Conference Workshop Social media: Friend or Foe for Reaching Target Audiences?
1:00-3:00 pm Conference Workshop Connecting Strategy, Business Management and Shareholder Value
1:00-3:00 pm Conference Workshop The Art of Networking: Building a Strategic Network to Enhance Your IR Career
3:00-4:00 pm Global IR Summit Program Taking Your Investment Story Global - Part 1: The Value of Engaging International Investors
4:00-5:00 pm Global IR Summit Program Taking Your Investment Story Global - Part 2:
Successful Strategies for Building an International Outreach Program
5:15-6:00 pm Global IR Summit Reception  
6-8pm Welcome Reception  
MONDAY - June 15, 2015
Time Session Type Title
7:30-5:00 pm Registration  
6:00-7:00 am Yoga  
7:00-8:00am Attendee Breakfast  
8:15-8:30am Conference Welcome & NIRI CEO Introduction  
8:30-9:30am General Session Focusing Capital on the Long Term
Dominic Barton, CEO, McKinsey & Company
9:30-10:30am General Session Corporate Leadership: Do CEOs Prepare for the Sprint or the Long Distance
10:30-11:15am Break in the Service Showcase  
11:30am-12:30pm Concurrent Sessions The Evolution of Corporate Access: Impact Across the Globe
11:30am-12:30pm Concurrent Sessions Are You "Bait"? How to Avoid Becoming an Activist Target
11:30am-12:30pm Concurrent Sessions Investor Relations in an M&A World
11:30am-12:30pm Concurrent Sessions Expanding Your Sphere of Influence: Opportunity for Multi-disciplinary Roles
11:30am-12:30pm Concurrent Sessions How to Maximize Your Effectiveness with the Sell-Side
12:30-1:45pm Lunch Followed by Dessert in the Service Showcase  
12:30-1:45pm Senior Titled Luncheon (by invitation)  
2:00-3:15pm Concurrent Sessions Engaging Financial Media, Trade Publications, and Bloggers to Enhance an Investor Relations Program
2:00-3:15pm Concurrent Sessions Five Cities in Five Days: Getting the Most from NDRs, Equity Sales and Sell-Side Analysts
2:00-3:15pm Concurrent Sessions Investor Perspective in the Boardroom
2:00-3:15pm Concurrent Sessions Advice from the Fellows
2:00-3:15pm Concurrent Sessions A New Era of Market Intelligence: Getting the Maximum ROI
3:15-4:00pm Break in the Service Showcase  
4:00-5:00 pm Topic Roundtable Breakouts  
4:00-5:00 pm Topic Vignettes Keys to Hosting a Successful Analyst Day
4:00-5:00 pm Topic Vignettes Competing for Capital: Challenging Conventional Wisdom on Global Institutional Investors
4:00-5:00 pm Topic Vignettes It All Comes Down to Trust
6:00-8:00 pm Monday Night Event - NIRI' Taste of Chicago: Toast, Talk and Taste  
TUESDAY - June 16, 2015
Time Session Type Title
7:30-5pm Registration  
7:00-8:00am Early Riser Session Breakfast Conversation with NIRI's CEO
7:00-8:00am Attendee Breakfast  
8:15-8:30am General Session NIRI Fellows Recognition
8:30-9:30am General Session CFO's Unplugged: Straight Talk from the Front Line
9:30-10:30am General Session Managing the Markets
A Fireside Chat with Rick Santelli
10:30-11:15am Break in the Service Showcase  
11:30am-12:30pm Concurrent Sessions CSR, ESG, and SRI: the ABC's of today's non-financial reporting
11:30am-12:30pm Concurrent Sessions When Materiality Matters: Excercising Judgement in the Gray Areas
11:30am-12:30pm Concurrent Sessions Guidance Practices: When to Change and What to Change
11:30am-12:30pm Concurrent Sessions The Empowered IRO: A Strategic Asset to Management and the Board
11:30am-12:30pm Concurrent Sessions (by invitation) for Senior Roundtable members Enterprise Risk Management: Dealing with and Discussing Emerging Risks
12:30-1:45pm Lunch Followed by Dessert in the Service Showcase  
1:30-2:30pm Thought Leadership Sessions Hosted by: Ipreo, Business Wire, Investis, Corbin Perception Group, Rivel Research Group, Bloomberg, NASDAQ
2:30-3:00pm Break in the Service Showcase  
3:00-4:00pm Concurrent Sessions Crisis Management: How to Best Navigate and Resolve
3:00-4:00pm Concurrent Sessions Looking to the Future: How Macroeconomic Trends Impact Your Stock
3:00-4:00pm Concurrent Sessions From Europe to the U.S.: Navigating the Corporate Governance Landscape
3:00-4:00pm Concurrent Sessions Best In Show - 2015 IR Awards Winners
3:00-4:00pm Concurrent Sessions An Insider's View - What IR Can Expect from D.C.
4:15-5:15pm Industry Summits Industry-based Group Discussions
5:15-6:30pm Closing Night Service Showcase Reception  
Evening Open Night  
Wednesday - June 17, 2015
Time What Location
7:30-12:00 pm Registration  
7:00-8:00am Attendee Breakfast  
8:15-9:30am General Session Evaluating the Economy
Jason Schenker, Prestige Economics
9:30-10:30am General Session Relevance, Role and Returns: The Changing Face of the Buyside
11:00-12:30pm Conference Workshops Activism 101: What to Do When Activists Knock at Your Door
Conference Workshops Insight into Options Trading & Tour of Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE)
Conference Workshops Setting your Career in Motion: The Profile of a Highly Valued IR Professional
Respect Our Community: Please do not accept meetings with service providers who are not sponsors; sponsor events must not conflict with a scheduled NIRI event, and transportation from the Hyatt Regency Chicago must not start until after the end of a scheduled event.

To get the most out of conference, schedule to arrive by 11 a.m. Sunday (6/14) and depart after 2 p.m. Wednesday (6/17).

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