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NIRI Philadelphia - Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with "Mergers and Margaritas" – May 5, 2015

Join the NIRI Philadelphia Chapter on May 5 for an opportunity to hear straight from C-level executives about the vital role Investor Relations plays in successful mergers and acquisitions. Learn first-hand what they think about the ways IR can make or break how a deal is perceived by investors -- including the strategic fit, the multiple paid, the financial expectations for the new business and the transaction's long-term potential for shareholder value creation. We all know that communications, particularly to investors, can be a high-stakes proposition.  

So come learn from top executives who are experienced in M&A about what they most value from IR practitioners before and after the announcement, and what has been most (or least) successful for them. This special, interactive session will include a high-level view of the role of IR throughout the key stages of the M&A process.
Then, in honor of Cinco de Mayo, you can mingle over margaritas with other IR players in a special, reserved room within Sheraton Valley Forge, conveniently located near King of Prussia. The discussion runs 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Networking on the IR topic of your choice runs from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tasty Mexico-themed snacks also will be provided. Please plan to join us for Mergers and Margaritas!

NIRI Austin/ San Antonio - Mix and Mingle Social – May 6, 2015

Come mix and mingle with your Central Texas IR counterparts! Join us Wednesday, May 6 from 5-7 p.m. on the deck at the Roaring Fork on Stonelake Boulevard for drinks and appetizers.

NIRI San Francisco - Meet the New NIRI National President Jim Cudahy – May 7, 2015

Please save the date and check the website for additional information.

NIRI Silicon Valley - Surviving Activist Engagements – May 8, 2015

Today we’ll check in with a panel of advisors and an IRO around the topic of Activism.  We’ll discuss identification of potential weaknesses, initial steps for response and shareholder outreach plans.  We’ll take a look at the role of IROs working with management, board members and advisors in strategically managing the process.  This may not be the type of experience IROs are always looking for, but given the increase in activist situations, we’ll hear about preparation, dos and don’ts and lessons learned from experienced panelists.

DLA Piper, Ed Batts, Partner
Joele Frank, Eric Brielmann, Partner
NetApp, Kris Newton, IRO
Goldman Sachs, Ian Spaulding
Moderator: Joon Huh 

NIRI Kansas City - An Economic View of 2015 at the Federal Reserve – May 12, 2015

The NIRI-KC Chapter will host a very special event at the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank next month, featuring insight on the Fed’s current economic outlook from Jun Nie, Senior Economist in the Fed's Economic Research Department. Following this presentation attendees will get a behind-the-scenes look at the K.C. Fed with a guided tour and visit to the Money Museum.

 Join us for a lively session, followed by a reception at the Bistro overlooking the Great Hall at Union Station. (Note: All attendees must bring a photo ID for entry to the Fed.)

Time:         3:00 pm - Check-in/screening at Federal Reserve Bank (must have photo ID)                                  
                   3:15 - 4:15 pm – Jun Nie's economic outlook presentation                             
                   4:15 - 5:00 pm – Tour of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank & Money Museum
                   5:15 - 6:30 pm - Chapter Reception (At Union Station)

  Location:    Federal Reserve Bank, Liberty C Conference Room, 2nd Floor
                      Followed by a reception at historic Union Station
   RSVP:        Via email by May 8, 2015 to 

NIRI New York – Inside the IR Studio – May 13, 2015

SAVE THE DATE! Inside the IR Studio, interview with Frank Golden, SVP Investor Relations, Thomson Reuters. 

NIRI Chicago - Communicating the Deal: Tips from the Trenches – May 14, 2015

According to KPMG and others, “the boom is back.” M&A has reemerged as a leading growth strategy in the United States thanks to low interest rates, record stock prices, improving employment numbers and an abundance of cash. How can your company best prepare and execute communications strategies on its transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, IPOs and spin-offs? Hear advice from our panel of experts based on their diverse, recent and real-world experiences. We’ll talk about how to combine best practice approaches with company-specific circumstances to effectively reach, influence and engage critical stakeholder groups during sensitive events in order to protect and enhance enterprise value. We’ll also cover the critical aspects of M&A and other transaction communications – including the best practices and pitfalls of deal communication, management of different constituencies, consistent messaging across audiences, preparation for proxy votes, timelines, and much more.

Panelist: Mike Steele, CFA, Vice President, Investor Relations, Office Depot, Inc.; Valvara Alva, Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer, Gogo; Mark D. Gerstein, Global Chair, Mergers and Acquisitions Practice, Latham & Watkins LLP; Moderator: Brad Wilks, Managing Director, North America Midwest Operations, MSL Group. 

NIRI Houston – N3 Happy Hour - May 14, 2015

It’s time for another NIRI Neighborhood Network (N3) happy hour! Join us for food, drinks and networking.

NIRI Rocky Mountain - Buyside Panel and Meet & Greet New National NIRI CEO & President Jim Cudahy – May 14, 2015

Save the date to meet Jim and participate in a lively discussion.  

NIRI Chicago - NIRI in Your Neighborhood West Suburban Networking Reception – May 19, 2015

Network and build relationships with your peers at this reception designed to help you meet and interact with other investor relations professionals. NIRI-Chicago networking receptions are open to NIRI-Chicago members and their invited guests.

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Registration & Networking

D.O.C Wine Bar
326 Yorktown Shopping Center
(at Highland & Butterfield)
Lombard, IL

NIRI Virtual - Award Winning IR Programs – May 19, 2015

What does an award-winning IR program look like? How can you build one at your firm?  Fresh off the podium from IR Magazine’s annual investor relations awards, we will showcase three of this year winners! 

Our panel of experts will share some key insights and tips on how to run a “best in class” IR program. Our discussion will be moderated by IR Magazine’s Neil Stewart, who will also review some of the highlights from this year’s award campaign regarding the issues that investors care about.  Please join us for a lively and informative webcast. 

NIRI St. Louis - Meet NIRI’s New CEO – May 20, 2015

Jim Cudahy recently joined NIRI as president and CEO. Meet him in person, hear his initial impression of NIRI and what he is hearing from other chapters.  This is also a great opportunity to provide your input to help shape the vision and direction of the organization whose mission is to advance the practice of investor relations and the professional competency and stature of its members. 

NIRI Los Angeles - NIRI in Your Neighborhood - Lunch with Rich Barry of NYSE – May 21, 2015

Save the date – more information to come.   Location: On the Thirty, 14622 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

NIRI Pittsburgh – Networking Event – May 21, 2015
Save the date for a chance to mingle with your peers!  More information to follow.  

NIRI San Diego –Crisis Communications:  Prepare for a Rainy Day – May 21, 2015

Spend the evening working through a crisis simulation with fellow investor-relations (IR) professionals and senior counselors to test your crisis management skills and help you prepare for that “rainy day.” Experts in crisis communications, IR, investment banking, corporate disclosure and regulatory compliance will participate in a panel discussion and provide valuable feedback on the teams’ immediate reactions, planning and ultimate outcomes.

NIRI Twin Cities - Year-end Bowling and Bocce – May 21, 2015
Come roll with us!
You are invited to have a ball with the NIRI Twin Cities Board of Directors at Pinstripes in Edina.
We’ll have bowling and bocce, as well as yummy food and drinks. Bring investor relations staff,
your spouse, partner, or guest for this high-rolling event.

Right up your alley! Bowl them over! Strike out! Spare me! Keep your eye on the ball. Keep the ball rolling. Throw a curve ball. Get on the ball. Regardless of whether you’re a pinhead, fireball, cornball, goofball, hairball, slime ball, spitball, meatball, oddball – you’re sure to have a ball with us! 

NIRI Cincinnati Tri State – Hot Trends in IR – May 27, 2015

Meet Jim Cudahy, NIRI's new CEO! Jim will provide an update on NIRI's top priorities and preview the upcoming Annual Conference. In addition, Ipreo's Sean Henderson will facilitate a discussion of Hot Trends in IR.  

NIRI New York - IR Leadership: Mastering Trust, Integrity & Credibility – May 28, 2015

Join us on Thursday, May 28th for a half day leadership event that will address how credibility and ethical challenges intersect with the investor relations role. While an IRO’s interaction with outside stakeholders is largely regulated with bright line rules, there is little guidance for the gray areas and where your obligation stands to yourself, your organization, the board and shareholders.

How IRO’s deal with ethical dilemmas is the focus of the afternoon workshop, which will be led by Thomas Donaldson, Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at Wharton School of Business.

The program will conclude with an interview with Anne M. Mulcahy, former Xerox CEO, board member of Johnson & Johnson and Target, and one of America’s most revered corporate leaders. Anne will share personal strategies that guided her through her extraordinary career including fostering organizational loyalty, and achieving outstanding performance with integrity. 
Seating for the workshops is limited, so register today!

NIRI Virtual – Virtual Café Chats - Board/IRO Interaction – May 28, 2015

Share and learn how IROs are evolving their interactions with, and reporting to, the board of directors, and how IROs are facilitating more direct contact between their board and institutional investors (not just with activists).

NIRI Dallas* Ft. Worth – Chief Economist from Comerica Bank - May 29, 2015

Featured panelist: Robert A. Dye Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Comerica Bank

Dr. Dye will discuss how the price of Oil & Gas is impacting the Texas and DFW economies and will share with attendees his outlook and some key milestones to keep an eye on in the coming year.

Registration details to follow at a later date! 

NIRI Chicago - NIRI-Chicago Annual Meeting and Boat Cruise – June 14, 2015

NIRI-Chicago will launch the NIRI Annual Conference in the finest Chicago style – with a boat cruise. Our pre-conference reception aboard the custom-designed luxury cruise vessel Chicago's First Lady will take the place of our usual annual meeting later in June. We embark at 4:45 p.m. from the dock of Chicago's First Lady Cruises, right across the street from the NIRI conference hotel (look for the blue awning; directions). Your NIRI-Chicago colleagues and guests will enjoy drinks, appetizers and networking before the conference officially begins at 6 p.m. Please join us for the cruise even if you’re not attending the conference.

NIRI Virtual - You are Invited! - June 14, 2015

Few things are as fun as LOUNGING like a LIZARD after a long hard day of SLITHERING around NIRI workshops, SNAPPING UP successful tips.  For hours you’ve ABSORBED light for your career path, SCHMOOZED like a SALAMANDER, and GOOGLED like GECHOS.
After all that activity, RELAXING like a REPTILE is a no-brainer, PARTY with the pros and IDLE IGUANA style at NIRI Virtual’s Lounge Lizard Party at the NIRI National Annual Conference.  Join us:  June 14, 9:00pm. – 1:30am in the Wrigley Room at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago.  

NIRI Orange County - Celebrate Summer! Social and Year-End Event – June 18, 2015

Be sure to mark your calendar for our end of the year social.   The event will be held at JT Schmid’s at the District in Tustin starting at 5:00 pm.   Check the Orange County website for additional information as it becomes available.

NIRI Houston – Missed Conference – Get the Scoop! – June 23, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
11:30am – Noon – Registration
Noon – 1:00pm – Luncheon and Panel Discussion

Where:  Brennan’s, 3300 Smith Street, Houston, TX 77006

NIRI Los Angeles - Spring Social – June 25, 2015

Join us at the Santa Monica Beach Club to meet the 2015/2016 NIRI LA Board and get an update on “Best of” topics from the NIRI 2015 Conference. 

NIRI Silicon Valley – Golf Outing, Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Event – June 25, 2015

Grab a few friends, build a foursome (or allow us to add you to one), invite the boss and share a great experience.

Whether you're a low handicapper or a duffer, we've got a day for you! A beautiful, historic course, sunshine, a fun day with colleagues ... what could be a better way to wrap up your annual NIRI Silicon Valley season?

Then .. join us for our annual meeting and vote your proxy -- it takes moments! Then, allow us to celebrate YOU with our annual member appreciation event. Drinks and dinner on us!

Proxy will be mailed approximately two weeks prior to event.

NIRI Boston - NIRI Boston Golf Tournament & Summer Bash – June 29, 2015

Come join your fellow NIRI Boston colleagues and guests at beautiful Indian Ridge Country Club on Monday, June 29th for a day of golf and/or a night of socializing to close out our 2014-15 programming year.  Registration for the golf tournament and lunch begins at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. sharp. The best ball tournament will include longest drive and closest to the pin contests. Whether you are a scratch golfer or a bona fide hacker, please join us for an afternoon of sunshine and fun. NIRI Boston golfers are encouraged to invite members of their management teams to the tournament.
After the tournament, we will have a casual dinner reception beginning at 6 p.m. for both golfers and non-golfers to celebrate another successful programming year.  During dinner, we will be entertained by one of the area's most popular comedians.  Entry to the dinner will be complimentary for non-golfer NIRI Boston members and a guest.
Located in Andover, Indian Ridge Country Club has been voted the #1 golf course in the Merrimack Valley. In addition to a fabulous 18 Hole, Par 72 championship course, the club's heated swimming pool and tennis facilities will be available to all event registrants on the day of the event.