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Agenda Overview

The NIRI Annual Conference is the world’s largest and most comprehensive IR Event, with three days dedicated to your professional development and networking. With dozens of education offerings in a variety of new and exciting formats, there will be plenty of time to form connections with your peers while meeting your goals and objectives. Be sure to take advantage of the wealth of expertise offered by the service provider community as you explore the IR Showcase and discover products and services to enhance your work in IR.

Check the Session Descriptions for more details!

*Agenda subject to change
  • Saturday, June 9, 2018
Pre-Conference Seminar: Understanding Earnings (Separate registration)

 Pre-conference educational seminar on Saturday. Separate registration required. Lunch will be provided.

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
NIRI Volunteer Appreciation Dinner (By invitation only)

This Saturday evening gala is a special "thank you" to high-profile NIRI volunteers for their work supporting the organization and IR industry. Attendance by invitation only from NIRI.

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sunday, June 10, 2018
NIRI Golf Classic (Separate registration)

Bear’s Best Golf Club

NIRI will again host its popular Golf Classic on Sunday morning with breakfast provided beforehand at the Club. Tee time is at 8:00 am. Limited space is available and advanced registration is required. Click here to Register and learn more. Additional information will be sent to registered participants the week prior to the conference.

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Pre-Conference Seminar: Think Like an Analyst (Separate registration)

 Pre-conference educational seminar. Separate registration required. Lunch will be provided.

8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Pre-Conference Seminar: Best in Class Investor Presentations (Separate registration)

Palmer 2

 Pre-conference educational seminar on Sunday. Separate registration required. Learn more and register here.

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
IR Bootcamps

Conference bootcamps are open to all attendees registered for the Annual Conference and included with the registration fee. Bootcamps include the IRO "Teach In" hosted by Edelman Financial Communications and the Shareholder Activism Bootcamp hosted by Vinson & Elkins LLP.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Global IR Summit - Hosted by BNY Mellon

Part 1: Embracing Diverse IR Skill Sets to Maximize Your IR Activities
Part 2: Who is Buying Your Equity Today? How to Engage with the Changing Shareholder Base


3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
New to NIRI Conference Orientation Session

Palmer 2

Are you new to the NIRI Annual Conference or haven't attended for a couple of years? This session is open to all attendees and offers tips on how to get the best ROI from your time out of the office including featured sessions, the best networking opportunities and tips for post-conference networking and continued learning. 

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
IRC Reception (By invitation only)

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
IR Showcase Opening and Welcome Reception

Join NIRI and exhibitors for the opening of the IR Showcase on Sunday evening. Network with exhibitors and colleagues while enjoying a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres. 

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Monday, June 11, 2018
IR Showcase Open

Exhibits open in the IR Showcase.

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Breakfast in the IR Showcase

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
General Sessions

8:30 am-8:45 am - Conference Welcome & Introduction
8:45 am-9:45 am - Opening Keynote - How Technology Is Shaping the Capital Markets of Tomorrow
9:50 am-10:40 am- Keynote - Unlocking the Power of Financial Media with CNBC’s Brian Sullivan
10:40 am-11:15 am - NIRI Advocacy Update 

8:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Lunch in the IR Showcase

Lunch in the IR Showcase with exhibitors.

11:20 AM - 1:20 PM
Concurrent Sessions

Attend your choice of four concurrent sessions addressing hot topics in the IR industry.

1:20 PM - 5:20 PM
Evening Reception

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
IR Showcase Open

Exhibits open in the IR Showcase. 

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Breakfast in the IR Showcase

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Senior Roundtable Breakfast (By invitation only)

Alsace 2

Enjoy great conversation and more networking time with the many NIRI Senior Roundtable members attending #NIRI18 at this SRT-exclusive breakfast. 

*Please note: Senior Roundtable membership and advance registration required

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
General Sessions

8:30 am-9:15 am - Bulls, Bears, Unicorns, and Proxy Wars: The Battle for Clarity and Common Sense in Today’s Capital Markets
9:30 am-10:30 am- ESG Goes Mainstream

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Industry Breakouts and Networking

Small group discussion with industry professionals open to all attendees. 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch & Learn - Thought Leader Sessions

LaFleur, Margaux, Mouton

"Lunch and Learn" sponsored sessions. Sessions sponsored by: Business Wire, Corbin Advisors, Nasdaq, and Rivel Research Group.  

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Concurrent Sessions

Tuesday breakout sessions addressing hot topics important to the IR industry. Attendees will have a choice of four sessions.

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
General Session

4:10 PM - 5:10 PM
Closing Reception in the IR Showcase

Don't miss your last chance to network with exhibitors in the IR Showcase. Enjoy refreshments and mingle with exhibitors and colleagues. 

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Concurrent Sessions

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
General Sessions

9:50 am-10:50 am - A Bend in the Road - The Global Economic Perspective
10:50 am-11:50 am - Spy the Lie: Tradecraft for the IR Professional

9:50 AM - 12:00 PM


Additional registration required


NIRI Golf Classic
Cost:  $165/player Rentals:  $75/set

Sunday, June 10, 2018
Learn More & Register


Yoga (free)

Monday, June 11, 2018

Fitness Bootcamp (free)

Tuesday, June 12, 2018