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2015 National Conference  

Important Dates

May 20, 2015 - Last day to cancel registration to receive a full refund, minus $100.

May 26, 2015 - Childcare forms must be received in order to guarantee participation in the Society's childcare program.

May 27, 2015 - Deadline for early registration discount.

June 2, 2015 - Hotel room block expires at Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.

June 3, 2015 - Last day to cancel registration to receive 50% refund, minus $100.


"My expectations are high and I am never disappointed. All of the speakers were very knowledgeable on their subject matters."

"Caliber of panels was outstanding!"

"Interesting to hear a different point of view and unique challenges for small/micro-caps".

2014 National Conference Attendees

Connect ǀ Communicate ǀ Collaborate Focus

Connect – Dinner/Social Event:  The Museum of Science & Industry - Friday Evening, June 26 

Communicate – Breakout Session – “The Art of Writing Minutes" - Thursday, June 25

Collaborate - Breakout Session/Small/Mid-Cap Focus - "All Things Audit" - Thursday, June 25

Chicago Tour 

Wrigley Field - Private Tour

Wrigley Field, which was built in 1914, will be hosting Major League Baseball for the 101st season in 2015 - and to the Cubs for the 99th year. The tour includes the Cubs clubhouse, press box, dugouts and field. 

Continuing Education

CLE Credit Information

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Opening Address - SEC Chair Mary Jo White

       Thursday's opening address will be given by Mary Jo White, Chair, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Chair White was sworn in as the 31st Chair of the SEC in April 2013. This will be her first time addressing Society members.


Luncheon Speaker - David Axelrod


We are pleased to welcome David Axelrod as our luncheon speaker on Thursday, June 25. Mr. Axelrod is former Senior Advisor to President Obama, and author of the new bestseller Believer: My 40 years in Politics.


Saturday Brunch with Cokie Roberts


The closing address on Saturday will be given by Cokie Roberts, political commentator for ABC News and NPR, Ms. Roberts will be signing copies of her latest book, Capital Dames, which chronicles the independence and political empowerment of women in Washington during the Civil War.


Saturday Morning Address - Richard Clarke

Richard Clarke      

The Society is honored to have Richard Clarke, internationally-recognized expert on cyber security, homeland security, national security, and counterterrorism, speaking on "Board Oversight of Cybersecurity Risk" on Saturday June 27th at 9 am. Mr. Clarke is the author of "Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It." He has also served the last three Presidents as a senior White House Advisor.


2015 Sponsors

Boardvantage Bridgeway Broadridge
Camberview Center for Audit Quality CFA Institute Citgo
CT Diligent Board Member Services EY  Innisfree
Intelligize Latham & Watkins Mackenzie Partners pwc
Towers Watson  Verbatim  Wilmerhale