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IR Magazine Think Tank – West Coast II

Monday, September 16, 2019

Garden Court Hotel, Palo Alto, CA

About the think tank

The IR Think Tank – West Coast II is an invitation-only event exclusively for senior IROs. It is free to attend and our unique format enables participants to network extensively, discuss, debate and dissect topical issues affecting today’s IROs.

What makes our format so unique?
It is far removed from the traditional conference set-up as the event consists of a series of panel sessions followed by round table discussions on select IR issues. These interactive sessions are broken up by short, snappy best practice briefings from experienced IROs. All discussions are confidential and none of the participants’ comments are attributed. This allows attendees to talk freely and have frank, open discussions.

How do our roundtable discussions work?
  Industry experts, top-rated IROs and members of the investment community set the agenda on a panel discussion by sharing their thoughts on session topics.
 Small round tables of IROs discuss these issues face to face.
 Each table gives feedback from its own discussion and shares ideas with the group as a whole.

Holders of the NIRI IRC® credential can earn up to 4 professional development units (PDUs) per day. IRC-credentialed speakers may also earn PDUs. More information is available at

Who Attends?

Attendees are leading IR practitioners, many of whom have been highlighted in our IR Magazine Awards research over the years. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company. Some of our past attendees include:

Job title  Company Job title Company
Vice president of investor relations Affymetrix Manager, External reporting Plantronics
Investor relations manager AIXTRON Managing director of investor relations Maxim Integrated
Associate director, investor & public relations Cerus Corporation Mergers and acquisition JP Morgan
Associate, External Planning Plantronics Partner WSGR
Corporate development and IR manager Netgear Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst Jackson Square Partners
Director of global investor relations Visa Senior analyst Citadel
Director of investor relations Calix Senior director of investor relations Avaya
Director of investor relations ebay Senior director of investor relations Yahoo
Director of investor relations Flex Senior director of IR & corporate communications XenoPort
Director of Investor Relations Granite Construction Senior financial analyst Maxim Integrated
Director of investor relations Intel Senior group director of investor relations Cadence Design Systems
Director of investor relations Molina Healthcare Senior investor relations officer Cisco
Director of investor relations Paypal Senior manager – investor relations Paypal
Director of investor relations ShoreTel Senior manager of investor relations Atmel
Director of investor relations Verifone Senior manager of investor relations Cisco
Director of investor relations MDA Senior manager of investor relations Flextronics
Director of IR & communications Align Technology Senior manager of investor relations Oracle
Director of marketing communications MicroVision Senior vice president & chief communications officer Wright Medical Group
Financial analyst Banc of California Senior vice president of investor relations Banc of California
Global equities Citadel SVP, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications Galena Biopharma
Head of investor relations Alphatec Spine SVP, investor relations and treasury Seagate Technology
Head of investor relations Infinera Vice president CA Technologies
Investor relations Paypal Vice president of investor relations Applied Materials
Investor relations Symantec Vice president of investor relations Electronic Arts
Investor relations analyst Cisco Vice president of investor relations Flextronics
Investor relations analyst Flextronics Vice president of investor relations Marketo
Investor relations analyst The Cooper Companies Vice president of investor relations OpenText
Investor relations manager Electronic Arts Vice president, investor relations BOX
Investor relations manager Nimble Storage Vice president, treasurer & investor relations Keysight Technologies
IR analyst Banc of California VP, investor relations Yahoo
IR Professional Seagate Technology VP, investor relations and corporate communications Jack in the Box
Manager of investor relations ebay VP of IR/Treasurer MobileIron

Attendees say

"The IR Magazine Think Tank is always an event with excellent content and a great venue to interact with peers."

Jackie Cossmon, executive director of IR & corporate communications, Xenoport

"This was my first time attending and I found it very insightful. The format of topic areas by "speaker/facilitators" followed by table top discussions was very valuable. I left the event with a handful of key takeaways that I could start implementing immediately."

Christine Zedelmayer, head of IR and corporate communications, Alphatec Spine

"The IR Magazine Think Tank is packed with useful content from quality speakers from the corporate and investment community. The event is structured to provide ample time for discussion among attendees on hot topics for IR professionals."

Dawn Goetter, director of marketing communications, MicroVision

"I've always found the IR Magazine Think Tanks to be a source of ideas for immediate implementation."

John Nunziati, senior director of investor relations, Avaya

Venue and location

We are pleased to announce that this year’s think tank will be held at:

Garden Court Hotel
520 Cowper St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Grove Ballroom, 2nd floor




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Holders of the NIRI IRC® credential can earn up to 4 professional development units (PDUs) per day. IRC-credentialed speakers may also earn PDUs. More information is available at

Request Invite

 This event is exclusively for senior corporate IROs and other senior-level executives with IR responsibility. To register for this year’s event, please fill in the form below and if you are eligible, we will send you a confirmation along with detailed event information. If you have any questions or require any assistance with registering for the think tank, please contact Janeshia Neeley at [email protected]

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