Garden Court Hotel, Palo Alto, CA
The IR Magazine Think Tank – West Coast II 2018 is an invitation-only event exclusively for senior corporate, in-house IR professionals. 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 roundtable discussions on select IR issues. These interactive sessions are broken up by short, snappy best practice briefings from top-rated 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?
Senior people – industry experts, top-rated IROs and those from the financial community – set the agenda on a panel discussion by sharing their thoughts on session topics.
Small roundtable groups 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.
"The IR Magazine Think Tank is always an event with excellent content and a great venue to interact with peers."
"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."
"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."
"The Think Tank combines thought-provoking presentation content with the ability to exchange ideas with fellow IROs."
"I've always found the IR Magazine Think Tanks to be a source of ideas for immediate implementation."
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|
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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
As a courtesy to attendees of the IR Magazine Think Tank – West Coast II, the Garden Court Hotel is pleased to offer the following discounts:
Sunday, September 16, 2018: 15% off the best available rate
Monday, September 17, 2018: 15% off the best available rate
*Rates are based upon availability; guests must call the hotel directly at 650.322.2914 and mention the IR Magazine Think Tank to confirm room availability.
The hotel will continue to accept reservations into the contracted block after August 17, 2018 at the best available public rate (discounts may not apply).
A new social network for IR professionals! Connect with your peers via private messaging and groups, share ideas and know-how in the community forum, read all the latest IR news and download IR resources from the extensive, free knowledge base. Site features include:
Networking: Network with your peers by searching based on their sector, market cap, location and role, or look for individuals by their name or company. Connect with other members via private messaging and open or private groups.
Share knowledge and ideas: IRspace’s professionally moderated community forum will allow members to post queries and discussion topics and receive answers from a community of global IROs. This provides an opportunity for members to compare best practices and promote their own blog posts and thought leadership. Members can post queries anonymously or as themselves.
Knowledge base: The site contains an extensive, free and searchable knowledge base, granting IROs access to white papers, strategy and planning guides, research reports, investor perception studies and webinar recordings, as well as all the latest news and articles in the world of IR.
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 Lauren Brown at [email protected] or on +44 020 8004 5829.