IR Magazine

IR Magazine Think Tank – West Coast II
Exclusively for heads of IR

Friday, September 16, 2022

In-person event: 9 am - 5 pm, El Prado Hotel, Palo Alto

Our unique format

The IR Magazine Think Tank – West Coast II will take place on Friday, September 16, 2022, in Palo Alto as an invitation-only event exclusively for senior IR officers. Our think tanks are 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?
Our think tanks are 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 an opportunity to share experiences with and learn from other top-rated IROs. All table discussions are confidential, and none of the participants’ comments is 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 discussion and shares ideas with the group as a whole.

You can view the agenda and speaker list below.

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


With the help of CFOs, heads of IR and investors, we will discuss the biggest issues impacting public companies and their relationship with shareholders. All times are in PST (Pacific Standard Time)

View the agenda as a PDF here


Here are some of our past speakers at the think tank. To inquire about speaking this year, please contact [email protected]

What our attendees say

"Great speakers. Great venue. Had a chance to network with my peers for the first time in over 2 years!"

Cambium Networks

"Always tough to get out of the office for a day of training but this event is well worth it!"

Avaya Holdings

"Excellent event, what a great set of speakers too!"

Investis Digital

"I liked the small intimate format, roundtable and interactive discussions"

Axos Financial

"The topics were relevant and very important"


"This event is a great balance of content, discussion and networking"


"Great to connect with peers again and great content"


"This is the event of the year- a must have and not to miss! I never miss this event!"



Our attendees are leading IR practitioners with an established track record and strategic IR role within their company. Below is a sample list of attendees who join our think tank:

Job title Company Job title Company
Director, IR Seagate Technology SVP, head of IR & corporate development Teradata
Director, IR Agilent Technologies SVP, IR & strategic finance Zscaler
Director, IR Silicon Motion SVP, IR, treasury & risk management Albertsons Companies
Director, IR & sustainability Equinix VP, Communications & IR Opiant
Director, strategic communications Sempra VP, corporate affairs Protagonist Therapeutics
Manager, IR PayPal VP, finance, IR & treasury Freshworks
Managing director Wells Fargo VP, IR Box
President & CFO Versus Systems VP, IR Evolent Health
Senior director, IR Intel Corp VP, IR Fortinet
SVP IR & treasury Seagate Technology VP, IR Electronic Arts


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Become a partner

Why partner with us?

Our events provide a unique opportunity to get in front of some of the most influential people in the IR community globally. As a partner, you will gain an extensive amount of exposure through a wide range of print and digital marketing materials, both pre and post event, as well as on the day itself. Additionally, you can use the event to align yourself with industry excellence and network with key decision makers from across the region.

Being a partner will provide:

  • A chance to network with qualified, senior decision-makers in the IR community
  • Increased awareness and credibility through association with this leading event
  • New business opportunities through higher-brand presence among current and potential clients

We’d love to have a chat with you about how you can get in front of a truly engaged and motivated audience at the IR Magazine Think Tank – West Coast II. Get in touch with Ian Richman or call on +1 212 430 6865.



We are delighted to once again be hosting the think tank at:

El Prado Hotel (formerly the Garden Court Hotel)
520 Cowper Street
Palo Alto
CA 94301

The organizers have arranged for discounted rates at nearby hotels located a short distance away from the venue. Click here to view the hotels and rates.

Book your place

This event is exclusively for senior corporate, in-house IR professionals. 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 please contact Chloë Rutter at [email protected] or +44 20 3002 0396.

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