IR Magazine

IR Magazine Think Tank – West Coast

Monday, September 14, 2020

Garden Court Hotel, Palo Alto, CA

About the think tank

The IR Magazine Think Tank – West Coast 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?
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 are attributed*. This allows attendees to talk freely and have frank, open discussions.

*While the panel discussions may be quoted in editorial coverage of the event, all table discussions are confidential.

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

Previous Speakers

To inquire about speaking at the 2020 think tank, please contact [email protected] or call +44 20 3865 8103

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. 2019 attendees included:

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Job title Company
CFO Avinger
SVP, investor relations Redwood Trust
Vice president, investor relations Pivotal
VP & head of investor relations HP
VP, finance & investor relations Theravance Biopharma
VP, investor relations Caesars Entertainment
VP, investor relations Elastic N.V.
VP, investor relations Electronic Arts
VP, investor relations Instructure
VP, investor relations MM Enterprises
VP, investor relations Poly (FKA Plantronics)
VP, investor relations Quotient
VP, investor relations Tailored Brands
VP, investor relations Zuora
VP, investor relations  & corporate communications ARC Document Solutions
VP, investor relations & strategy Calithera Biosciences
VP, investor relations & strategy PROS
VP, investor relations & sustainability Equinix

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Past attendees say

"Great event for networking and best practices."


"Content was right on the mark and appreciate the opportunity to attend. "

Avaya Holdings

"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

Request an 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 Priscilla Lim at +44 20 8004 4989.


Venue and location

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

IR Magazine has arranged preferential rates for delegates at nearby hotels. View the hotels and rates by clicking here.

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