IR Magazine

IR Magazine Think Tank – West Coast II

Monday, September 14, 2020

An interactive, timely, virtual event connecting IROs

About the think tank

Interactive discussions on the big questions facing IROs


The IR Magazine Think Tank – West Coast is an invitation-only virtual 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 group discussions on select IR issues. These interactive sessions are an opportunity to share experiences with and learn from other top-rated IROs. All group 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 group 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 groups of IROs discuss these issues face to face.
 Each group 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

A virtual experience

The situation surrounding Covid-19. The West Coast Think Tank will take place as a virtual experience.

Using cutting edge technology, our virtual event platform replicates the interactivity you get from attending in-person. Join roundtable discussions, interact with speakers and partake in one-to-one networking between panel discussions.

Going virtual means we are connecting even more IR heads from across the West Coast, it’s invite only and exclusively for heads of IR so be sure to request log in details today.

Stay connected when apart

Take part in interactive sessions as part of a complete virtual event:


Speed networking: Match with fellow attendees and share experiences one-to-one. Our platform randomly matches you with another IRO for a quick one to one conversation. You only meet once, so be sure to click connect and continue the conversation after the event by exchanging contact details.





Interactive breakout sessions: Be part of the conversation and join a group discussion with up to ten IROs. Share knowledge and learn from your peers in a secure environment.

Previous Speakers

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


Become a partner

Why partner with us?

The West Coast Think Tank brings together some of the most influential people in the IR community. Our audience recognise the sudden change of pace cannot be navigated alone and are constantly looking for partners to help shape their shareholder engagement strategy and execute it. This event provides partners an opportunity to position yourself as a critical partner to the community.

The unique buzz we create at our virtual events – which is a far cry from a traditional webinar – afford our partners exceptional opportunities to entertain visitors and show-case their expertise.
Becoming a partner means you will:

– Have the opportunity to support attendees at an event where they are looking for solutions
– Position yourself as a thought-leader and share expertise with your potential clients
– Get virtual face-time with senior decision-makers from the IR community
– Increase brand awareness and gain credibility through association with this timely event
– Generate qualified and targeted leads from the analytics provided by our virtual platform
– Be part of the community by participating in virtual roundtable discussions, understanding their challenges and sharing expertise
– Gain new business opportunities through higher-brand presence among potential clients
– Participate in one on one video chats to build relationships with new and existing customers
– Launch new products and solutions at our virtual event in your expo booth

All our partnerships are created using a mix of branding, thought leadership, lead generation and meetings with your target audience. You tell us your objectives and we will work with you to create you a package that’s makes sense for your company and will help you achieve those objectives.

To find out more about how we can help, contact Ian Richman or call on +1 212 430 6865.

Request login details

This event is exclusively for senior, in-house corporate IROs. To register for this year’s virtual event, please fill in the form below and if you are eligible, we will send you the log in details to join online. If you have any questions or require any assistance with registering for the think tank, please contact Priscilla Lim on +44 020 8004 4989.



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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."

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."

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."

Director of marketing communications, MicroVision

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

Senior director of investor relations, Avaya

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