September 16-18, 2020  |  Hyatt Regency New Orleans, LA

The Modern Governance Summit is the preeminent event for governance professionals who seek to leverage technology to enhance operational performance, streamline GRC processes and provide more strategic value at the organizations at which they serve.

The MGS Thought Leadership Team is inviting organizations to submit session proposals for the Thought Leadership Track at the conference being held September 16-18, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, LA. This is an opportunity to showcase your expertise and specific work to governance professionals from around the world.
Deadline for proposal submissions: February 7
Final review and session selection: March
Speaker notifications: April

Submission Details:
  • Sessions are approximately 60 minutes long
  • Session formats can consist of solo presentations, workshops, panel or roundtable formats – interactive sessions are strongly preferred
  • Speaker bios are required with all proposals
  • Sessions should focus on best practices and not on a specific product or service
  • Complimentary registration and hotel rooms during conference dates will be provided for all accepted speakers, additional expenses related to travel will not be covered
  • The proposal must be completed in its entirety to be considered
  • For questions, please contact
We welcome sessions on the following topics:
  • Best practices for using Diligent software
  • Role of the Governance Professional (e.g., Corporate Secretary, Company Secretary, Board Clerk, etc.)
  • Modernizing Entity Management
  • ESG
  • Board and Executive Compensation Issues
  • Board Composition, Refreshment & Diversity
  • Shareholder & Stakeholder Engagement
  • Board Education and Development
  • Cyber Risk
  • Managing & Mitigating Risk at the Board Level
  • Cultivating an 'innovation Mindset' at the Board Level
  • The Board's Role in Organizational Culture
  • Best Practices for Committees - structure, deployment
  • Exploring other Modern Governance Practices and Structures