Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Training Begins This Week!

Spring is in the air - even in Washington, D.C., home of the 'snowpocolypse' that caused the first ever cancellation of Day 2 of the Practicing Law Institute's "SEC Speaks" conference earlier this year, as well as the Association of SEC Alumni (ASECA) Annual Dinner. Both programs (Day 2 of SEC Speaks, and the ASECA Dinner) have been rescheduled to take place later this week. Previously registered participants for either event (the ASECA dinner, or PLI's SEC Speaks) have been automatically registered for the new date of Thursday evening, March 25 (ASECA Dinner), or Friday, March 26 (Day 2 of PLI's SEC Speaks). (Read our earlier post, "SEC Speaks: We Listen," for highlights of Day 1 of SEC Speaks, focusing on the accounting-related sessions.)

If you were not previously registered to attend the ASECA dinner, but are interested in attending on the rescheduled date of Thursday evening, March 25, contact ASECA directly at asap, to find out if any seats are still available.

Separately, if you were not previously registered to attend PLI's SEC Speaks conference in February, but you are interested in attending the rescheduled Day 2 of SEC Speaks on March 26, visit the PLI SEC Speaks program page and select the type of program you wish to sign up for (live conference, webcast, CD or DVD).

According to Anita C. Shapiro, Vice President of Programs, PLI, the fee to register for the 2-day SEC Speaks program is the same as it was for the original 2-day program; if you sign up now as a new registrant, to attend in-person the Day 2 program only, on the rescheduled date of March 26, you will receive access to the archived webcast of Day 1 (Feb. 5), when the archived webcast is made available. Another registration option, instead of attending in-person, is to register for the live webcast of Day 2 (with access to archived webcast of day 1), or you can sign up to receive the CD or DVD version of the program, currently anticipated to be available in mid-April.

In viewing the agenda for Day 2 of PLI's SEC Speaks, be sure to SCROLL DOWN to "DAY TWO," which describes the agenda for Day 2 as including sessions on:

- Investment Management (Speakers: Division of Investment Management; Commentators: Hon. Paul Atkins, Hon. David Ruder)

- Judicial and Legislative Developments (Speakers: Office of General Counsel; Commentators: Hon. Isaac Hunt; Hon. Roberta Karmel)

- Risk, Strategy & Financial Innovation (Speakers: Division of Risk, Strategy & Financial Innovation; Commentators: Hon. Ed Fleischman, Hon. David Ruder)

- Ethics (Speakers: Office of General Counsel; Commentator: Hon. David Ruder)

- Workshops (Choose 1): Investment Management; Compliance Inspections & Exams; International Developments.

Registration for SEC Speaks is subject to availability and processing time required by PLI; contact PLI with any questions.

With the National Cherry Blossom Festival practically here (March 27-April 11, this year), hopefully attendees at the rescheduled Day 2 of SEC Speaks, and the ASECA dinner, will not only hear about the benefits of sunshine (the benefits of transparency, sunshine being the best disinfectant, etc.) but will also get to catch some rays.

FEI Summit Conference April 26-27, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas
With some people predicting a sunnier side for the economy, too (see: Inside Wall Street: Ed Yardeni's Dozen Reasons to be Bullish, by Gene Marcial, AOL Daily Finance, 3.10.10) and with some people finding some room in budgets to attend outstanding conferences - particularly those with opportunities for networking with peers and CPE credit, you won't want to miss FEI's Leadership Summit (also called FEI's Summit Conference), taking place April 26-27 at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts, and Gary Loveman, CEO of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. are the keynote speakers at FEI's Summit Conference, and the agenda includes a variety of general sessions as well as specialized tracks in corporate finance, finance and information technology, and executive leadership.

The early bird discount ends on March 27; register here. ** NEW MEMBERS of FEI who join FEI by March 31, as part of our Connection Through Association program, receive complimentary registration to the Summit conference.

Tuck Strategic Financial Leadership Program - May 9-14, 2010
The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College is launching a new course entitled the Strategic Financial Leadership Program (SFLP). The program will be offered for the first time, May 9-14, 2010, and will take place at the Tuck School of Business on the Dartmouth College campus in Hanover, New Hampshire.

SFLP is designed specifically for:
  • senior financial executives,
  • their direct reports, and
  • high potential financial staff.
The purpose of the one week, intensive program is to broaden finance professionals’ strategic capability, and expand individual leadership self-awareness to better lead and execute strategy. The program, taught by Tuck's faculty in finance, strategy, strategic communication and leadership, is designed to provide the tools to address the critical intersection of strategic thinking, individual leadership, and value creation. To bridge the gap from theory to practice, the SFLP program also integrates a hands-on action learning project of strategic and financial relevance to participants' companies.

To enroll a team in SFLP, visit Tuck’s executive education website, . Or contact Dick Mosenthal, Director of Open Enrollment Programs at Tuck, at (603) 646-8215 or via email at: . For more info, see this video featuring Prof. Bob Howell. Receive a 10% discount in registering for the SFLP program by entering discount code FEI when you register.

FASB, SEC Updates From Executive Enterprise Institute
Looking for a conference this spring to hone your FASB, SEC reporting skills in particular areas, or to learn about new developments at the standard-setters (regulators)? Check out the programs offered by Executive Enterprise Institute (EEI), including "FASB Update" (course leader: Ray G. Stephens, DBA, CPA, CMA, Professor of Accountancy, Ohio University; Director, Ohio Center for Professional Accountancy), and SEC Accounting and Financial Reporting Course, and Advanced SEC-FASB Reporting & Compliance (course leaders: New York session: Tom Selling, CPA, PH.D.Emeritus Professor, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Former Academic Accounting Fellow at the SEC, and Publisher and Author of “The Accounting Onion”. Chicago session: Walter R. Teets, Associate Professor, Gonzaga University, Former Academic Accounting Fellow at the SEC, Former Professor in Residence, KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice). Read more about EEI programs in this post.

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