SOURCE: NIRI Silicon Valley Chapter

NIRI Silicon Valley, Investor Relations, IR, Spring Seminar

February 23, 2011 14:07 ET

Legendary Venture Capitalist, Bill Draper; Ken Fisher of Fisher Investments; and Leadership Expert, Jim Kouzes, Highlight Dynamic 2011 NIRI Silicon Valley Spring Seminar Program

Award Winning Event to Cover a Broad Range of Topics Affecting Investor Relations Professionals Including the Investment Landscape, Regulatory Updates, Insider Trading, and More

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - February 23, 2011) - The Silicon Valley Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) will host its annual Spring Seminar on Friday, March 11, 2011 at the Hotel Valencia, 355 Santana Row, San Jose, California. With presentations from Bill Draper, legendary venture capitalist and author of the new book, The Startup Game; Ken Fisher, Founder and CEO of Fisher Investments; and renowned executive leadership expert and author, Jim Kouzes; the event is slated to be one of NIRI Silicon Valley's finest seminars ever.

In the spirit of NIRI Silicon Valley's 2011 theme, Charting the Course, the seminar agenda recognizes the continued uncertainties in the economic environment, and offers Investor Relations Officers of all levels of experience the tools to navigate those challenges, as well as the opportunity to network with their peers across several industry sectors and market capitalizations.

"The NIRI Silicon Valley Chapter continues its tradition of producing a premier educational event for IR professionals," said Ken Bond, Vice President of Investor Relations at Oracle Corporation and President of the NIRI Silicon Valley Chapter. "With a world-class slate of speakers addressing some of the most important topics in IR, significant networking opportunities, and a showcase of the latest and greatest IR products, the Seminar is set to continue its reign as the do-not-miss event for IROs in the western region."

Showcasing the latest in products and services for IROs, the Seminar will also feature exhibits from a diverse list of service provides, all of which have sponsored the event and help make it possible. Providers include American Stock Transfer and Trust Company, Bank of New York Mellon Shareowner Services, Broadridge, Brunswick Group, Creative Strategy Group, Deutsche Bank Global Marketing, Instinet, Ipreo, Marketwire/Sysomos, Merrill Corporation, NASDAQ OMX, NYSE Euronext, Phoenix Advisory Partners, and Thomson Reuters.

The NIRI Silicon Valley Chapter's Annual Spring Seminar is one of the largest and longest running educational and networking events for investor relations professionals in Northern California, garnering the "Best Special Event" honor for 2009 and 2010 from the National Investor Relations Institute, and the Chairman's Award in the two prior years.


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About NIRI Silicon Valley

Currently the third largest chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute, NIRI Silicon Valley comprises nearly 250 investor relations practitioners, corporate officers, consultants, and partners responsible for the advancement and discipline of investor relations practices within the local community. To become a member of the NIRI Silicon Valley chapter, contact Victoria Hyde-Dunn at or visit to learn more about the organization.

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