SOURCE: TalkPoint


October 06, 2009 10:45 ET

NIRI-Chicago and NIRI Virtual Chapter Present "Uncertain or Under Fire? Ask The Experts" Webcast on October 8 Using TalkPoint Technology

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 6, 2009) - The Chicago Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI-Chicago), the NIRI Virtual Chapter and TalkPoint, a leading provider of webcasting and Internet broadcasting, today announced a webcast from 4-5 p.m. ET on Thursday, October 8, "Uncertain or Under Fire? Ask the Experts," to be delivered using TalkPoint's interactive audio solution.

During this webcast, investor relations (IR) experts will answer audience members' questions about IR scenarios. Topics may include activist shareholders, say on pay, board issues, crisis communications, IR best practices, IR strategy, corporate governance and socially responsible investing. The experts will answer anonymous questions from participants, which can be submitted before or during the webcast presentation.

The October 8 webcast will feature:

--  Bradley Allen, Chair, NIRI Ethics Council and Founder & Executive
--  Sally Curley, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Cardinal
    Health, Inc.
--  Bradley Wilks, Managing Director and Chicago Office CEO, Sard

The webcast will be moderated by Lisa Ciota, Director, Investor Relations, McDonald's Corporation.

"Webcasts are one of the key ways we bring current and relevant programming to our members," said Patty Paul, President, NIRI-Chicago. "We have worked with TalkPoint on previous webcasts and have always found them to be supportive of NIRI's mission. TalkPoint's solution is a perfect fit for our events."

"TalkPoint is dedicated to supporting NIRI in its mission to educate and inform IR professionals," said Nicholas Balletta, CEO of TalkPoint. "We have a lot of experience in the IR marketplace, so we take pride in being affiliated with a respected organization like NIRI. TalkPoint is pleased to provide the technology behind this event."

Visit the NIRI-Chicago website to learn more about this webcast and to register.

About NIRI-Chicago

The Chicago chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI-Chicago) works to advance the practice of investor relations and meet the growing professional development needs of those engaged in the field. The members of NIRI-Chicago include corporate officers, consultants, service providers, academics and others involved in the practice of investor relations, which is a strategic management responsibility that integrates finance, communication, marketing and securities law compliance. NIRI-Chicago is one of the largest NIRI chapters in the United States and the recipient of several NIRI awards for large chapters, including Best Chapter, Best Special Events and Best Communications. For more information, visit

About NIRI Virtual

The NIRI Virtual Chapter was founded in 2002 by a group of NIRI members who were located in geographically distant locations across the United States that were not served by any of NIRI's 34 traditional bricks-and-mortar chapters. We have become the second largest NIRI chapter as well as the most diverse group of investor relations professionals in the world. After expanding our reach to include IR experts living outside the United States, international members now represent nearly 40 percent of the NIRI Virtual Chapter. Our 400+ members span the globe and come from 46 states and 31 countries. Visit our website at

About TalkPoint

TalkPoint provides Web-based audio and video webcasting solutions that enable companies and organizations to communicate more effectively. TalkPoint's easy-to-use applications incorporate audio, video, slides, and other interactive elements to deliver high-impact presentations cost effectively. TalkPoint offers both self-service and full-service solutions. For more information on TalkPoint, go to

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