The Largest, Most Influential Forum for Board Members to Connect, Learn, and Be Inspired

october 10-13, 2020

National Harbor, MD


NACD’s foremost goal is to keep you—our future attendees, our partners, and staff—safe. We are hopeful NACD Summit 2020, scheduled for October 10–13, will proceed as planned. We understand the uncertainty that circumstances like this presents, and we want to be sure you can still register with confidence. As such, we have instituted a modified refund policy, offering you the ability to receive a 100% refund up until October 8. 

Please know we are taking the fullest precautions, closely monitoring federal agency guidance related to the COVID-19 situation, and working with state and local agencies daily to ensure a safe conference. We will continue to evaluate and evolve our preparations as the situation warrants.

Should things change, we will update you promptly, but we hope to see you in National Harbor, MD, this fall! In the meantime, to provide you with information and focused resources, NACD has a COVID-19 Resource Center to help keep our director community informed in this uncertain business environment.


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About the 2020 Summit

NACD's Global Board Leaders’ Summit, the largest and most influential director forum in the world, attracts more than 1,600 attendees from across the globe. The Summit is where the greatest minds in governance convene to take on the most important issues facing today’s boardrooms and collectively discover the future of exemplary board leadership.

What to expect from Summit 2020

Inspiring Speakers

We handpick our speaker lineup to feature the world's leading directors, who are the leading subject-matter experts in their fields, as well as top CEOs from the Fortune 500, to arm directors with tools and solutions to help them manage the unique challenges and opportunities facing boardrooms today.

Networking Opportunities

Our ability to facilitate networking is one of the primary reasons thousands of our members attend Summit year after year. From peer exchanges to celebratory receptions, Summit provides a multitude of networking opportunities in various formats to help you make connections.

Educational Breakout Sessions

Our programming is carefully curated to focus on hot-topic issues, like cybersecurity and the emerging technologies that will directly impact your company and your work as a director. Not only will directors gain knowledge to safeguard their boards from potential risks, but they will also walk away with groundbreaking ideas that will shape their company’s future.