Why Attend


We know that directors today face a complex and ever-changing business environment. That is why for Summit, we handpick our speaker lineup to feature the world's leading directors—who also happen to be subject-matter experts in their fields, as well as top CEOs from the Fortune 500. 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.


Our ability to facilitate networking is one of the primary reasons thousands of our members attend Summit year after year. From workshops to celebratory receptions, Summit provides a multitude of networking opportunities in various formats to help you make connections. These connections lead to new ideas, new opportunities, new leading practices, new partnerships, new companies, new friends, and new board seats.



We've designed a flexible agenda, so that attendees can tailor their schedule exactly to their needs. We developed this integrated approach to ensure that directors will be armed with tools and solutions to help them manage the unique challenges and opportunities facing their boardrooms.


Summit is the largest director forum in the world—the only one of its kind. With unique programming like Ask the Experts Summit inspires original thought and the development of new strategies. 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.