Speaker and Session Chair Information

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Welcome

Along with Institute Chair Meredith Cross, it’s my pleasure to welcome you as a speaker for the 47th Annual Securities Regulation Institute. 

This page has been designed to provide all of the information you will need to know about the program and your participation. Key dates include:

December 12, 2019 - Speaker Survey, Bios/Photos and Hotel Dates Due

January 9, 2020 - Session Materials and PowerPoints Due

The Planning Committees take great pride in providing one of the most interesting and relevant securities and corporate law conferences, and we are grateful for your support and participation.

Please contact me with questions and feedback.

Juliann Cecchi
Assistant Dean, External Partnerships
312-503-0192
j-cecchi@law.northwestern.edu


Speaker Survey


What’s Here

You’ll find details on the bulleted topics below, and the link to a survey with requested response by December 12


Institute Location, Schedule, and Registration

The Securities Regulation Institute will be held at the Hotel del Coronado located at 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118. View the online schedule. As a speaker, you are welcome to attend as much of the Institute as you would like and do not need to register for the Institute seperately. 


Speaker Dinner Information

Monday, January 27th, 2020
Stake Chophouse & Bar
1309 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118
Cocktails: 6:30-7 p.m.
Dinner: 7 p.m.

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020
The Henry
1031 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118
Cocktails: 6:30-7 p.m.
Dinner: 7 p.m.


Speaker Bios and Photos

The Institute materials will contain a biographical sketch and photo of each speaker. If you have recently spoken at one of our Institutes, the bio and photo we have on file have been emailed to you. If you are satisfied with them, you can indicate that on the survey below. 

New bios and photos can also be submitted on the survey. The sketch should be approximately one half-page in length and should describe career, public service, and educational highlights. Note that Northwestern Law may edit bios to ensure consistent form (e.g. capitalization, Ms./Mr., degrees earned) and length. 


Hotel Accommodations and Travel Policy for General Speakers

We appreciate the time and effort you contribute to the Institute. We appreciate your understanding of our travel expense guidelines. They allow us to provide a high-quality and affordable educational event.

Accommodations: The Institute has reserved a block of guest rooms for speakers at the Hotel del Coronado. The standard room charges of $299 per night + taxes and resort fee will be billed directly to Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Please note that the Institute will pay for up to three nights at the hotel.

If you want a special room or room category (i.e. Jr. Suite, ocean view, etc.) we are happy to work with the hotel to secure the room, however, additional charges for the upgraded room will be your personal responsibility. Other charges such as movies, refreshments, and stays beyond three nights are also your responsibility.

Please indicate on the survey below whether you will need a room, the type of room you would like, and the date(s) you will be staying. 

The hotel traditionally sells out for this event and it is important that we be made aware of your accommodation needs as soon as possible. Please do not book your own room, we work with the hotel directly on behalf of all our speakers.

Meals: A special faculty breakfast room will be available from 7:00-9:30 a.m. each day. The room will be set up to accomodate panel meetings and discussions. Lunches are provided each day of the Institute. The Institute also hosts dinners for faculty and spouses on both Monday and Tuesday evenings. The dinners are a wonderful time to relax and enjoy the company of your peers. You will RSVP to the speaker dinners on your survey.

Other Expenses: Air travel, outside meals, car rental, and other transportation will not be reimbursed.


Hotel Accommodations and Travel Policy for Judges, Academics, and Regulators

The Securities Regulation Institute is host-paid for government regulators, judges and academics. We appreciate the time and effort you contribute to the Institute and thank you for your understanding of our travel expense guidelines. With your support, we are able to provide a high-quality and affordable educational event.

Accommodations: The Institute has reserved a block of guest rooms for speakers at the Hotel del Coronado. The standard room charges of $299 per night + taxes and resort fee will be billed directly to Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Please note that the Institute will pay for up to three nights at the hotel.

If you want a special room or room category (i.e. Jr. Suite, ocean view, etc.) we are happy to work with the hotel to secure the room, however, additional charges for the upgraded room will be your personal responsibility. Other charges such as movies, refreshments, and stays beyond three nights are also your responsibility.

Please indicate on the survey below whether you will need a room, the type of room you would like, and the date(s) you will be staying. 

The hotel traditionally sells out for this event and it is important that we be made aware of your accommodation needs as soon as possible. Please do not book your own room, we work with the hotel directly on behalf of all our speakers.

Meals: A special faculty breakfast in the Hanover Room, as well as lunch are provided each day of the Institute. The Institute also hosts dinners for faculty and spouses on both Monday and Tuesday evenings.  You will RSVP to the speaker dinners on your survey. Reasonable expenses for other meals will also be reimbursed as necessary. Pursuant to Northwestern University policy, dinner costs are limited to $65 per person (including taxes & tips).

Air Travel: We are pleased to provide air travel billed directly to the Institute when making your air travel arrangements through Intra World Travel at 800-626-6963. When making your reservations, identify yourself as a speaker/guest of the Securities Regulation Institute. Intra World Travel will directly bill Northwestern Pritzker School of Law for your airfare and issue an e-ticket for travel. We ask that you make your airline reservations a minimum of thirty (30) days in advance of the program in order to allow for the best possible airfare.

If you must arrange your own transportation, please let us know. And as always, if you find a lower airfare through the internet or with another airline, please feel free to take advantage of it. You will need to provide a receipt and/or invoice prior to being reimbursed.

Please note that the Institute does not reimburse first class or business class travel expenses. Should you choose to fly in these categories, we will reimburse a maximum of $500.

Car Rental and Ground Transportation: The Institute does not reimburse the cost of car rentals. Reasonable ground transportation will be reimbursed, but is limited to $50 each way.

Receipts: The University requires an original receipt for any reimbursable expenses exceeding $40. To receive reimbursement for your incidental expenses after the Institute, you will need to complete a Visitor’s Expense Report and email it, accompanied by your scanned receipts to Juliann Cecchi.


Permission to Photograph

Photographs and/or video will be taken at the Institute. These photos are for Northwestern Law use only and may appear on our website, social medida outlets, and other promotional materials.

By virtue of your participation as a speaker, you agree to usage of your likeness in such media. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let Juliann know.


Written Materials

Written materials for each session are required by most states in order to grant continuing legal education credits. They are important components of the program, and ones that our participants highly value during and beyond the event.

We require that each session has at least one document related to your topic and several documents are encouraged. Examples may include original articles, journal articles and client briefs. They should contain full citations to all authorities in the area whether you expect to discuss them in detail or not. While all speakers are encouraged to contribute, the primary responsibility for collection of written materials for panel sessions falls to the Session Chair or Moderator.

Documents should be emailed to Juliann Cecchi by January 9, 2020 to allow the Institute adequate time to produce a complete set of materials, and ensure yours are included. We provide each attendee, as well as speakers, a link to these documents prior to the start of the Institute. If you have questions about the type of documents that are appropriate please contact Juliann Cecchi.


PowerPoint Presentations

Preparation and submission of PowerPoint presentations are the responsibility of the Session Chair/Moderator for panel sessions and the Primary Speaker for other session formats.

Presentations are not required. However, any files should be emailed to Juliann Cecchi by January 9, 2020.

PowerPoint files will be loaded onto our computer prior to the Institute. We cannot accommodate speakers’ laptops for presenting. Please use this PowerPoint template to ensure consistency. Do not add any additional logos or firm identification.

Unless speakers request otherwise, we will print all PowerPoint slides and distribute a comprehensive packet at the Institute. 


Planning Call(s)

Your Session Chair/Moderator (if applicable) will schedule one or more planning calls prior to the Institute to discuss roles, responsibilities, and overall direction of the session. 


Survey

Survey Link. If you have changes to the items below, please email them to Juliann Cecchi.

  • Bio (for returning speakers, if you intend to replace the one on file)
  • Headshot (for returning speakers, if you intend to replace the one on file)
  • Hotel check in/out dates
  • RSVP for January 27th and 28th speaker dinners (knowing schedules may change, we will confirm with you in January)

Continuing Legal Education Credit

If you wish to earn CLE credit, request an Attendance Log when you check in and return it to Institute staff indicating which session(s) you attended. If you wish to earn teaching credit, simply check the speaker box on the form so we may properly calculate that session and follow up with the appropriate certificate(s). Any specific MCLE questions may be addressed to staff at the Institute.


Marketing Materials

40% of new attendees learn about the Institute from a colleague or friend, so we appreciate you spreading the word about your involvement via firm/company websites, blogs, and social media. Download the Institute brochure, connect with us on LinkedIn or Facebook, and let us know what other resources we can provide.


Affiliate and Sponsorship Programs

Our Affiliate Program provides firms and organizations the opportunity to purchase discounted group tuition to the Institute. A Sponsorship Program has also been established to help subsidize costs and provide an enriched experience to our attendees.  


Attire

Business attire is recommended, however, please check with your moderator or session chair for alternative options.