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22nd Annual NASPP Conference (Sept 29-Oct 2)

The Say-On-Pay Workshop:
11th Annual Executive Compensation Conference

(Sept 30)

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The 22nd Annual NASPP Conference

The 22nd Annual NASPP Conference

The NASPP is pleased to announce that our 22nd Annual Conference will be held from September 29-October 2 in Las Vegas. Building on two decades as the premier event for stock plan professionals, this year's Conference includes four days of critical and timely sessions.

The NASPP Annual Conference

With shareholder and media scrutiny continuing to increase, expect landmark changes in the coming year for executive compensation, stock plan administration, and disclosure—that will impact every public company.

The NASPP is the unquestioned leader in providing critical guidance to all those involved with any role in design, oversight, administration, and disclosure of stock and executive compensation. With public scrutiny and huge exposure at stake like never before, this is the one Conference you cannot afford to miss.


Your stock plans are under siege from Congress, the SEC, investors, the media and the economy. You cannot afford to fall behind in this rapidly changing environment—all companies need to be considering new plan designs and it is critical that you—and your staff—have the best possible guidance. The NASPP Conference brings together top industry luminaries to provide the latest essential—and practical—implementation guidance that you need.

Highlights from this year's program include:

  • The full picture of how current economic conditions and regulatory reforms are reshaping stock and executive compensation—and the real-world, practical solutions you need to respond to this rapidly changing landscape.
  • All the current hot topics in stock and executive compensation, including an update on the CEO pay ratio disclosure requirements, as well as other Dodd-Frank rulemaking projects and a round-up of regulatory developments over the past year.
  • Current trends and new opportunities in stock plan design, including TSR and other performance-based awards.
  • The latest news in tax developments.
  • What to expect for the 2015 proxy season and best practices for executive compensation disclosures.
  • Critical accounting developments and advanced financial reporting considerations.
  • The latest technologies and innovations in administrative practices.
  • Key international developments impacting overseas and globally mobile plan participants.

The NASPP Conference will be essential to ensuring you can keep up during this time of unprecedented change. With the most respected experts in the field—the 22nd Annual NASPP Conference will be a "must" for anyone who has any role in design, oversight, or administration of stock and executive compensation.

BONUS: "The Say-On-Pay Workshop: 11th Annual Executive Compensation Conference" at No Extra Cost

Now that pay ratio disclosure is coming, executive compensation is in the cross-hairs like never before. This critical "11th Annual Executive Compensation Conference," led by the nation's top authorities´┐Żand included in the NASPP Conference at no extra charge´┐Żwill provide the latest up-to-the-moment guidance that you need to make sure your executive pay passes muster with shareholders.

Critical Pre-Conference Programs

In addition to the NASPP Conference, you won't want to miss the following pre-Conference programs on September 29:

Tackling Your 2015 Compensation Disclosures: The Proxy Disclosure Conference

Do not head into the 2015 proxy season unprepared. "Tackling Your 2015 Compensation Disclosures: The Proxy Disclosure Conference" will be a "must" for anyone who has any role in setting/approving compensation or the preparation or review of proxy statements.

Taxation of Stock Compensation: Beyond the Basics

This unique program will take an in-depth look at tax reporting and withholding for stock compensation. Leading practitioners will examine challenges and solutions for today's most pervasive challenges, including IRS deposit requirements, reporting on Forms W-2 and 1099-MISC, FICA taxes, acceleration of vesting upon retirement, Section 162(m), domestic and global mobility, state and local taxes, Section 6039 reporting, and many other complex topics. Veteran stock plan administrators will also offer tips for dealing with special situations, such as divorce, death, former employees, changes in employment status, and excess withholding requests.

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Keynotes and Plenary Sessions

Top Compensation Consultants: Survivor Edition

Our "Top Compensation Consultants" sessions are always among our most popular; now we are raising the bar with the "Survivor Edition." In this highly interactive panel, the top compensation consultants will battle as you vote them off the island, one by one... This may be the most innovative keynote presentation you've ever attended.

Performance Awards: What All Companies Need to Know Before Making Their Next Grant

Performance awards are the hottest trend in stock compensation today and also the most complex equity vehicle available. Whether you've already got several award cycles under your belt or are facing your first award, this panel, moderated by Tara Tays of Deloitte Consulting and featuring three experienced issuers, will provide critical guidance and tools to help you avoid making costly or embarrassing mistakes with your program.

Keith Higgins Speaks: The Latest from the SEC

Join Keith Higgins, Director of Corporation Finance at the SEC, for a candid discussion of the SEC's current projects, including the CEO pay ratio disclosure rules. (This keynote is part of the Proxy Disclosure Conference offered in advance of the NASPP Conference, additional registration is required for NASPP Conference attendees.)

Exhibitors, Don't Delay

The NASPP Conference is the premier event for stock plan professionals and has long been a "must" for anyone responsible for executive or stock compensation. As a service or solution provider in this industry, these are your core customers. And now, more than ever before, Conference attendees are seeking new solutions and providers to help them adapt to today's rapidly shifting regulatory landscape.

Many repeat exhibitors tell us that the exposure and leads developed at the Conference easily pay for the booths and sponsorships many times over. Most exhibit and sponsor year after year because the Conference is such a successful event for them. The pre- and post-Conference mailing lists alone are worth the cost of exhibiting.

Firms that commit to exhibiting at the 22nd Annual NASPP Conference by February 21, 2014 will qualify to participate in the Proposal Assistance Program for the 2014 Conference. This innovative program gives your speaking proposals an invaluable edge; all firms that participated in the Proposal Assistance Program for this year's Conference were awarded speaking slots.

For more information on exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, please contact or (925) 685-9271. Space is limited and we expect to sell out again this year.

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Conference Schedule

This year's program includes a full schedule of critical and timely sessions:

Pre-Conference Activities
Taxation of Stock Compensation: Beyond the Basics: September 29, 2014
Tackling Your 2015 Compensation Disclosures: The Proxy Disclosure Conference: September 29, 2014

* An additional fee applies to attend the pre-conference sessions.

NASPP Conference
Opening Reception: September 29, 2014
Conference Sessions: September 30–October 2*
* October 2 sessions will be held in the morning only.

The Say-on-Pay Workshop: 11th Annual Executive Compensation Conference: September 30, 2014


Register online or by fax/mail.

NASPP Annual Conference
$1,795 for members
$2,895 for non-members

NASPP Conference registration includes's "The Say-On-Pay Workshop: 11th Annual Executive Compensation Conference" at no extra cost.

Taxation of Stock Compensation: Beyond the Basics
$925 for NASPP members
$1,695 for non-members

Tackling Your 2015 Compensation Disclosures: The Proxy Disclosure Conference
$925 NASPP Conference registrants

Cancellation Policy

All registrations are non-refundable.

Conference Hotel

All Conference programs will be held at the Mandalay Bay Resort. Call (877) 632-9001 to make your reservations and be sure to mention the NASPP Conference to get the best rate. If the hotel tells you that the room block is full, be sure to ask if there are rooms available outside of the room block.

Note: The NASPP is not affiliated with any travel agencies and has not engaged any agencies to manage hotel reservations or other travel arrangements for the Conference. We encourage attendees to make their reservations directly with the hotel.

Travel Discounts

Airfare: United Airlines is providing discounted fares for Conference attendees. To make reservations under this rate, call (800) 426-1122 and provide agreement code 769503 and Z Code ZR2V.

Car Rental: Hertz is offering discounted rates for car rentals. To receive this special rate, book online or call (800) 654-2240 and mention Meeting CV Number 02CN0018.

Continuing Education

Attendees of the 22nd Annual NASPP Conference and related programs can earn CLE, CPE, and continuing education credits for CEP purposes. There is a $100 administrative charge for CPE credits; CLE and continuing education credits for CEP purposes are offered at no additional cost.

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Contact Us

The NASPP is happy to answer any additional questions you have about our Conference. Please contact us at (925) 685-9271 or for questions related to the Conference, including questions about registration, cancellations and complaints, and program content.

Join the NASPP

NASPP members are eligible for discounted rates on the NASPP Conference and pre-Conference sessions. If you aren't a member, what are you waiting for? We can give you eleven reasons to join the NASPP today and begin benefiting from all the NASPP's valuable resources. Join online, email us at or call us at (925) 685-9271.