26th Annual NASPP Conference & Exhibition

San Diego | Sept. 25-28, 2018

September 25-28, 2018

The Leading Event in Stock and Executive Compensation Comes to San Diego

Gather with nearly 2,000 of your equity compensation peers for valuable networking and up-to-the-minute guidance on the burning topics impacting our profession. More than 200 industry experts will lead almost 100 sessions diving deep into everything from tax reform and other major regulatory and economic developments, to the latest best practices in compensation strategy, design, administration, communication, and more.

With nearly three decades as the profession’s top membership association, look no further than NASPP26 for unbeatable opportunities for education, peer-to-peer community building, and the discovery of effective solutions for the professional challenges you face.

BONUS! Complimentary Registration to "Say-On-Pay" Workshop: 15th Annual Executive Compensation Conference

Receive complimentary access to the "Say-On-Pay" Workshop: 15th Annual Executive Compensation Conference (September 26) when you register. Led by the nation's top authorities, this workshop provides up-to-the-moment guidance to ensure that your executive pay meets shareholders' expectations and pending rules on pay ratio disclosures.

Five Great Reasons to Attend #NASPP26

1. Spark Bold New Ideas 
Our best and boldest ideas emerge when we come together and inspire one another. Choose to be at the forefront of our profession as NASPP26 assembles the industry’s largest single gathering of thought leaders and innovators to explore what’s new and next in stock compensation. 

2. Build Community
Find your professional community and be part of something bigger as you build relationships and network among nearly 2,000 of your peers who are as invested in their work as you are.  

3. Improve Your Skills and Marketability
With our industry and the rules that govern it constantly shifting, we need to stay on top of our professional games. Immerse yourself in learning and expand your core competencies that will not only improve your effectiveness, but also create a portfolio of action items that you can implement immediately on the job - and make you invaluable to your company.
4. Engage with the Industry’s Top Minds
There’s no other place where you can hear from and personally engage with the caliber of industry experts present at #NASPP26. From legal gurus to regulatory authorities to strategic dynamos, the value of their insights far exceeds the cost of attendance for your company.

5. Discover New Solutions
We all have a wish list of tools and services that would make work life easier. With an ever-growing roster of the industry's top service providers available to you in our dynamic exhibition hall, exploring and comparing solutions has never been simpler.  

Make the business case for attending with this "Convince Your Boss" letter template.

What to Expect: 2018 Program Highlights

  • Practical solutions for current economic conditions and regulatory reforms reshaping stock and executive compensation, including tax reform
  • Industry hot topics and the latest regulatory updates
  • Lessons from the first year of CEO pay ratio disclosures and practice tips for next year’s disclosures
  • Current trends and new opportunities in stock plan design, including the latest innovative technologies for administrative practices
  • Tax developments straight from the IRS and Treasury
  • 2019 proxy season expectations and best practices for executive compensation disclosures
  • The latest updates on ASC 718 and other critical accounting developments
  • Key international changes impacting overseas and globally-mobile plan participants

View full session lineup here


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Conference Schedule

Pre-Conference Activities*

NASPP Pre-Conference: Stock Plan Administration Boot Camp: September 25, 2018
The Pay Ratio & Proxy Disclosure Conference: September 25, 2018

* An additional fee applies to attend the Pre-Conference sessions.

The "Say-On-Pay" Workshop: 15th Annual Executive Compensation Conference

September 26, 2018

26th Annual NASPP Conference and Exhibition

Opening Reception: September 25, 2018

Conference Sessions: September 26-28, 2018**

**September 28 sessions will be held in the morning only.

View the full Conference agenda.

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Pre-Conference Programs

Register for our valuable Pre-Conference programs to complement your full Conference registration with highly-specialized content focused on key topics:

Stock Plan Administration Boot Camp

September 25, 2018  |  8 AM - 4 PM

Are you looking for a quick and effective way to power up your equity compensation knowledge? Our Stock Plan Administration Boot Camp covers all the basics from the ground up.

Designed specifically for those needing a comprehensive understanding of the essential concepts, terms, rules, and best practices in stock plan administration, this boot camp assembles leading experts who will cover the fundamentals in accounting, tax, and securities laws for equity awards. These industry veterans will also provide a full lifecycle overview for various equity types and their administration, including options, restricted stock and units, and employee stock purchase plans.

Learn more about the Stock Plan Administration Boot Camp.

The Pay Ratio & Proxy Disclosure Conference

September 25, 2018  |  8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Do not head into the 2019 proxy season unprepared. The Pay Ratio and Proxy Disclosure Conference is an essential program for anyone who has any role in setting/approving compensation or the preparation or review of proxy statements.

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Registration and Pricing

26th Annual NASPP Conference and Exhibition

Members: $1,925

Non-members: $2,945

BONUS!  Registration includes CompensationStandards.com's "Say-on-Pay" Workshop: 15th Annual Executive Compensation Conference at no extra cost.

The Pay Ratio & Proxy Disclosure Conference

NASPP Conference Registrants: $995 

NASPP Pre-Conference: Stock Plan Administration Boot Camp

Members: $995 

Non-members: $1,795

Download an order form to register by mail, fax, or email.

Cancellation Policy

All registrations are non-refundable.

Conference Hotel and Travel

The Conference will be hosted at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina hotel. You may reserve your room online or call (877) 622-3056. Be sure to mention the NASPP Conference for the best rate.

In the event that the host hotel sells out, following are some nearby hotels: Manchester Grand  Hyatt San Diego, Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, and Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. These are suggestions only. Please note that the NASPP has no special arrangements with any other hotels.

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.

Continuing Education

Attendees of the 26th Annual NASPP Conference and Exhibition 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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Become an Exhibitor or Sponsor

More than ever before, our attendees seek new solutions and service providers to help them adapt to today's demands. Join our satisfied ranks of repeat exhibitors and sponsors and find an event that you and your target audience will come back to again and again. Space is limited.

For more information on exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities:

Please email us or call (925) 685-9271.


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Code of Conduct

The NASPP is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone; we do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. All attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors at the NASPP Conference are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a courteous, professional and respectful manner, while at the conference and at any conference-related social events (including both sponsored events and informal gatherings).

If a conference participant violates this code, the NASPP may take any action it deems appropriate including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.



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The National Association of Stock Plan Professionals is the largest and oldest professional association for the stock and executive compensation community, with over two decades of leadership providing expert resources, education and other benefits for our more than 6,000 members across 32 affiliated chapters.


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