Modern Governance Summit

September 17-18, 2020 - Virtual Conference


This virtual event brings together corporate secretaries, GCs, board administrators, clerks, executive assistants, and other governance professionals across all industries for two days of education, networking and product training opportunities—with some fun along the way! From thought-leadership sessions to product training, this virtual event is designed to elevate governance practices across your organization.

The virtual conference is FREE to register. CLE/CPD credit will also be offered. Take the opportunity to learn more about modern governance and extend your knowledge.


Engage with your peers in the governance industry


Learn about emerging governance trends from a range of speakers and panelists


Get the inside scoop on the new products Diligent is bringing to market


Gather best practices to enhance your effectiveness and leadership skills


Modern Governance Summit On-demand Content is free to all registrants.

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At the Modern Governance Summit, each virtual session will discuss powerful ideas around topics that matter the most today – cybersecurity & collaboration, diversity & inclusion, and reputation & transparency. As a registrant, you will be able to access all session content after the virtual conference concludes.

For governance professionals who use (or plan to use) our BoardDocs product.

For governance professionals who use (or plan to use) our BoardEffect product.

For governance professionals who use (or plan to use) our iCompass product.

For governance professionals who use (or plan to use) Diligent or Entities (formerly Blueprint) product.

For governance professionals who use (or plan to use) our Community product.


Shellye Archambeau

Fortune 500 Board Member, Former CEO of MetricStream, Advisor and Author

Douglas Chia

President, Soundboard Governance LLC

Dr. Romules Durant

CEO/Superintendent, Toledo Public Schools

Helle Bank Jorgensen

CEO and Executive Director, Competent Boards

Wes Moore

Chief Executive Officer, Robin Hood Foundation

Merline Saintil

Technology Leader, Business Executive and Independent Board Director

Pamela Passman

Former President & CEO of, Vice Chair, The Ethisphere Institute and former Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Global Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft Corporation

Ellen Whittemore

EVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Wynn Resorts


Key Takeaways

We share key takeaways from our first-ever 2019 Modern Governance Summit in Orlando, Florida.

Award Recipients

Diligent recognized 100 hardworking company secretaries and governance professionals as part of the Modern Governance 100.

Video Recap

Watch our video recap from our first-ever Modern Governance Summit in 2019, Orlando, FL.


Please feel free to reach out with any questions, at any time, to and one of our event team members will respond to you promptly.