Modern Governance Summit 2021

Virtual Conference
September 14-15, 2021


This virtual event brings together thousands of 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, the Modern Governance Summit is designed to elevate governance practices across your organization.

The virtual conference is FREE to register. CLE/CPD credit will also be offered to attendees. 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


The Modern Governance Summit is free to attend.


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.

Conference sessions will begin at 10:00am ET and end at 2:00pm ET each day. The full agenda will be released in June. Register to receive agenda updates as sessions and speakers are announced.


Stay tuned as we announce our 2021 conference speakers in the upcoming weeks.

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

Coming out of the 2020 event, we’ve created a How-To Guide for modern governance that offers critical takeaways, session details and actionable insights.

Award Recipients

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

On-Demand Sessions

Watch the 2020 virtual summit sessions all on-demand.


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.