IR Leader
April 28, 2015

Join us in breathtaking Banff, AB, as the world's second-largest gathering of IR professionals assemble for the 28th Annual IR Conference. Join your colleagues for three days of unsurpassed learning and networking opportunities.

You will hear directly from CEOs, industry and capital market experts, senior IROs and peers who will share their insights and perspectives to help you navigate through the challenges and issues facing today's IRO. 

Click here to view the entire three-day program.

Register today and join your colleagues for the most anticipated event of the year.

Book Your Accommodation by April 28

CIRI has arranged rooms at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel at a special conference rate of $259/night (plus applicable taxes). This rate is guaranteed until April 28, 2015.
Click here to book your hotel room.

2015 Membership and Conference Bundle

CIRI has created a membership bundle that includes a 2015 Annual Conference registration, an Annual Membership including Chapter dues, CIRI's Guide to Developing an Investor Relations Program and the fourth edition of Standards & Guidance for Disclosure and Model Disclosure Policy.

To view details on how you can save $945, click here.  If you have any questions, please contact Karen Clutsam at
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Are you interested in discovering breathtaking Banff while at the 2015 Annual Conference? Or, looking to network with colleagues in a casual and fun environment? CIRI has organized the following activities for you and your companions to take part in to expand your 2015 Annual Conference experience. All optional events take place on Sunday morning.


If you have not registered for the 2015 Annual Conference or optional activities, click here.
If you have registered for the 2015 Annual Conference but have not signed up for optional activities, click here.


  • Rock Climbing in the Rockies
  • Cave and Basin Tour
  • 19th Annual CIRI Golf Tournament
All activity cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations received after April 17, 2015 are non-refundable. 
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