IR Leader
January 02, 2024

Each year, CIRI members rely on their increasingly valued membership for professional development, resourcesnetworking opportunities, and advocacy. Through these efforts, a CIRI membership has greater value today than ever before.

As you prepare for 2024, take a look at the professional development events that CIRI offered in 2023. Many of these events are available for members to access through On-demand Webinars. These events cover a range of topics aimed at keeping members current on IR and related areas, with emphasis on evolving practices amid today's unique circumstances. Leverage CIRI's professional development events to stay on top of IR issues and practices. 

In the coming year, you can expect a wide range of topics covered through professional development events and offered in a variety of formats – virtual and in person. Plus, with more targeted events and networking opportunities, there truly is something for everyone. 

If you have not yet renewed for 2024, your membership has now expired. Please pay your invoice online to ensure your CIRI membership is not disrupted. Your payment is complete once you receive an email from CIRI with your order confirmation. Should you require assistance with this, please get in touch with Joe Vales or call (416) 364-8200 ext. 105. 

If you are not yet a CIRI member, click here to join today.

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CIRI's Annual Conference is the second-largest gathering of IR practitioners in the world. With two days of programming, the Conference brings together industry leaders and IR experts who offer their views and advice during breakout sessions, panel discussions and presentations. You will have an opportunity to meet with knowledgeable exhibitors who offer IR services and products that can help you do your job more effectively. You will benefit from the numerous opportunities to network with your peers and share your IR successes and challenges.

This year, we want you to have the opportunity to share topic and speaker ideas that are most relevant to you as we recognize that there are diverse levels of experience and interest. Submit your ideas today!

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