I haven't posted much here about the Compliance Week 2013 annual conference lately, but rest assured that we're working furiously to put the final touches on our agenda, speakers, and other special tweaks to make the conference as relevant and worthwhile for you as it has been every year.

A few updates worth noting now…

  • Our first announced keynote speaker is Ed Breen, chairman of Tyco International—and more importantly, former CEO from 2002 until September 2012. Breen was the one who took the reins at Tyco after then-CEO Denis Koslowski was sent to prison on fraud charges; he had to replace most of the board and senior in-house personnel, and rebuild the culture, and convince skeptical customers the business was on the road back to redemption, and rescue the business from the brink of bankruptcy. Breen will be telling war stories on May 20, the first day of the conference.
  • Our early-bird pricing has now, alas, expired. Our new pricing is still a very reasonable $1,645 for subscribers, $1,845 for non-subscribers, and will continue through March 31. Group discounts of $1,495 to $1,595 (depending on the size of the group) will remain for the rest of the spring. Register now, folks.
  • Yes, we still need a few speakers, especially anyone with on-the-ground experience managing compliance issues in India, China, or Europe. Interested? Drop me a line at mkelly@complianceweek.com. (Speakers can attend the entire conference for free, although you're responsible for your own travel and lodging costs.)
  • Our final agenda—exact days and times for all panel sessions, keynotes, and breakout sessions—will be announced next week. For now, you can see our working list of topics on our agenda page. As always, if you see something missing, let me know.

Or just take a look at this word cloud of our agenda and enjoy. (It links to a larger version suitable for your computer wallpaper. Anyone who does this and sends me a photo of you at your computer will be eligible for a discounted price of $1,545.)