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The ultimate guide to Diligent Elevate 2024: Everything you need to know


Diligent Elevate 2024 — formerly Modern Governance Summit, the biggest, most exciting governance, risk and compliance (GRC) event of the year, is set in the vibrant city of Houston, Texas, from September 8-11. This conference is a cornerstone for professionals across all sectors who are navigating the complex landscapes of governance, risk and compliance. Whether you’re looking to deepen your knowledge, earn continuing education credits or connect with industry leaders and peers, Elevate 2024 offers a rich agenda packed with valuable insights and opportunities.

Join us to stay ahead of the curve in the evolving world of GRC.

Below you’ll find answers to your most pressing questions about Elevate 2024. If you’re ready to sign up now, skip directly to our registration page.

Elevate 2024 FAQs

What is Diligent Elevate 2024?

Diligent Elevate, formerly Modern Governance Summit, is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for Diligent users to gain insights into GRC trends, network with peers and industry leaders, and receive hands-on training to level up your use of your Diligent solutions. From governance insights to audit strategies, Elevate is the ultimate GRC event of the year.

Why should I attend Elevate 2024?

Elevate 2024 is not just an event; it’s an investment in your professional growth and understanding of GRC. You’ll gain insights from industry leaders, earn continuing education credits and discover new tools and practices that can transform your organization. Check out our blog, 10 reasons why you won’t want to miss Elevate 2024.

Who should attend this conference?

Elevate 2024 is designed for professionals across all industries involved in GRC and ESG (environmental, social and governance). Attendees are made up of governance, legal, compliance, risk, audit and ESG professionals across top public, private, nonprofit and public-sector organizations who are responsible for supporting their board of directors and executive leadership team with corporate governance and board practices, compliance, regulation and legal matters, shareholder relations and subsidiary management.

Where and when is Elevate 2024?

Elevate 2024 will take place from September 8-11, 2024, at the Marriott Marquis in Houston, Texas. This venue provides a central location with excellent facilities to host the conference, ensuring a productive and enjoyable experience for all attendees.

How do I register?

You can register for Elevate 2024 by visiting our registration page and choosing the pricing option most appropriate for your organization.

Will I get continuing education (CE) credits?

Yes, attendees will have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits (CEUs) and CLEs.

What networking opportunities will be available?

Elevate 2024 provides numerous networking opportunities. You can connect with peers during breakout sessions, roundtables and evening networking events. It’s a great chance to share experiences, meet peers, discuss industry trends and build lasting professional relationships.

What is the schedule/agenda?

The event is packed with insightful sessions from September 8-11, 2024. Our agenda includes training sessions, general sessions and breakout discussions covering the latest in GRC and ESG. For a detailed view, visit our agenda page.

How do I get to Elevate 2024?

Getting to Houston for the Elevate 2024 conference is convenient, thanks to its accessibility via two major airports. The Marriott Marquis Houston, where the event is being held, is located in downtown Houston. You can fly into George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), which is about 20 miles away, or William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), which is approximately 9.8 miles from the hotel.

For those driving to the event, valet parking is available at the Marriott Marquis at a daily rate of $65. Alternatively, off-site parking can be found at the Avenida North Garage located at 701 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010, with rates of $65 daily and $70 for oversized vehicles.

Has Diligent reserved hotel rooms for conference attendees?

Yes, Diligent has reserved a limited block of hotel rooms at the Marriott Marquis Houston at a special rate of $269 plus taxes and fees specifically for conference attendees. It’s important to note that the deadline to reserve a room at this discounted rate is August 16, 2024.

After this date, or once the room block is full, reservations will be subject to space availability and may be at a higher rate. Hotel rooms must be canceled 72 hours prior to the scheduled check-in date to avoid a fee equivalent to one night’s room and tax. Reservations can be made during the conference registration process or by reserving through the Marriott block designated for the event. Click here for more information on reserving your room.

What else is there to do in Houston?

While you’re in Houston for Elevate 2024, take the opportunity to explore the vibrant surroundings. Downtown Houston boasts an impressive array of 54 restaurants within a 0.3-mile radius of the Marriott Marquis.

Sports enthusiasts can catch a game at Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros Major League Baseball team. For nature lovers, Brazos Bend State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities including walking trails, hike and bike trails, horseback riding, a nature center and fishing. The park is also home to the George Observatory, a perfect spot for stargazing. Houston also offers a vibrant culinary scene with a wide range of restaurants and food trucks, offering everything from traditional Texan barbecue to international cuisines.

Who will be speaking?

Elevate 2024 features a lineup of distinguished speakers, including industry experts like Michael Rasmussen, a noted GRC analyst, and Brian Stafford, President & CEO of Diligent. They will share valuable insights and strategies for navigating the future of GRC and ESG. Check out our speakers page for the latest updates to our to our 2024 lineup.

Are there sponsorship opportunities available?

Yes, sponsoring Elevate 2024 offers a unique opportunity to connect with key decision-makers across various industries. For more details on sponsorship packages and benefits, please contact us at

I have more questions. Who can I contact for more information?

For any further inquiries about Elevate 2024, please reach out to us at We’re here to help make your experience as informative and enjoyable as possible.

We look forward to seeing you at Elevate 2024 in Houston, where you can elevate your knowledge, network, and impact in the world of governance, risk, and compliance. Register today!

Note: This information was accurate at publication. Please refer to the Elevate page for the most current information.

Dottie Schindlinger

Dottie Schindlinger is Executive Director of the Diligent Institute, the governance think tank and research arm of Diligent Corporation. In her role, Dottie promotes the intersection of governance and technology as a recognized expert in the field. She co-authored Governance in the Digital Age: A Guide for the Modern Corporate Board Director, ©2019, John Wiley & Sons Publishers, and is creator and co-host of The Corporate Director Podcast, a fortnightly show featuring corporate directors sharing their stories about modern governance.
Dottie was a founding team member of BoardEffect, a board management software platform launched in 2007 focused on serving the needs of healthcare, higher education & nonprofit boards. Prior to BoardEffect, she spent 15 years working in a variety of governance roles, including as a board support professional, consultant, trainer, board member, and senior executive. Dottie serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of the Alice Paul Institute, and is a Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

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