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Elevate 2024

10 reasons why you won’t want to miss Elevate 2024


Elevate 2024 is the year’s premier GRC event. This year, we’re offering 60+ sessions that will give you the knowledge, tools and relationships you need to improve outcomes in your organization — and move your own career forward. We’ve crafted content and experiences that align perfectly with the needs of board leaders, administrators and members. Join peers from nonprofit, healthcare, education and other sectors this September to learn how new technology and highly refined GRC best practices can help you understand board culture and better meet expectations.

Wondering if Elevate is for you? Here are ten compelling reasons to attend:

1. Learn from industry experts

We’re featuring a lineup of renowned speakers and thought leaders, like Michael Rasmussen, GRC Analyst and Pundit at GRC 20/20 Research, and Cody Scott, Senior Analyst at Forrester, with dozens more to be announced soon. From AI and enterprise risk management to sustainability and nonprofit board experience, Elevate covers a range of topics with more than 60 sessions that will make this your most valuable learning experience of the year. Gain valuable insights, explore actionable strategies and discover practical tools from the people shaping the future of GRC and ESG.

2. Invest in yourself with continued learning

Get practical, hands-on training and earn continuing education credits and CLEs for ongoing professional development. With sessions focused on financial management, budgeting and long-term planning tailored to your sector’s needs, you’ll gain practical insights and strategies geared toward financial stability and sustainability — especially during economic uncertainties.

3. Hear expert advice for getting the most from your BoardEffect software

Whether you’re a seasoned user or just getting started, Elevate prepares you to extract the full potential of BoardEffect software. You can ask questions, explore upcoming features and learn about industry-specific best practices — directly from Diligent subject matter and product experts.

4. Explore critical GRC insights

Elevate is the year’s singular event where the world’s leading GRC solutions provider shares industry insights, best practices and emerging solutions that you can use to achieve your own GRC goals. Discover how to turn the art of governance into a clear strategic advantage by participating in a wide range of sessions, training workshops, round table discussions and solution demonstrations. Explore topics ranging from AI to ethical compliance to enterprise risk management. If you’re looking for practical skills and actionable strategies that enhance everyday organizational practices and drive success, don’t miss Elevate.

5. Build your network and create high-value connections

Networking is essential in the public and nonprofit sectors. Developing relationships with peers you trust is a great way to advance your organization—and your own career. Elevate is the ideal venue to forge these meaningful connections and develop relationships with like-minded professionals who face the same challenges you do. Elevate provides an intentional space for connecting with 600+ of your peers. You’ll have multiple opportunities to form new relationships with people who understand the complexities of your sector.

6. Have fun exploring Houston

Houston boasts a vibrant culinary scene with a wide range of restaurants and food trucks, offering everything from traditional Texan barbecue to international cuisines. The city is also home to many green spaces, so if you need fresh air, visit one of the city’s many parks and gardens.

7. Problem-solve with peers — and connect in person

Elevate is your opportunity to explore and experiment with new ideas, software and strategies. So, don’t hold back! We designed Elevate for you to collaborate and problem solve through workshops, training sessions and networking opportunities. This is your chance to break free of the daily grind, learn from experts and share ideas with peers.

8. Discover practical insights for real-world solutions

Elevate isn’t just about the theoretical. It’s about actionable takeaways you can immediately deploy to drive results. Bring practical insights, proven strategies and new tools back to your team and find new ways to navigate new and old challenges like achieving holistic risk management with key stakeholders or developing strategies for effective communication and decision-making.

9. Strengthen governance and compliance across your organization

Elevate 2024 offers a unique opportunity to explore future innovations planned for the Diligent One Platform. Expand your understanding of how the platform strengthens governance and improves risk management and compliance workflows in your organization. In addition to new and merging features, you’ll also have multiple opportunities to explore the many integrations we offer that contribute to improved outcomes within your organization or community.

10. Build a solid plan for long-term success

Diligent is investing in the future of GRC and continually introducing new technologies and best practices to help organizations like yours succeed. Elevate is the one event where all of this technology, knowledge and innovation is on display. Attending Elevate and absorbing everything it has to offer will give you the knowledge and tools you need to build the right long-term plan for your organization.

Is it obvious that we want leaders like you to be part of Elevate 2024? We hope so. Join us in Houston this September and get everything you need to make a difference in your organization — and in the communities you serve.

Elevate 2024

Date: September 8-11, 2024

Location: Marriott Marquis in Houston, TX

Save up to $400 by registering before May 31. Register today to secure your spot (and save!) at Elevate 2024.


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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