Programming Calendar

NIRI Houston has worked hard to offer our members a robust calendar of programs combined with superior networking opportunities. Providing quality content that supports your career objectives and engages all our members is one of the primary goals of the Chapter.  We are continually working to provide best-in-class programming to insure each meeting enhances to your professional development.

In response to our member survey and in support of the national IR Certification, we are pleased to offer the following year of innovative and informative programming. From senior IROs to the latest in economic and financial market developments, we invite you to save these dates on your calendar!

To register for these programs, visit our Events page.  Event details as well as registration links will be available a month prior to each event date.

Upcoming Events, 2017 – 2018 Program Year

September 19th 11:30 – 1pm @ Brennan’s (Downtown)
Lessons Learned from a Senior IRO: Steve Campbell, Newfield Exploration

October 17th 11:30 – 1pm @ Masaraff’s (Galleria)
Investor Relations in the Digital Age: Stephen Hughes, Federal Express

November 16th 5 – 7pm, NIRI Neighborhood Networking (N3)
Location pending

December 12th 11:30 – 1pm @ Brennan’s (Downtown)
Fireside Chat

January 16, 2018 11:30 – 1pm @ Brennan’s (Downtown)
Texas Economic Update: Gil Staley, The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership

February 15, 2018 5 – 7pm, NIRI Neighborhood Networking (N3)
Location pending

March 20, 2018 11:30 – 1pm @ Masaraff’s (Galleria)
MiFID II and its Impact on IR: Dan Romito, NASDAQ and Mitchell Schacher, UBS

April 17, 2018 11:30 – 1pm @ Brennan’s (Downtown)
ConocoPhillips’ Corporate Communications and IR, How the department works together

May 15, 2018 11:30 – 1pm @ Masaraff’s (Galleria)
Why IROs Should Take a Larger Role During Proxy Season

June 19, 2018 5 – 7pm, NIRI Neighborhood Networking (N3)
The Black Labrador, 4100 Montrose, Houston, 77006

Prior Events, 2016 – 2017 Program Year

Membership Appreciation Event- FREE to all NIRI Houston Members
July 20th, 2017 3- 6pm @ Top Golf Houston – Katy (I-10 Energy Corridor)

NIRI National Wrap-Up and IRO Best Practices

Get Your Head Out of Your Bottom Line and Build Your Brand on Purpose
Featuring Bethany Andell, President of Savage Designs
May 16th, 2017 @ Brennan’s

N3 Volunteer Day- Join us at the Houston Food Bank
Join the NIRI Houston Chapter support the Comcast Cares Day.  This city-wide event through the Houston Food Bank sorts, inventories and packs food bundles which will be handed out any Houstonian in need.  Registration required.
April 22nd, 2017 @ Houston Food Bank

Working with the Media – Insight from Corporate and Leading Media Practitioners
Featuring Richard Stubbe, Houston Bureau Chief of Bloomberg News, Brad Olson, National Energy Correspondent of WSJ, and Rick Goins, Independent Consultant.
April 18th, 2017 @ Masraff’s

Insights from a Senior IRO: Management and Strategies for Non-Deal Road Shows
Featuring Cedric Burger, SVP Investor Relations of EOG Resources
March 21st, 2017 @ Brennan’s

N3 Happy Hour – Crisis Communication
February 23rd, 2017 @ Escalante’s Town &  Country

IR Strategy & Best Practices, Measuring the Success of Your IR Program
Featuring Bruce Connery, formerly of El Paso and Gene Rubin of Rivel
January 17th, 2017 @ Brennan’s

The Value of IR – Straight From the C-Suite
Featuring Jeff Hayden, VP of IR and Chip Johnson, CEO of Carrizo Oil & Gas
December 13th, 2016 @ Brennan’s

N3 Happy Hour – NIRI IRC Thoughts
November 17th, 2016 @ Weights + Measures

Non-GAAP Financial Measures: The Effects of the SEC’s Evolving Views
Featuring Kerry Burke, Partner of Covington & Burling LLP
October 18th, 2016 @ Masraff’s

NIRI Southwest Regional Conference
September 29-30th, 2016 @ Hyatt Regency Lost Pines, Austin, TX

Implications of the Elections and Europe on the US Capital Markets
Featuring Nelson Griggs, EVP Capital Markets of NASDAQ
September 20th, 2016 @ Brennan’s


Houston Corporate Governance Partnership

In addition to our programming, NIRI Houston is pleased to announce our partnership with the Houston Corporate Governance group enabling us to bring additional value to your NIRI membership.  Houston Chapter members will be able to attend Corporate Governance programming at their member pricing and we look forward to adding them to our events.  For a list of their upcoming events, visit