NACD - National Association of Corporate Directors


NACD is pleased to announce NACD NXT, a multi-year initiative to highlight breakthrough board practices that promote greater diversity and inclusion, ultimately fostering long-term value creation. This initiative is designed to recognize breakthrough practices that promote diversity and ultimately help develop the next generation of boardroom leadership. 

The formal kick off will be the NACD NXT Recognition Gala, Saturday, Sept. 29 in Washington, DC (the first evening of the NACD Global Board Leaders’ Summit).

Sure to be one of the most memorable director events of the year, all ticket and table sale proceeds will support the NACD NXT initiative including scholarships, research, and additional leadership development programming.

Help Us Celebrate

Join NACD and your director peers for this inaugural event. The evening will include networking, cocktails, dinner, and a special tribute to our nominees and award winners. We look forward to celebrating their outstanding achievements and hope you can join us for what will be an inspirational and unforgettable night.

NACD NXT Recognition Gala
Saturday, September 29
Washington, DC

6:30-7:30 | Cocktail Reception
7:30-9:30 | Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Black Tie Optional


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Don't miss the opportunity to show your support for this year's nominees. Make sure your company is represented by securing a sponsorship opportunity while still available.

Table: $10,000

  • One corporate dinner table with your company logo (seating for 10).
  • Company logo displayed on the NACD NXT website before, during, and after the event.
  • Company name/logo shown on screens at event.

Congratulatory Ad: $5,000

  • Promote your business or honor an award nominee with a full-page color ad in the program book.

To secure the sponsorhip opportunuty of your choice, please contact Chris Barnard directly at or 571-367-3680.


Marriott Marquis
901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Also home of the 2018 NACD Global Board Leaders’ Summit, the Marriott Marquis is right in the heart of Washington, DC. Conveniently located near Penn Quarter, Chinatown and Capital One Arena, this venue is a modern downtown hotel, a perfect home base to explore the city's best attractions.


The nomination period for the NACD NXT Gala Awards is now closed. Finalists in each category (small-cap, mid-cap, large-cap, and private companies) are listed below, and winners will be publicly announced during the NACD NXT Recognition Gala.

Archer Daniels Midland Alliant Energy
Estee Lauder Companies Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings
Eversource Energy CIT Group
HP Foot Locker
Newmont Mining Simpson Manufacturing
Prudential Financial Tech Data
Target Terex
Union Pacific United Rentals
  Yamana Gold
EVERTEC Dynamics Intelligence
Hooker Furniture Larry H. Miller Management
TrueBlue Liberty Mutual Holding


Register by phone: 571-367-3700

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Payment, Cancellation, and Transfer Policy

Event registrations are not guaranteed until payment is received. Each cancelled registration will be assessed a $500 cancellation fee. Cancellations must be received in writing no fewer than 30 calendar days before the event start date in order to qualify for a partial refund. If written notice is given within 29 calendar days of the event start date, registrants will forfeit the entire program fee unless it is transferred to another NACD program pursuant to the following transfer policy.

Application for transfer credit must be received within 30 calendar days of the date on which NACD receives written notice of cancellation. Transferred credit (less the $500 cancellation fee) will apply only to eligible NACD programs that occur within 12 months of a cancellation. Please submit all cancellations and transfer requests via e-mail to or via fax to 866-536-9044.