Symposium 2007: Public policy and good business
Center for Plain Language 2007 Symposium
October 12, 2007
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox, our keynote speaker, discussed the need for plain language in promoting transparency in investor information. After speaking, he took questions from the audience and joined us for a VIP reception. You can read Mr. Cox’s presentation on the SEC website.
Madeleine Yates (Merrill Lynch) and Max Dietshe (Addison) demonstrated how plain language and simplified communications meet regulatory requirements, while driving measurable business goals, improving the client experience and producing significant savings.
Peggy Foran (Pfizer), William Lutz, and Gordon Akwera (Addison) showed that plain language and information design produce a compensation discussion and analysis statement that is transparent and readable while meeting all regulatory requirements. You can read the Pfizer presentation on our website (PDF).
Rachael Keeler (Siegal+Gale) analyzed how good intentions often block the road to clear communication. You can read her presentation on our site (PDF).