Please note that we are suspending our standard cancellation and substitution policy for Directors’ College 2020 in light of the situation with Covid-19. If Stanford Law School decides to cancel the program, we will provide full credit for next year’s program to all registered participants, or a full refund if requested (there will be no processing fee deducted). If the program goes forward as scheduled on June 21-23, 2020, any registrant who is unable or prefers not to attend this year because of the consequences of the Covid-19 situation, will also receive a full credit for next year’s program, or a full refund if requested. Full refunds will also be provided for anyone registered for the optional Sunday Session. In addition, if a registered participant can no longer attend, we will substitute a colleague at no additional charge through June 12, 2020.

General Registration Information
Affiliate Registration Information
Payment Policy
Cancellation Policy
Press Registration Information

General Registration Information (Please note that our registration process has been revised.)

IF you are one of the following, you may go directly to our registration page:

  • Current or former board director of a publicly traded company;
  • Current or former Senior Executive of a publicly traded company; or
  • Board Director or Senior Executive at a large or prominent private company

Register Now

IF you are not in one of the three categories above, you will need to fill out an application form to provide us with additional information so that we can ensure that the program is a good fit for you. You will receive a response within 2-3 business days. 

Directors’ College is a program intended for current or former public company board directors at all levels of experience; current or former senior executives of publicly traded companies; board members or senior executives of large or prominent private companies; and prospective public or large private company directors who are likely to receive an appointment within the next 12 months. Acceptance of registration is at the discretion of the Program Directors, who may decline applications of unqualified candidates.

Apply Now

If you have questions about whether you can register now or if you need to fill out an application, please contact Amanda Packel, Co-Director of Directors’ College, at or at (650) 736-9770.

Historically, this event has filled 1-2 months in advance with little capacity for registration after that time. We advise registering early to ensure your participation.

Tuition covers admission to all panels and keynotes; attendance at the opening reception; daily breakfasts, lunches, and dinners; access to the 2020 Directors’ College supplemental reading materials; and a formal certificate of completion.

Please note that travel and lodging costs are the responsibility of each participant. Visit the Logistics and Travel page for more information.

Submission of applications or registration will be acknowledged promptly by e-mail. If you do not receive an acknowledgment within one hour of online application or registration submission, please contact us by phone at (650) 723-5905, via fax at (650) 725-2190, or send an e-mail inquiry to

General Tuition Rates

$7,450 Early Bird Price (ends 11/15/19)
$8,450 Discounted Price (11/16/19 – 3/10/20)
$8,950 Full Price (after 3/10/20)
$9,450.00 Full Price + Optional Sunday Afternoon Session

Group Tuition

Send your board to Directors’ College 2020. Group rates are available to companies who wish to send three or more of their directors or executives to the program. For more information or to receive the group registration code, please call the Stanford Rock Center at (650) 736-9770 or e-mail

Government/Judicial Rate

Directors’ College has a limited number of spaces available for government employees and members of the judiciary at a special rate of $5,450. Please email if you qualify and are interested in registering at this rate.

Continuing Legal Education

The State Bar of California has approved this program for MCLE credit. Certification from other states may be sought; however, approved hours may vary. Contact your local bar for more information.

Affiliate Registration Information

The Rock Center Affiliates Program comprises corporations and law firms that serve as partners in developing Executive Education programs. If you are a member of the Affiliates Program or are the client of an affiliate, you may qualify for a scholarship or a discount. For more information on the Affiliates Program, please contact Amanda Packel at or (650) 736-9770.

For a list of current Rock Center affiliates, click here.

Participants referred by one of our affiliates are entitled to a discount. On the registration form, please select “General with Code” as your participant type, and enter the discount code provided by the referring affiliate when prompted.

Affiliate registrations are subject to approval. DISCOUNTS MAY NOT BE COMBINED.

Payment Policy

Full payment must be received within 30 days of your registration date or by June 1, 2020, whichever comes first. Failure to submit payment will result in cancellation of your registration.

Cancellation and Substitution Policy

Cancellation and substitution requests must be emailed to Please review the cancellation and substitution policy carefully.



Prior to March 1, 2020, will be refunded the cost of tuition paid less the $850 processing fee.
Between March 1, 2020, and May 15, 2020, will be issued credit vouchers less than the $850 processing fee.
On or after May 15, 2020, forfeit the entire program fee.


Prior to March 15, 2020, registrants may be substituted by a qualified colleague at no cost.
Between March 15, 2020, and May 15, 2020, registrants may substitute a qualified colleague for an additional fee of $850.
On or after May 15, 2020, forfeit the entire program fee

Sunday Session: Cancellation by May 1, 2020, a credit voucher applicable to most Executive Education programs offered by Stanford Law School within 12 months can be issued, less a $60.00 processing fee. Written notification of cancellation must be sent to After May 12020, all program fees are forfeited.

Press Registration Information

We have a limited number of registration passes available to approved eligible members of the press. Members of the press are required to receive approval to register for Directors’ College 2020. Please take a moment to review our press policy below, which has been revised so that all keynote and perspective sessions are off the record. If you meet the criteria below to register as press for Directors’ College 2020, please email, and we will contact you directly to confirm whether you may register to attend.

All keynote and perspective sessions of the Stanford Law School’s Directors’ College are off the record­. Press may attend all other sessions, under the Chatham House Rule:

“When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.”

Who is eligible to register as press for Directors’ College:

  • Reporters, writers, producers, and editors with staff credentials from newspapers, magazines, online news services, wire services, radio or television networks, and stations. “Online news services” means online outlets that provide daily or weekly coverage of legal/related news (fact-based reporting); the website must extend beyond forums, personal diaries, personal analysis, or opinion.
  • Freelancers with approved credentials and/or an assignment letter from an approved media outlet.
  • Editors, writers of newsletters created and distributed by universities, government institutions or public agencies for the benefit of the public.
  • New media / social media bloggers: Bloggers who are associated with traditional media outlets or those who report on breaking legal or related business news on a daily/weekly basis will be allowed to register as media. You may be asked to provide proof of authorship in the form of live links to copies of articles/blog entries published within the past six months.

Acceptable media credentials for reporters, freelancers, and bloggers include:

1. Letter on official letterhead from an editor of a recognized publication or a producer of a recognized broadcast program certifying that reporter/freelancer is covering the conference for the respective organization

2. Government-issued press credentials

3. Official media outlet issued credentials/ID

Business cards will not be accepted as credentials.

The following groups are not eligible for media registration/badges—no exceptions:

  • Production companies
  • Marketing, sales and public relations professionals
  • Personal/non-commercial news web site writers
  • Consultants
  • Publishers and associate publishers
  • Industry representatives and financial or industry analysts