Roundtable on Modernizing the SEC's Disclosure System
On October 8, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold a roundtable to discuss ways in which its current disclosure system can be modernized to provide investors more useful and timely information to help them make investment choices. The roundtable will be organized as two panels. The panels will be moderated by Commission staff and will include investor representatives, company officials, information intermediaries, practitioners, and academics. The roundtable is part of the Commission's 21st Century Disclosure Initiative. The roundtable will be held in the auditorium of SEC headquarters at 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC, from 9 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m. The roundtable will be open to the public with seating on a first- come, first-served basis. The roundtable discussions will be Webcast on the Commission's Web site at http://www.sec.gov. The roundtable agenda and other related materials, including a list of participants and moderators, will be accessible at http://www.sec.gov/ disclosureinitiative. The Commission welcomes comments regarding any of the topics to be addressed at the roundtable and is particularly interested in comments responding to the questions that are set forth below.