On June 19, 2018, we hosted the AESC Executive Research Forum in New York. The event included a series of dynamic content with topics touching upon the performance of the executive search profession and assessment of the role of the researcher, innovative ways to approach communication skills through improv, applicable measures in identifying and securing the best candidate, pertinent guidance on what you need to be aware of with new privacy regulations in place, next practices for sourcing and recruiting outside of the professional networking sites researchers have become so dependent on, and more.