1. It’s our 10th anniversary.
This year marks the 10th Social Capital Markets Conference in San Francisco. Over the past decade SOCAP has grown into the world’s leading conference dedicated to accelerating the marketplace at the intersection of money and meaning. Join us to celebrate this milestone while helping to continue the important work that brings us together.
2. This will be the largest SOCAP ever.
We offer the biggest tent of any social impact conference–and you are invited to join the conversation. Over 20,000 people have attended SOCAP over the past decade. Our conference is known for our unique cross-sector approach to catalyze collaboration for change. This year we are on track to convene nearly 3000 impact investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, business leaders, and other innovators from across the world.
3. This will be the best SOCAP ever.
Take a look at the list of speakers and participating organizations you’ll find at SOCAP17 to see why this will be the best SOCAP yet. SOCAP17 offers the opportunity to engage in conversations led by over 500 social impact thought leaders. Choose from over 140 sessions, workshops, and other programming led by experts, practitioners, and thought leaders across the space including:
- Guest Curated Spotlights, organized by leaders in the impact space
- Racial Equity Track sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
- Inclusive Fintech Track curated by Catalyst Foundation and J.P.Morgan Chase
- 64 SOCAP Open Sessions submitted by our community
4. Meet today’s leading social entrepreneurs.
Come meet hundreds of the world’s most innovative social entrepreneurs, including over 140 social entrepreneurs from around the globe who were awarded the 2017 SOCAP Scholarship. Many current and former SOCAP Entrepreneur Scholarship recipients have been named to Forbes’ 2017 list of 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs. At SOCAP you will have many opportunities to meet these entrepreneurs, hear their stories, and learn about their solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
5. Join the Good Capital Project to Drive More Capital to Purpose Driven Investments
SOCAP also hosts the largest gathering in the world of impact investors with over 1000 investors present from across the impact capital sector. This year we launched our new initiative The Good Capital Project (GCP) in New York in June. GCP is a two-year project designed to increase collaboration across silos to accelerate capital flows to purpose driven investments.
At SOCAP17, the GCP will share some of the learnings gleaned from the Grand Challenges work and announce the central themes of the next phase of the project. Several GCP Workshops at SOCAP17 will offer you the opportunity to get involved, offer input, and help move this work forward.
6. Our work is more important than ever.
Over the past ten years of SOCAP conferences, we have convened people, ideas, and capital to catalyze world change. Impact increasingly has a place across all asset classes and investor types, but the work is far from done. Our community will come together at SOCAP17 to continue conversations we began long ago and start new ones. Please join us.
The 2017 Social Capital Markets will take place between Tuesday, October 10 and Friday, October 13, 2017 at The Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, California. Buy your full conference passes or day passes to SOCAP17 here.