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6 Things to Do Right Now to Have an Amazing Time at SOCAP18

SOCAP September 12, 2018

SOCAP18 will kick off at Fort Mason in San Francisco in less than six weeks! There are a few steps to take right now that will help you have the best experience possible at the conference.

1. Plan to hit the ground running! Sessions Start at 1pm on Tuesday 10/23.

For those of you who have been to SOCAP before, be aware that this year’s schedule is going to be slightly different. When booking your travel arrangements and plans, please note that registration will open at 11am on Tuesday, October 23rd and sessions will begin promptly at 1pm. The entire afternoon will be packed with important conversations, culminating in an opening plenary at 4:30 pm that is not to be missed, followed by a welcome reception.
Note: SOCAP will not be serving lunch on Tuesday, but there are many options nearby the campus of the Fort Mason Center.

2. Make housing arrangements now.

If you have not already booked a hotel or made other arrangements for housing throughout the conference, please do so immediately. There is another very large conference taking place in San Francisco the same week as SOCAP18 and the number of housing options in the area is extremely limited and dwindling.

3. Update your profile and begin meeting the SOCAP18 community on Pathable.

If you have already registered for the conference, then you should have received an email inviting you to join the SOCAP18 community on Pathable. If you haven’t already, personalize your Pathable profile with your photo, bio, important links (your website, Twitter handle…etc.) and tags that identify your areas of focus.
Take these steps now to connect with others in the SOCAP community before the conference even begins. Begin networking now by researching other attendees, starting (public or private) discussions, and requesting meetings directly through the secure platform.
Please note: the schedule is not yet available on Pathable as we are finalizing all of the sessions. As soon as the schedule is confirmed, we will add it to the Pathable platform so that you can begin reading about sessions and making your own personal schedule.

4. Plan on joining the Food Truck Party the night of Thursday 10/25.

The Food Truck party is one of SOCAP’s most beloved annual traditions – don’t miss out at SOCAP18! This year the big party begins 6pm on Thursday, October 25th and continues until 10pm. As always, some of San Francisco’s finest food trucks will be serving delicious cuisine from around the world to the sound of a live band. Bring your dancing shoes!

5. If you require special accommodations or assistance, please ask!

We want everyone at SOCAP18 to have equal access and enjoyment of the conference experience. Please let us know as soon as possible if you have any special requests or needs (from equipment to hands on assistance). Email your questions, concerns, and requests to

6. Reserve a private meeting room for important conversations.

We have meeting rooms available on campus for SOCAP attendees to reserve at an hourly rate. Hours and room sizes vary and are limited – please contact Jamie McGonnigal ( for additional details.
If you haven’t yet joined our community of passionate impact investors, social entrepreneurs, and others who are passionate about using the tools of business and finance to solve the world’s greatest challenges we invite you to register for SOCAP18 in San Francisco or to attend one of our SOCAP 365 events in cities across the US.

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