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SOCAP18 Kicks Off! Day One Highlights for Tuesday 10/23

SOCAP October 23, 2018

Welcome to the first day of SOCAP18, the conference at the intersection of money and meaning. We are so glad that you are here to help us kick off our next decade of impact! SOCAP18 has a lot of surprises in store–with more creative events and performances, workshops, and networking sessions happening around the Fort Mason campus than ever before. Every day of the conference we will share a curated list of events that are happening at SOCAP18 to help you choose your own adventure.

Plan Your SOCAP Schedule

Read full descriptions of all the great content and events that will be happening at SOCAP18 on Pathable and make your own personal schedule.
Also helpful for schedule planning: the SOCAP18 session grid showing all panels and workshops happening concurrently by time block.
To see a day-by-day, at-a-glance listing of all mainstage speakers, take a look at our Festival Mainstage lineup.
For easy access to the SOCAP18 schedule and conference networking tools, download the Pathable app for iPhone or Android.

ADAP Deal Room @ SOCAP18

Starting at 1pm today in the Sartle Library, investors are invited to the ADAP Capital Deal Room at SOCAP18. This is the second year in a row that ADAP is hosting a deal room for social impact ventures at SOCAP. ADAP will announce which ventures were selected to receive a $75,000 investment on Thursday afternoon on the Festival Mainstage.


Today from 2:30 – 4:00 pm come to the 360 dome set up next to the Firehouse to join a celebration of the opening of Indigenous@SOCAP18. Curated and produced by Indigenous social entrepreneurs and a collective of supporting partners, Indigenous@ SOCAP18 will host a variety of sessions including interactive and VR films, discussions about regenerative wisdom led by Indigenous leaders, visionaries, and culture bearers. Look for Indigenous@SOCAP18 on Pathable to discover all the content that will be happening in the dome throughout the conference.

Ben Hecht Book Signing

Visit our Marketplace bookstore in Festival Pavilion to shop for a curated selection of books on impact investing and social entrepreneurship, including a number of volumes written by SOCAP18 speakers. The authors of some of those books will be signing copies at the conference. Today between 6 pm and 6:30pm, Living Cities President and CEO Ben Hecht will be signing copies of his book Reclaiming the American Dream.

How to Get the Most Out of SOCAP – A Workshop Led by BATS Improv

Not just for newcomers, join the fun and informative How to Get the Most Out of SOCAP session, taking place between 3pm and 4pm on the Festival Mainstage, to learn how to navigate, enjoy, and get maximum benefit from SOCAP18.
This year, for the first time ever, this workshop will be led by BATS Improv, a professional theatre company and an artistic community that cultivates and innovates the craft of improvised theatre through engaging, playful, creative performance and training.
BATS Improv has created a special ticket discount code for SOCAP18 attendees. Between now and the end of November, enter the code SOCAP when you purchase tickets to BATS performances to receive 30% off.

SOCAP18 Welcome Reception

Plan to stick around to meet up with old friends and new after the plenary. At 6pm, we’ll kick off SOCAP18 with an opening night reception featuring delicious local fare by Acre Gourmet.


Please use the hashtag #SOCAP18 when posting about the event on social media. We encourage you to share your insights, takeaways, stories, and favorite SOCAP moments with the tens of thousands members of this community that cannot join us at Fort Mason this week.
If something or someone inspires you, moves you, teaches you something new, or strikes you as important, please share a post about it with the hashtag #SOCAP18 so that all of the social entrepreneurs, impact investors, and others around the world who are passionate about growing the market at the intersection of money and meaning can join in the conversation online.
We are active on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram . Follow and connect with us on these platforms to stay in the loop.
Our social media team is going to be on the ground, talking to members of the SOCAP community to make sure your voices are heard. Look out for them to share your story.

SOCAP18 Instagram Contest

Post to WIN! Share your #SOCAP18 experience on Instagram, using hashtag #SOCAP18.
We will be featuring the top Instagram images on monitors in Festival Pavillion throughout the event. The most engaged images will receive a SOCAP18 VIP Swag Bag! The winner will be announced Thursday.

Highlights Every Day Until Friday

Every day, there will be new opportunities to meet, network, collaborate, share, inspire and be inspired by your fellow SOCAP attendees. Check the SOCAP blog every morning for daily highlights and Pathable throughout the day to learn more about speakers and attendees, plan your schedule, initiate discussions, and more.
SOCAP18 will take place between now and Friday, October 26, 2018, at The Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, California. Join us! Full conference passes and day passes are still available.

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