Welcome to Wednesday at SOCAP18! To help you plan your day, we’ve put together a list of some of the activities happening around Fort Mason today. For easy access to the schedule and session descriptions and networking tools, download the Pathable app for iPhone or Android.
Book Signings In the Festival Pavilion Marketplace
A number of relevant and timely books are available for sale at the Marketplace in Festival Pavilion. Several SOCAP18 speakers will be making appearances in the bookstore to sign copies of their own books. Here is a list of today’s scheduled book signings:
11:30am – 12pm: Ann Mei Chang & Eric Ries will be signing copies of Lean Impact.
12 – 12:30 pm: Mauricio Lim Miller will be signing copies of The Alternative.
12:30 – 1pm: Jed Emerson will be signing copies of The Purpose of Capital.
1 – 1:30pm: Anand Giridharadas will be signing copies of Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World
Zebras Unite! Meet Up
Today between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm founders and funders are invited to the Zebras Unite! Meet Up at SOCAP18. Join other Zebras or learn more about the Zebras Unite movement promoting disruptive business models that balance both profit and purpose, champion democracy, and put a premium on sharing power and resources. Learn more about the movement in this SOCAP Conversation interview with movement Co-founder Astrid Scholz.
The Africa@SOCAP Lounge and African Entrepreneurs and Investors Exchange in the Big Top Tent
From 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm today, go to the Africa@SOCAP lounge in the Big Top Tent for The African Entrepreneurs and Investors Exchange gathering, organized by Baobab Consulting. At this informal event, African entrepreneurs and investors interested in working with them can meet, talk, and begin building meaningful partnerships while enjoying an afternoon caffeine boost.
If you haven’t been there yet, The Africa@SOCAP lounge, powered by Baobab Consulting, is a convening place at SOCAP18 for anyone interested in scaling impact in Africa. Entrepreneurs, investors, development organizations, and media professionals are encouraged to use the lounge for meetings, activities, and networking. Some of the African entrepreneurs will also be showcasing some of their products. A Baobab Consulting staff member will be on site at all times to make sure those interested in Africa get the right guidance on how to maximize their impact at SOCAP.
An Ode to Big Tents
https://vimeo.com/296493157SOCAP offers the biggest tent of any convener in the impact space. If you missed the video released at last night’s plenary–please enjoy this video ode to big tents, made by our friends at ISSIMO.
Lunch by Acre Gourmet
Lunch will be served buffet style in Festival Pavilion and in the Big Top today between 11:30 am and 2 pm. Sessions run concurrently throughout the day without a break, so plan some time in your mid-day schedule to eat or pick up lunch to take to your next session. Acre Gourmet will offer vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and nut-free offerings at every meal.
Wednesday Wine Down in the Intentional Lounge
At the end of the day, between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm, join the SOCAP community for an informal and fun happy-hour in the Intentional Lounge in Festival Pavilion. Keep the conversations going at the Wine Down.
The Ghost Fleet is a documentary feature that uncovers the vast injustice of slavery in the Thai fishing industry through thrilling escape stories. The Ghost Fleet will be screened at SOCAP18 in Southside Theater at 6:30 pm, followed by Q&A with director Shannon Service.
Visit the Social Entrepreneur Marketplace
We have curated a selection of high-quality, socially responsible products to sell in our entrepreneur marketplace, located in the center of Festival Pavilion. This is an opportunity to take home a special memento from SOCAP while supporting some of the changemaking entrepreneurs that are creating positive impact around the globe. The marketplace will be open:
- Today from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
- Thursday 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
- Friday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Humans of #SOCAP18
Please continue to use the hashtag #SOCAP18 when posting about the event on social media. Also, SOCAP’s social media team will be out taking photos and collecting stories from you! Look out for them to share your story.
We are active on Facebook [@socialcapitalmarkets], Twitter [@SOCAPmarkets], and Instagram [@SOCAPmarkets]. Follow and connect with us on these platforms to stay in the loop.
SOCAP18 Instagram Contest Continues
Keep Posting 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! Winners will be announced on Thursday!
SOCAP18 will take place between now and Friday, October 26, 2018, at The Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, California. Join us! Purchase your day pass here.