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SOCAP Global Travel Initiative Extended for a Second Year

SOCAP Global April 18, 2024

Emphasizing the Global Impact Community at SOCAP24

The worldwide scale of our collective challenges requires global collaboration. At SOCAP Global, we’re committed to the Global part of our name — we know meaningful, lasting, and systemic change is possible only when we break down silos, including the geographic lines that too often divide us. 

Throughout our 16-year history, SOCAP has proudly played the role of convener, surfacing and amplifying global innovations from changemakers around the world. The value of in-person convening is central to our mission at SOCAP. The tangible relationships, conversations, and learnings coupled with the intangible benefits provided when we gather together are our reasons for being.

One of our global SOCAP23 speakers and founder of Impact Investment Exchange, Professor Durreen Shahnaz, describes the value of an in-person global convening best:

Our most impactful commitments to global participation and leadership have included:

  • Making our SOCAP team more global, with multiple countries represented in our core full-time staff.
  • Co-curating our event content with some of the best and brightest global impact professionals through our Content Curation Councils.
  • Helping launch and are continuing our work with a newly formed consortium of global impact convenors.
  • Opening our SOCAP Global Travel Initiative for SOCAP23, which provided reduced ticket prices to attendees traveling from outside the U.S. and Canada

We are proud to be continuing and building upon all four of these steps in 2024.

At SOCAP23, we had more than 100 countries represented, and we want to build on that for this year’s conference. We are again able to offer reduced SOCAP24 ticket prices to our attendees traveling from outside the U.S. and Canada. SOCAP24 will be held in San Francisco, California, U.S., from October 28 to 30 (check out the agenda and learn more about the event!).

We are extending our investment in the SOCAP Global Travel Initiative because we believe in the transformational power of convening the entire ecosystem of impact from around the world. 

How to Apply for a SOCAP24 International Ticket Discount

If you will be traveling to SOCAP24 from outside the U.S. and Canada, apply for a global ticket discount by filling out this form and watching your email for a follow-up response. This includes those who want to apply to bring an international delegation of attendees. (Be sure you accept-list the domain @socapglobal.com.)

The discounted price is based on your application, including geographic region and the distance of your travel. The discounts range from 20% off the current ticket price to a $1,299 ticket (50% of the total ticket price).

If you are based in the U.S. and Canada, please share this offer with any global contacts who could benefit and join us at SOCAP24. Thank you for supporting our global mission! 

To help SOCAP Global amplify more global voices by becoming a partner in this SOCAP Global Travel Initiative, please contact our Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships, Tova Lobatz.

Plus: Travel Tips for Getting to and Around San Francisco

We know travel is expensive, so we have compiled some ways we’ve worked to lower the monetary barriers to attendance and other tips we have from years of traveling and hosting events in San Francisco.

1) Book your hotel early and through TripZero. SOCAP has partnered again this year with TripZero to set up discounted hotel rooms for our attendees. You’ll find multiple hotel options (we went beyond the standard hotel chains) within walking distance of the event or readily accessed by public transportation. TripZero also purchases Certified Carbon Offset credits to help offset the carbon footprint of SOCAP24. Don’t wait to book — there are a limited number of rooms in these discounted blocks! Learn more here.

2) The Bay Area has multiple airports. In addition to San Francisco International (SFO), two other international airports in the area often have better deals. When you search for flights, include Oakland (OAK) or San Jose International Airport (SJC) as travel options.

4) Get to know BART and Muni. These are two of the various public transportation options available for getting around San Francisco without renting a car or in lieu of Uber or Lyft (which are also available all over the city). You can take a train from SFO or Oakland Airport directly to Powell Station to get to SOCAP. If you’re coming from the South Bay, a train connects to the new Muni subway line, which will get you to Moscone Center. Options in the city for transit abound — including bike shares and e-scooters. Learn more about all the options here and consider a Clipper card to make it convenient to use multiple transportation methods.

5) Breakfast and lunch are included in your registration! SOCAP works hard to bring fresh, local, healthy fare to the event each year, and SOCAP24 is no exception. Check the event’s general schedule to see breakfast and lunch availability.

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