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JOIN US AT SOCAP24

October 28-30, 2024
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
San Francisco

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We’re thrilled to invite you to SOCAP24! We’ll be back at YBCA in San Francisco from October 28 to 30, 2024. Reserve your spot today — we look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

We have sold out of ImpactAlpha + SOCAP24 Bundle Offer. We look forward to offering special packages in the future.

Our SOCAP24 ticket prices are about to go up: Get your ticket before July 16 to save $700!

SOCAP24 - Spring Ticket

Tickets are not refundable, cannot be transferred to SOCAP25,  but can be transferred to another attendee.  Use a unique email address for each ticket you buy.  If you buy multiple tickets, make sure to fill the information for each ticket. You can update/transfer the tickets later when you know who will be attending SOCAP24.

In an effort to be more transparent, we have included all fees in this price.  The price you see is what you will pay at checkout.

Please accept-list the "@socapglobal.com" domain so that you can receive important communications regarding your ticket and your participation at SOCAP24.

$1,899.00

About SOCAP

What Is SOCAP?

Unlike any other conference in impact, SOCAP convenes the whole ecosystem to catalyze investable and profitable businesses and industries that can solve the greatest challenges of our time. For more than 16 years, the SOCAP conference has been the flagship event and leading convener in the impact economy, gathering more than 100,000 people since our first event. SOCAP24 will take place Oct. 28 through 30, 2024, at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. We invite changemakers from every sector and across the globe who are ready to dig in to help drive urgent change for people and the planet.

SOCAP serves as one of the world’s largest gatherings for the impact ecosystem driving market-based solutions to the world’s most pressing issues. We bring together funders and founders, plus people from philanthropy, government, education, media, finance, science, faith-based organizations, NGOs, creatives, nonprofits, community leaders, and others. We convene a global audience, with representation from 57 countries at SOCAP23.

Our sessions are focused on an annual theme, with tracks categorized by topic and sector to help attendees find the sessions and fellow attendees who can help them achieve their impact goals. By inviting the full field of impact, we create the environment for serendipitous encounters as well as guided learning opportunities to accelerate collaboration that drives the change we seek.

Learn more about our 16-year history in the video below:

Morgan Simon of Candide Group, a longtime attendee and a SOCAP23 speaker, shared in a Money + Meaning podcast episode that the event’s strength lies in its cross-sector design that drives connection and innovation.

“What’s great about SOCAP, in general, is the opportunity to come together as a community and discuss some of the contemporary, actionable issues that we need to address as a sector that’s looking at ways of not only doing business differently but the way that creates systems change across society.” 

Listen to the full podcast for more highlights and takeaways from SOCAP23 that we will build from when we convene at SOCAP24.

Why attend SOCAP24?

SOCAP is a break from the walls that historically divide us, including the geographical lines that separate us. This is where movement makers and institutional investors learn from each other; it’s where academics share research with operators on the ground, and where we learn what the rest of the world is really up to. SOCAP forges profound and powerful connections.

Our speakers, attendees, and partners who joined us at SOCAP23 describe the experience, the atmosphere, and the value of being at SOCAP best:

“The SOCAP community is generous and welcoming, so this makes networking opportunities unique for newcomers and veterans alike. Our advice is to come to the event open to connecting, ready to share people’s passion for what they do, and eager to build connections and trust to achieve a better future for all.” Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter, Executive Director of Strategy and Content at SOCAP Global and plenary speaker at SOCAP23.

“There is a truly global spirit here. This may be happening in San Francisco, but you can really feel that energy from Latin America, the energy from Asia, the energy from Africa.” — Durreen Shahnaz, Founder of Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) and IIX Foundation

“You can make some unexpected connections that can really help spark new ideas. This work is all about relationships and community, so SOCAP is an incredible place to make those connections.” — Susie Lee, Program Related Investment Officer at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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350

Speakers

3200

Attendees

SOCAP24 theme

The Theme for SOCAP24 — Going Deeper: Catalyzing Systems Change

The challenges faced by the impact investment community are intricate and often rooted in systemic causes, demanding adaptive mentalities to address them. However, the implicit and sometimes explicit rules governing the establishment, management, and transactions of investment funds tend to favor simpler, more easily measurable solutions. This tendency is also evident in public narratives surrounding entrepreneurs’ journeys, pitch competitions, and attention-grabbing headlines.

The theme of SOCAP24, Going Deeper: Catalyzing Systems Change, encourages our community to critically examine our practices and challenge ourselves to delve deeper. Depth is our mandate for bringing about structural and irreversible change in the social, political, environmental, and economic systems from which the most pressing challenges emerge. As a community, SOCAP24 is poised to catalyze systemic change.

SOCAP24 Tracks

SOCAP24 sessions will be organized around eight content tracks tied to this theme, each with global and regional perspectives interwoven:

  • Deploying Climate Capital
  • Learning & Capital: Investing in Education

         

          this track is brought to you in partnership with ASA

  • DEI, Ownership and Impact
  • Capital Flows for Impact: Dialogues Around the State of Impact Investment
  • Transforming Health Systems
  • Regenerating Food Systems
  • Catalytic Philanthropy
  • AI = Accelerating Impact

Learn more about the SOCAP24 theme and tracks.

SOCAP24 Content Process

SOCAP23 panel

We take the curation process seriously — it goes beyond selecting and organizing quality presenters and topics. We want our attendees to be a part of the session, a part of the takeaways that build a better future and help advance our community’s global mission.

As in previous years, our content will be sourced from across our community, experts in the industry from around the world, and our Content team. We source about 30% of the content from our SOCAP Open process, which invites anyone from any position, any sector, and any location to suggest topics that need a place at SOCAP24. 

We work alongside mission-aligned partners to develop another 30% of our content. We proudly host partners to jointly develop content for our flagship event and year-round as webinars, podcasts, and more. Learn more about these content opportunities on our Partners page. 

Experts and thought leaders build the remaining 30% of our agenda. As in 2023, we will again rely on a distributed approach to building our conference programming in 2024. Along with sessions selected through SOCAP Open and co-created with our partners, the sessions within each content track will be curated by our Content Curation Councils, populated by experts from around the world working closely with our content and production teams. We invite you to meet the esteemed members of our SOCAP24 Content Curation Councils! 

Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed about all of our SOCAP24 content announcements and processes!

Partner with SOCAP to Achieve Your Impact Goals

“SOCAP is essential infrastructure to the impact investing field and an important platform for the leaders that MacArthur seeks to support. In particular, SOCAP Global opens a generative space for practitioners to connect the dots and form vital collaborations and partnerships.”

— John Balbach, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

SOCAP is the premier, most influential, largest, and most diverse thought leadership and networking platform in impact investing. We are authentically committed to and actively engaged in building a more just and sustainable economy. We want to uplift the impactful work of aligned partners through our live and digital convenings of the SOCAP global ecosystem and marketplace. Our community is primed to participate in and scale up initiatives to solve our world’s biggest challenges, making SOCAP the ideal place for partners to gain recognition as a transformative brand.

Learn more about partner opportunities and how to get in touch with us!

SOCAP24 Agenda

Our agenda covers three full days of sessions, facilitated networking, and open dialogue. To maximize your time at SOCAP24, we recommend arriving the day before the event starts. SOCAP begins Monday at 8:00 a.m. with Opening Ceremonies and an Opening Plenary to set the tone for our time together. On Tuesday and Wednesday, sessions will begin by 8:30 a.m. and run through late afternoon.

The schedule includes plenary presentations, panel conversations, and space intended for attendees to hold intimate conversations and create valuable relationships. We close with a Garden Party on Day 3, which includes drinks and food from multiple local vendors and is an annual celebration of reconnecting with old friends and the start of new, meaningful relationships. 

The schedule below is interactive.  Click on the arrows at the top right to change the day.  Click on any session to see the description.You can see a larger version of the schedule by clicking at the bottom right of the frame.  If you lost your way and do not know how to go back to the main view, just refresh the page.

Day, time and location of sessions are subject to change.

 

Speakers will be announced shortly on our social platforms. Be sure to sign up for our email list and follow us on LinkedIn to stay updated about SOCAP24. 

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Hotels

We’re happy to share an opportunity for SOCAP attendees to both save money on hotels and reduce our collective carbon footprint. We’ve partnered again with travel company TripZero (a Certified B Corp) to offset the carbon footprint created by travel to our event.

With the help of our partner hotels, we’ve secured significantly discounted room rates exclusively for attendees. By booking these hotel rooms, we collectively enable TripZero to offset the carbon footprint created by our travel–at no cost to you.

Through the purchase of certified carbon offsets, TripZero funds reforestation and renewable energy projects that remove pollution from the atmosphere. As these projects offset the impact of our travel, they also create lots of benefits for local communities. Interested? Take a moment to watch this project video.

If you’d like to take advantage of our discounted hotel rates, don’t delay. We have a very limited number of rooms and expect them to sell-out soon.

Check out our hotel deals!

Register

SOCAP24 - Spring Ticket

Tickets are not refundable, cannot be transferred to SOCAP25,  but can be transferred to another attendee.  Use a unique email address for each ticket you buy.  If you buy multiple tickets, make sure to fill the information for each ticket. You can update/transfer the tickets later when you know who will be attending SOCAP24.

In an effort to be more transparent, we have included all fees in this price.  The price you see is what you will pay at checkout.

Please accept-list the "@socapglobal.com" domain so that you can receive important communications regarding your ticket and your participation at SOCAP24.

$1,899.00

Frequently Asked Questions

Our top priority at SOCAP Global is to create a safe, collaborative environment for participants to connect, learn, and grow together. We understand some of the topics we will discuss have a high level of sensitivity and/or contrasting viewpoints. Participants are free to examine and discuss all questions of interest to them and to express opinions publicly and privately, as long as it is done in a respectful way that encourages collaborative discussion. 

To ensure a productive experience for all, we expect participants to follow our Code of Conduct:

  • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative when exchanging ideas, listening, and talking to other participants. Focus on constructive learning, rather than shaming. 
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior and speech (both verbally and in the chat). Trolling, harassing, or any other forms of intimidation or disruption of discussions will not be tolerated.
  • Exchange ideas by orderly means that do not disrupt plenaries, sessions, or break-outs. If you feel a conversation needs to be continued, please table it until a more appropriate time for more in-depth conversations, such as a networking break. 
  • Follow directions and requests from SOCAP Global staff. You are expected to comply with requests and directions from SOCAP staff members immediately. 
  • Alert SOCAP staff if you have experienced or witnessed any code of conduct violations. Direct message any identifiable SOCAP staff member. 

The full Code of Conduct is available in the SOCAP23 event app and on SOCAP’s website.

About our location

SOCAP24 will take place downtown San Francisco, at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street.

Registration will open at 8 a.m. on Monday, October 28, with the first sessions starting at 9 a.m.  Content will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  Boxed lunches are provided every day.

 

 

We’re happy to share an opportunity for SOCAP attendees to both save money on hotels and reduce our collective carbon footprint. We’ve partnered again with travel company TripZero (a Certified B Corp) to offset the carbon footprint created by travel to our event.

With the help of our partner hotels, we’ve secured significantly discounted room rates exclusively for attendees. By booking these hotel rooms, we collectively enable TripZero to offset the carbon footprint created by our travel–at no cost to you.

Through the purchase of certified carbon offsets, TripZero funds reforestation and renewable energy projects that remove pollution from the atmosphere. As these projects offset the impact of our travel, they also create lots of benefits for local communities. Interested? Take a moment to watch this project video.

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The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is walking distance from the Powell BART/Muni station, meaning that you can commute from Oakland and the East Bay, or arrive directly from SFO or Oakland airport using public transportation.

Learn about public transit options in San Francisco, including shared bicycles.

If you are coming from the East Bay, from San Francisco Airport or South San Francisco, take BART.

If you are coming from the South Bay, take Caltrain.  The Caltrain station is a 15-20 minute walk from YBCA or you can take the brand new MUNI subway.

To park your bicycle, check the parking garage answer below.

If you have to drive, there are several garages around Yerba Buena.  We do not validate parking.

5th & Mission Garage – $5 per hour – $38 for 12 hours.  Has bicycle lockers, EV chargers & carpool rates.

SFMTA – Moscone Center Garage – 255 3rd Street  $3 to $4 an hour, $18 early bird if entering between 6 & 9 a.m.  – Has bicycle lockers & EV chargers.

Hearst Parking Center – 45 3rd Street  $24 if you stay between 2.5 & 12 hours

Other garages

(Rates quoted valid as of July 2023)

Please note that San Francisco’s crime rate is driven mostly by car burglaries – when you take that out, the crime rate goes down considerably and the city is actually pretty safe for a city that size – unfortunately, tourists are most often the victims of those car break-ins.  To avoid being part of the statistics, use common sense and basic precautions:

  • Do not leave anything visible in your car, especially if it is a rental or has an out-of-state license plate.
  • If you have to leave anything in the car, place the items in your trunk before you arrive at the parking place.
  • If you leave electronics in your car, even if they are hidden, make sure to turn them off completely.  Thieves are known to go around parking lots with blue-tooth detectors to help them figure out where there might be hidden electronics.
  • Finally, after you close your car, double-check manually to make sure that it is really locked (making sure no one around is using a key jammer.)

We kindly request that you leave your luggage at your hotel.  There will be NO place to store bags at the event.

As usual, there is no dress code for SOCAP24.  It’s the West Coast, so comfy business casual is the accepted norm, but wear what is comfortable to you.

Yerba Buena has a warm microclimate, but that doesn’t mean that Karl the fog won’t invite itself toward the end of the day.  It can be quite windy too, so plan to layer.

You will need to walk across campus and we again have activated the garden that separates our venues.  You might need to walk on grass – heels are not recommended unless you are a total heel-pro.

To have an idea of the range of outfits, check this Impact Alpha 2018 article.

We will launch our networking app in September. You can connect with other attendees through the app, and you will also find a downloadable list of attendees there.

 

You will be able to review your information on the check-in kiosk before we print your badge.  You can also edit your information in the app before you arrive.

You can check-in starting at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 28, in the YBCA lobby, 701 Mission Street.

To check-in, you will be able to use the QR code in your app.

No.  Sessions and networking areas are for registered guests only.  We will enforce this policy strictly.  The gallery in YBCA will stay open for the public and might be available for casual conversation.  There are plenty of cafes, restaurants, and museums in the area that will welcome your patronage.

No.  Our pitch sessions are reserved for the participants in our Fellowship Program.  If you are interested in participating in the program next year, check our newsletter regularly to make sure you do not miss the application period.  We will accept applications in April-May 2024, with the program beginning in June.

Cancellation policy and other requirements

Tickets are non-refundable, even if we were to require proof of vaccination to allow entry in buildings.  Note that we have activated a large area in the Yerba Buena Gardens, and networking will take place outdoors.

Tickets can be transferred by filling out this form

Accessibility and Health Concerns

We recommend that you contact us with any specific requests before buying a ticket to make sure we can accommodate your needs properly.

We offer vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.  Unfortunately, our gluten-free dishes are prepared in areas where gluten might be present and may not be appropriate for celiac disease sufferers.

All inside venues are ADA-accessible, with reserved seating areas.  We have activated a grassy area in the Yerba Buena Gardens.  You may need to wheel yourself or walk on grass to reach the picnic tables where networking will take place.

If you have hearing issues, contact us to learn which hearing assistance technology the YBCA theaters offers.  Note that smaller rooms or rooms in our other venue are not equipped similarly, but we are working on solutions to make sessions available.

We will have a dedicated nursing parent room at YBCA.

SCAM ALERT!

This is a scam, do not buy it! We never sell SOCAP conference registrants information.  SOCAP23 attendees will be able to access a full list of attendees in our networking app, Brella. We do not share email addresses with sponsors or other attendees, nor do we share mailing addresses or phone numbers if we have them.

I am registered, but I am not receiving emails

If you didn’t get a confirmation email right after registering, please check with us to make sure there is not a typo in your email address.  The emails come from registration@socapglobal.com.  Please accept-list that email address to make sure you receive our communications.

If you used to receive our emails in the past, but you don’t anymore, there might be several possible reasons : maybe you used a different email address than you remember, or you may have used an email address that is now obsolete and you need to update it.  Finally, if you have opted out of our marketing emails, you will not receive updates about SOCAP24.  Please contact hello@socapglobal.com so that we can help you figure out what’s going on.

If you know that you opted out of our marketing emails, contact us so that we can add you again to the attendees’ mailing list.

Registration updates

Use unique email addresses to register multiple attendees, even if you use the same first name and last name.  It will ensure that we have easy access to the records for all your tickets.

If you do not know who will be attending, please contact us at hello@socialglobal.com to get an invoice.  Upon payment, you will be given a code to register your attendees later.

We understand that you may not be able to attend all days in person.  At this point, we cannot split tickets into day passes.  If you want different people to attend on different days, you will have to hand out the physical badge to your colleague in order to share a ticket.  You can register your ticket in the name of the company as first name, and “.” for all other mandatory fields.  Use the email of the person most likely to use the networking app.

We are not planning on selling day passes.  If this changes, we would advertise them in our newsletter.

Once we launch our app, you will be able to update your name, company and job title directly in the app.  If you didn’t update the information, we will use the information you used at registration to print your badge.  You will have the opportunity to review the information on your badge before printing it.

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