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Putting the social in SOCAP13
SOCAP, the international conference series run by Social Capital Markets, is the world’s most successful impact investing and social enterprise event, having convened over 5,000 people since the inaugural conference in 2008, and regularly drawing hundreds of speakers from around the globe to participate in the international gathering.
Yet, though widely recognized for it’s outstanding program and speakers, SOCAP is perhaps equally as well-known for it’s extracurricular schedule.
“[SOCAP] is kind of like Burning Man meets Wall St.,” explained Jed Emerson, Chief Impact Strategist at ImpactAssets.
“It’s a celebration and it’s a party. It’s an opportunity to learn more about finance and investment—everything that has to do with how to move capital for good—and it’s a lot of fun.”
With SOCAP13 a mere four days away, SocialFinance.ca takes a look at the conference’s extracurricular activities.
Party at SOCAP13
The following parties are open to all registered attendees of SOCAP13.
Monday September 2
- Pre Registration Social: 6:30PM at HUB San Franciso:
Get a head start on SOCAP! We invite you to come to the HUB San Francisco to pick up your badge, meet up with old friends, enjoy some refreshments and enjoy downtown San Francisco!
Tuesday September 3
- Indiegogo’s Crowdfunding Social Impact Reception: 6:30PM at Fort Mason Center
- Faith Leaders Dinner: 7:30PM at HUB San Francisco
We invite faith leaders at SOCAP13 to join us in a conversation about Community Development, Co-Working, Social Entrepreneurship and Faith Communities. Dinner will be provided. All are welcome.
Wednesday September 4
- Making Waves with the Big Blue Party: 6:30PM at Fort Mason Center
It’s time to celebrate our surroundings! Look out over the Bay, enjoy the SOCAP party vibe, and check out the inspiring solutions that entrepreneurs are developing for the world’s oceans – all while dining al fresco at a selection of San Francisco’s best food trucks!
Thursday September 5
- The Last Hurrah: 6:30PM at Fort Mason Centre
Join us for the final after-party of the conference as HUB and Herman Miller team up to get down. With the Montclair Women’s Jazz Orchestra, we plan to celebrate the final night of this great event in style and hope you’ll join us.
HUB @ SOCAP in the Festival Pavilion
In partnership with Herman Miller, SOCAP’s pop-up Hub will come to life in Festival Pavilion. Building off last year’s successful strategy of filling the Festival Pavilion and bringing in the 108-year- old expertise of Herman Miller, the space will offer attendees spots to work, think, interact, and relax during the event. Among other pop-up stands, this year’s event will feature:
We want to know the ins & outs and ups & downs of your personal experience with impact. What striking fact has impacted you the most? How have your failures impacted you? What impact do you strive for the most? We’re hosting a photo shoot and inviting you to come ready to share. Help us show the world the many diverse faces of impact with #HelloImpact.
Louder Amplification Station
We’ve all come across impactful online content – whether it’s a compelling article, inspiring video, or simply a mind-shifting tweet – that we wish could reach more people. Stop by the Louder Amplification Station, hosted by Colin Mutchler of Louder.is, and sign up to amplify your favorite content via targeted online ads – on us! As part of a broader experiment to engage top ‘amplifiers’ of the good economy, SOCAP will fund a limited number of attendees who are first to sign up and amplify impactful content! #amplifygood.
Social Entrepreneurs’ Pit Stop
The Pit Stop is an opportunity for social entrepreneurs to receive one-on- one coaching to address their current challenges from seasoned entrepreneurs and impact investors. Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking for advice on branding, managing your supply chain, raising capital, pitching, or developing a product, you can stop by the Pit Stop for a shot of energy and collaboration. Look for Pit Stop signage in the Hub @ SOCAP. The Pit Stop is brought to you in partnerships with Scott Leonard of Indigenous and Agora Partnerships. To schedule a session at the Pit Stop please contact Laura Tilghman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a media partner of SOCAP13, SocialFinance.ca will be on hand for all of the action. Follow along and participate using the #SOCAP13.