SoCap09: The Ecosystem of Investors, Entrepreneurs, Donors, New Media, Policymakers, and Nonprofits
I love conferences that gather people from different perspectives on new media, funding, nonprofits, and social change. The Social Capital Markets Conference 2009 will not disappoint. It is the gathering of top business and government leaders interested in social change from a systems perspective. It takes place on September 1-3, at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center.
SOCAP09 is an innovative, participant-driven event convening more than 100 visionary speakers and thought leaders to engage with the broader social enterprise community in charting a new course for the global economy. Last year’s conference included participants interested in social capital from 26 countries.
I missed the Socap 08, but this year I have a bloggers pass to cover it. I'm looking for to these panels and speakers:
Opening keynote by Sonal Shah, White House social innovation director — 1 pm, September 1 — The Obama appointee outlines priorities for the newly created White House Office of Social Innovation and Impact.
The second annual Social Capital Unconference — 9 am to 5 pm, September 3 — Participants propose sessions on the top issues facing the social capital arena and self-organize to brainstorm solutions.
BeDo Intrapreneurs Event — August 31 – September 1 — Leading thinkers and actors meet to discuss the development of corporate business strategies for ethical and environmental impact.
Embrace Disruption! — 11 am to 4 pm, September 2 — Join SOCAP09 investors and entrepreneurs, plus Skoll Foundation, Participant Productions and Food Inc, GRITtv, LINKtv, Carrotmob, Invisible Children and numerous others as they seek to re-imagine the state of play for social entrepreneurs, funders and media makers.
You can learn more about this conference and register at the web site.
Beth Kanter, BlogHer CE, writes Beth's Blog.
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