Event: Social Capital Markets Conference [Oct 2008, SF]

Social Capital Markets Conference 2008

Social Capital Markets Conference
Date: October 13-15, 2008
Location: Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California
William Foote | ROOT CAPITAL, Tim Freundlich | GOOD CAPITAL, Debra Dunn | SKOLL FOUNDATION, Tim Brown | IDEO, Sasha Dicher | ACUMEN FUND, Premal Shah | KIVA, Paul Polack | IDE, Jill Chen | GRAMEEN FOUNDATION, Robert Annibale | CITIGROUP, Matthew Bishop | THE ECONOMIST, Jed Emerson | BLENDED VALUE, Raul Pomares | GUGGENHEIN PARTNERS, Alvaro Rodriguez | IGNIA CAPITAL, Dave Chen | EQUILIBRIUM CAPITAL, Charly and Lisa Kleissner | KL FELICITAS FOUNDATION, Carla Javits | REDF, Andrew Kassoy | B-Lab, Jim Polan | OPIC, Wayne Silby | CALVERT, Betsy Zeidman | MILKEN INSTITUTE, R. Paul Herman | HIP INVESTOR INC., Unitus, Google.org, Merrill, IFC, USAID, Gray Matters, Zero Divide, Adina, Better World Books, Federal Reserve of San Francisco, United Nations Development Programme, etc. etc.

Organization: $1395.
Individual: $1195.

40% off individual and organization rates until August 25th
Use code scm040
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MBA Students: Special rates exist for MBA Students interested in serving as volunteers, or as “Connection Concierges” to help attendees understand the landscape and meet others at the event. For more info, email info [at} xigimedia {dot] net.

Social Capital Markets 2008 (SoCap08) brings together the entrepreneurs who want to change the world, and the sources of capital that want to make it happen.

Social capital. Doing well by doing good. Making money make change. Philanthrocapitalism. Whatever you call it, it’s the emerging approach of harnessing the power of capital to support a new breed of smart, innovative entrepreneurs committed to changing the world in big, meaningful ways.

At SoCap08, investors and entrepreneurs will:

  • Gain the insight to better understand and leverage opportunities
  • Build the relationships and networks to accelerate momentum
  • Join and build a community that’s part of something big, important—and growing fast.

Highlights of the event include:

  • First national conference bringing together the broad ecosystem of investors and entrepreneurs
  • World-class speakers, including investors, entrepreneurs, and the organizations who support them
  • “Social Capital 101” track for those new to this arena
  • Innovative “connection concierges” to help you find the people you most want to meet
  • Entrepreneur Showcase highlights exceptional organizations building sustainable businesses with an impact



After the two days of structured sessions and receptions, there will be a special “open space” workshop day, designed to bring together all of those from the conference who want to coalesce around action. Participants in this followup “unconference” will be able to partner in real time with others from different arenas to determine what can be accomplished in the coming year.

Anyone can attend the 3rd day’s unconference for a nominal fee that will cover munchables.

Thanks @jerrymichalski for the extra info.