Press Release: SOCAP Announces Speakers & Sessions Preview for SOCAP16
SOCAP16 Speakers & Sessions Preview
Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP), the world’s leading gathering for impact investors and social entrepreneurs, announced a preview of speakers and sessions for SOCAP16, taking place September 13-16 at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA.
Since 2008, SOCAP has created a platform where social impact leaders can connect and present their ideas to a global audience. The annual flagship event in San Francisco is the largest conference for impact investors and social entrepreneurs and has drawn more than 10,000 people since the first gathering.
Now in its ninth year, SOCAP16 will host over 3,000 attendees including leaders in business, finance, tech, the sharing economy, philanthropy and more, who are working to create positive social impact at the intersection of money and meaning.
“We want to make it easy for the investors who are putting money toward meaning to fund people making the change we all need,” said Kevin Jones, SOCAP Co-Founder & Convener.
More than 500 changemakers and thought leaders will share their perspectives in over 140 sessions at SOCAP16, including the following mainstage speakers.
- Maya Chorengel, Founder & Managing Director Elevar Equity
- Ed Dugger, President of Reinventure Capital
- Nancy Pfund, Managing Partner of DBL Partners
- Rick Ridgeway, VP of Public Engagement for Patagonia
- Michelle Long, Founding Executive Director of BALLE
- Jessica Norwood, Founder and Executive Director of Emerging ChangeMakers Network
- Jed Emerson, Founder of Blended Value
- Deborah Cullinan, Chief Executive Officer, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
- Matthew Weatherley-White, Managing Director for The Caprock Group
- Morgan Simon, Managing Director of Pi Investments
- Andrea Armeni, Executive Director of Transform Finance
- Ashara Ekundayo, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer for Impact Hub Oakland
For a current list of sessions, see the SOCAP16 agenda. Session themes include impact investing, meaning, neighborhood economics, cities as centers for change, clean energy for all, sustainable food and agriculture, and inclusive entrepreneurship.
“SOCAP content is created by our community, and reflects the current challenges, best practices, and areas of development for the social capital markets. Sessions are designed to inspire collaboration and action, to move the fields of impact investing and social enterprise forward.” said Lindsay Smalling, Producer and Curator of SOCAP.
In addition to three days of programming for SOCAP16, some additional events are also taking place before the conference on September 12th and 13th. These events require a separate registration and are not included in the SOCAP16 ticket.
SOCAP16 is made possible with support from Bain Capital and Blackstone Charitable Foundation; California Clean Energy Fund, Energy Excelerator, Etho Capital, New Energy Nexus, and The Rockefeller Foundation. For a full list of sponsors, visit socap16.socialcapitalmarkets.net.
SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) is a world-renowned conference series dedicated to increasing the flow of capital toward social good. Our annual flagship event in San Francisco is the leading gathering for impact investors and social entrepreneurs. We take a unique approach that emphasizes cross-sector convening and gathers voices across a broad spectrum to catalyze unexpected yet impactful connections. From the leading edge to established players, SOCAP brings together global innovators, investors, foundations, governments, institutions, and social entrepreneurs to build the world we want to leave to future generations. We actively seek out opportunities to accelerate the market at the intersection of money and meaning and, in pursuit of that goal, have convened more than 12,000 people since our founding in 2008. SOCAP is a convening platform operated by Mission Hub LLC (MissionHUB).