Press Release: SOCAP Open is Live: Session Proposals for SOCAP16 Accepted Through May 31st


SOCAP Open is Live

SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) is the world’s largest conference on social enterprise and impact investing, convening September 13-16, 2016 at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, CA. Session proposals for SOCAP16 can be submitted now through May 31st through SOCAP Open.

SOCAP Open is a community submission and voting platform for session ideas to advance the conversation at SOCAP16. For the fourth year in a row, SOCAP Open returns to welcome content ideas from partners and their networks.

“There is as much inspiration and experience in the crowd as on stage, so we invite our community to help us plan this convening and design great sessions through SOCAP Open,” said Kevin Jones, SOCAP co-founder.

Members of the community are invited to submit session ideas for review by SOCAP’s advisory panel of experts and for voting by the general public.

Selected session speakers will have the opportunity to present their ideas to SOCAP16 attendees–a mix of entrepreneurs, investors, collaborators and thought-leaders–and receive a complimentary ticket to SOCAP16 as a session organizer. Selected session leads who have already purchased tickets will be refunded, and speaker discounts will be available for participating SOCAP Open panelists.

SOCAP Open proposals should be aligned with the primary interests and passions of the SOCAP community, including the newly released SOCAP16 content themes for inspiration.

SOCAP16 Conference Themes:

  • Impact Investing
  • Meaning
  • Neighborhood Economics
  • Cities: Centers for Change
  • Inclusive Entrepreneurship
  • Clean Energy for All
  • Sustainable Food and Agriculture
  • Country Context

Discounted SOCAP16 tickets are also available for a limited time, through Eventbrite.

SOCAP Open 2016 Dates

  • 5/04/2016 SOCAP Open is live (submissions welcome)
  • 5/31/2016 Final day to submit an idea to SOCAP Open
  • 6/16/2016 Commenting and voting period ends
  • 6/16/2016 – 06/28/16 Judging panel and final selection by SOCAP16 Content Team
  • 06/29/2016 Winning sessions announced to session organizers


logo-icon-onlySOCAP (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).