Important 2016 Dates

  • May 31: Final day to submit an idea.
  • June 1-15: Commenting and voting period. All sessions open for voting.
  • June 16-28: Judging panel and final selection by SOCAP16 Content Team
  • June 29: Winning sessions announced to session organizers.

PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES

The SOCAP conference hosts over 100 sessions, bringing together entrepreneurs, funders, thinkers, and doers to grow the social capital markets. 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. Participation in this diverse and inclusive community only works if we follow a few guidelines both at the event and here on this platform:

  • Respect diversity. Differences make this ecosystem diverse and resilient. Here on SOCAP Open we expect you to express critique in a respectful and constructive way, helping to push ideas forward. We will flag any concerns, and do reserve the right to ask community members to take it elsewhere if their critique proves less than respectful.
  • Keep it on topic. Social innovation is a broad umbrella, which is just how we like it because we get so many interesting ideas intermingling at our event from various sectors and industries.  We welcome a wide variety of submissions, but please make sure the topic fits underneath the umbrella of social innovation.
  • SOCAP is a conversation amongst equals. Because this is a community conversation, speakers pay to participate in the convening just like those who come and participate. If your session idea is selected, we will offer a free ticket as the session organizer. Other speakers will receive a speaker discount code to purchase tickets for the whole event, or may attend for just the session they are speaking on.

SUBMITTING AN IDEA

SUGGESTIONS FOR SUCCESS

Read “Tips for Crafting a Winning SOCAP Open Idea” for suggestions. 

 

SELECTION PROCESS

Important Dates

  • June 14, 2017
    Final day to submit an idea.
  • June 15 - 29, 2017
    Commenting and voting period. All sessions open for voting.
  • June 30 - July 13, 2017
    Judging panel and final selection by SOCAP17 Content Team.
  • July 14, 2017
    Winning sessions announced to session organizers.

SOCAP17 SWEEPSTAKES

A lucky person will receive 2 free tickets to SOCAP17 and other impact-themed prizes!

ENTER TO WIN

SOCAP17 SCHOLARSHIPS

Apply for a SOCAP17 Entrepreneur Scholarship or SOCAP17 Bush Foundation Scholarship for Social Business Creators.