SOCAP Open

Submit Your Session Ideas

SOCAP Open is a public forum where we invite the expertise and networks of the global impact community to create content for our flagship convening. Share your best programming ideas with our conference team and the SOCAP community, and add your perspective to the conversation. The submission period is now open and voting is in progress; we invite your contribution to SOCAP19!

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Important Dates

May 1 - June 14

Period for submitting ideas.

June 15 - June 30

Commenting and voting period. All sessions open for voting.

July 1 - July 16

Juding panel and final selection by SOCAP 19 Content Team.

July 17

Winning sessions announced to session organizers.

Participation Guidelines

SOCAP hosts over 140 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 great sessions.

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Creating avenues out of poverty

St. Vincent de Paul has created a small empire of reuse, recycling, upcycling and materials management businesses and we are now using those tools to replicate our successes with business minded nonprofits. We began our business ventures to generate revenue for our social services, St. Vincent de Paul is the largest nonprofit humanitarian agency in […]

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Keynote
Intermediate

Disruption 2.0 – Using AI and Blockchain Technology for Carbon, ESG and SDG Data

While sustainability and carbon reduction are disrupting business and investment, blockchain is becoming the great disruptor of information technology and finance.  Tracking data, documents and reports can be time consuming and expensive which is where Ai can help. By bridging solutions, we can drive greater adoption of technology to address carbon issues influencing biodiversity loss, […]

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Keynote
Intermediate

Know Thyself. Find Your Greatness

Elyse’s powerful story is one of courageous perseverance. From a young age, Elyse had a hard time in school, struggling to read out loud in front of her class. She received criticism from her peers, was eventually diagnosed with dyslexia, and her teachers believed she would forever be a below-average student. Amongst the painful criticism […]

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Keynote
Beginner

The Ripple Effect of You: Believe in the Impact of Your One Life

We are at a point in our society in which each of us needs to begin to understand the impact and power that our lives have individually. I believe with all of the turmoil in the world, many have lost their voice or have forgotten the power and change that they can bring through their […]

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Keynote
Beginner

The Making of a Democratic Economy

This keynote talk by Marjorie Kelly draws on her forthcoming book The Making of a Democratic Economy (to be released by Berrett-Koehler in July 2019), which she co-authored with Ted Howard, her colleague at The Democracy Collaborative. In her book The Divine Right of Capital, Marjorie Kelly explored the biases built into our economic life that […]

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Panel
Intermediate

Using Opportunity Zones for Social Impact

Opportunity Zones are a federal tax incentive designed to drive private capital to distressed communities. In some areas, communities are excited about the prospect of more investment, while in others, residents are more skeptical.  This will be a discussion about how we can use Opportunity Zones to benefit the people who need it most, including […]

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Panel
Beginner

Kids Leading the Way to a Green Future

Past generations have created a huge crisis that our kids must tackle.  Let’s plan solutions and pathways to a clean and green future.  This transformational session can offer a menu from which we can choose solutions that apply to our particular part of the World or our own industry. […]

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Intermediate

Filling the Conservation Finance Gap: Where Are the Opportunities?

The rate of loss of magnificent biodiversity and the rampant destruction of our natural forests are only made worse by the undeniable effect this is having on climate change. If we have any chance of saving ourselves from the most devastating effects of climate change, financing to protect our forests, oceans, biodiversity and all natural […]

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Panel
Intermediate

Glocalization of social finance

SOCAP is a truely international event uniting people froam all over the globe. In avery coutry we see similar element of the social entrepreneurship and social finance ecosystems. And still, they are different. There are innovations at regional levels that can be replicated in other regions. There are local leaders we can learn from. There […]

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