Rob Katz

Social Capital Markets Conference – Early Registration ends 8.25

I first learned of the Social Capital Markets conference from organizer Kevin Jones, a friend whom I’ve often run into at various conferences through the years. Last year, Kevin – a principal at Good Capital – began to think that it was time to break down silos and get various ’social enterprise’ factions to start talking. The result? A social capital markets conference that’s bringing together both well-known and emerging leaders in this sector. (We first wrote about SoCap08 back in July.)

The conference will be held in San Francisco from October 13-15, with speakers including Jed Emerson, Bob Annibale, Premal Shah and Andrew Kassoy. These are just a few of the can’t miss folks slated to attend. (I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that my Acumen Fund colleague, Sasha Dichter, is also slated to speak.)Registration’s open, but at $1195 and $1395, it’s a little steep. If you’re a MBA student looking for a volunteer opportunity or discounted rate, there are options. Or, just browse over to the Good Capital web site and read their Good Capitalist newsletter. Inside, you’ll find a code giving you 40% off the conference’s price. The discount is good until this Friday, August 25 – so act now. will be covering SoCap08 – though I am not likely to attend personally. Stay tuned for updates as the speaker list, agenda and logistics info develop.