Important 2015 Dates

  • June 7th: Final day to submit an idea.
  • June 8th – June 19th: Commenting and voting period. All session open for voting.
  • June 2oth – June 29th: Judging panel and final selection by SOCAP15 Content Team
  • June 30th: Winning sessions announced to session organizers.


The SOCAP conference hosts over 100 sessions that bring 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 help 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 in extreme circumstances 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 to you 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.




2018 Important Dates

  • May 1 - June 15
    Period for submitting ideas.
  • June 16 - 29
    Commenting and voting period. All sessions open for voting.
  • June 30 - July 13
    Judging panel and final selection by SOCAP18 Content Team.
  • July 16
    Winning sessions announced to session organizers.