5 of the Best Conferences for Social Entrepreneurs

May 20, 2016 - By: Sarah Hovis

Every year Forbes magazine releases their ’30 Under 30’ list. The 2016 class includes 600 of the brightest young entrepreneurs, breakout talents, and change agents in 20 different sectors. One of those sectors is social entrepreneurs, committed to leveraging business tools to solve the world’s problems. If you somehow didn’t make the list or would just like to
network with like-minded individuals and further develop your skillset in order to create change, these five conferences are for you.

June 15 - 16, 2016 | Santa Monica, Calif. This conference brings together the
most thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry and provides attendees with the inside scoop on the latest and greatest digital marketing strategies and best practices, while empowering attendees to better serve their audience by providing them with the digital tools necessary to run a more productive organization.

June 21 - 23, 2016 | Washington, D.C. Leaders and social entrepreneurs from all generations come together with the goal of helping nonprofit professionals, activists, and anyone interested in influencing social impact get a better grasp on today’s social movements and turn interest in an issue into action. MCON also provides the tools to help organizations and companies operate seamlessly, represent their culture effectively, and showcase the transparency they need to collaborate and innovate.

Social Capital Markets (SOCAP)
September 13 - 16 | San Francisco, Calif.
SOCAP is dedicated to accelerating a new global market at the intersection of money and meaning and is probably the world’s leading conference for the growing impact investing sector.

Opportunity Collaboration
October 9 - 14 | Cancún, Mexico Convene with thought leaders in social change from around the world. Attendees will learn best practices, along with the latest techniques and technologies to meet their greatest challenges.

Web of Change
November 26 - December 2, 2016 | Big Sur, Calif. Get together with the
foremost thinkers and doers in social media, digital strategy and social change. Web of Change events are where progressive organizers and digital strategists come to up their game, candidly share frontline experiences, reflect deeply on their impact, and find the network and meaning needed to do transformational work. Tell us in the comments if you would attend a social entrepreneur conference.