SOCAP23 Is Back at YBCA! Join Us at the Impact Movement’s Flagship Event.

SOCAP convenes the most engaged and diverse impact investing community in the world. For more than 15 years, the SOCAP conference has been the flagship event and leading convener in the impact economy, gathering more than 100,000 people since our first event. This is the largest, action-oriented gathering where investors, entrepreneurs, and social impact leaders come together to accelerate progress against the world’s toughest challenges through market-based solutions.

SOCAP23 will be back at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Oct. 23 – 25! Unlike any other conference in impact, SOCAP convenes the whole ecosystem of impact to catalyze investable and profitable businesses and industries that can solve the greatest challenges of our time. We invite changemakers from every sector and across the globe who are ready to dig in to help drive urgent change for people and planet.

Join Us at SOCAP23 in Downtown San Francisco!

We’re hosting SOCAP23 back at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), Oct.23 – 25. We chose YBCA for many reasons, including its accessibility. The center is located in the heart of San Francisco in close proximity to hotels, restaurants, and dozens of cultural attractions. Nearby public transportation makes it easy to get around and take advantage of extending conversations over nearby lunch or dinner.

What to expect

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The SOCAP23 content and schedule will feature interactive content and networking opportunities. Attendees will have ample time to focus on the issues that matter most. We’ll have big conversations inviting us to ask different questions and tactical conversations that open space for the wisdom of the crowd.

Up to half of the event’s content will be sourced through our SOCAP Open Program, where we seek submissions and input through a voting process from the community.

If you’re unfamiliar with our event content, take a look at the SOCAP22 page to explore themes, speakers and the agenda from last year’s event.

Entrepreneur Program

Through the SOCAP Entrepreneur Program, we’ve created a one-of-a-kind, holistic, hybrid program of support for our cohort of globally-based entrepreneurs, as well as sponsored cohorts. With six months of virtual programming leading up to the event, entrepreneurs attending SOCAP are prepped and ready to have fundraising conversations with potential funders and get the chance to present on the impact of their ventures on stage in front of all of SOCAP.

Watch the pitch session featuring the SOCAP22 Entrepreneur cohort!


SOCAP22 brought together some of the most influential and visionary leaders in the impact space such as Halloran Philanthropies, Walton Family Foundation, Ford Foundation, the University of Utah, John & Catherine D. MacArthur Foundation, Skoll Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Advantage Capital, EY, Jobs for the Future, Prudential, Bark Media, Miller Center, Sorenson Impact Foundation, Cartier Women’s Initiative, Korn Ferry and more.

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Oct 23 - 9:00 - Oct 25, 2023 - 18:00
Organizer SoCAP Global
Website Visit website
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, USA
Targets Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe
Sectors Financial services, Fintech, Investment management