Social Impact conferences to attend in 2018
We’re back with our list of inspiring conferences in sustainability, CSR, impact investing and all things social impact. Conferences provide opportunities for professional development, career exploration, and developing new partnerships. So whether you’re in the job market, looking to grow your network or just keeping up to date on the latest in social impact, there’s no shortage of opportunities this year. Some, may break the bank more than others, but we believe it’s worth spending whatever professional development budget you have to continuously stay learning (especially as things are changing faster than ever).
ps- The Social Impact Conferences are listed in chronological order.
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When: FEB 6 – 8, 2018
Where: PHOENIX, AZ , JW MARRIOTT DESERT RIDGE
How much: $2,675 – $2,975 (early bird)
Who’s it for: Sustainability leaders
Sustainability leaders from the world’s largest companies gather to explore pressing challenges and emerging opportunities in sustainable business. The event offers a rich blend of presentations, workshops and networking opportunities. Tickets on sale now- early bird pricing ends soon.
Agents of Change
When: Feb 12-13
Where: San Diego, CA
How much: $349-$649 USD
Who’s it for?: People interested in behaviour change marketing
The 2018 Agents of Change Summit will feature expert panels diving deep into issues and concepts that impact our behaviour change initiatives. Each panelists gives an 8-10 minute TED-like presentation followed by a 20-minute moderated Q&A.
THE HEART SERIES
When: February 16-17, 2017
Where: Los Angeles, CA
How much: $679-$779 (early bird ends Jan 31- note early bird tickets start at $279, so next year get on it early!)
Who’s it for: leaders at socially conscious companies
A 2-day event in Southern California Feb. 16 + 17, 2017, for conscious companies to share and learn best practices.
Skoll World Forum
When: April 10-13, 2018
Where: Oxford, England
How much: $1,300-$3,500 USD
Who’s it for: people interested in social entrepreneurship
Skoll World Forum brings together creative and ambitious leaders, thinkers, artists, and innovators to inspire and challenge each other in entrepreneurial approaches to global challenges
NTEN (AKA The Nonprofit Technology Conference)
When: April 11-13
Where: New Orleans, LO
How much: $699-$1199 (early bird pricing ends Feb 28)
Who’s it for: Nonprofit professionals
The Nonprofit Technology Conference features over 100 educational sessions, an exhibit hall highlighting the latest nonprofit products and services, and networking events each day.
Engage For Good
When: May 23-24, 2018
Where: Chicago, IL
How much: $945-$1145 USD
Who’s it for: Nonprofits and corporate citizenship professionals interested in cause marketing
This year’s theme is creating change in changing times. It’s the 16th year of the CSR and cause marketing conference.
When: June 4-7, 2018
Where: Vancouver, BC.
How much: $295- $2,495 USD
Who’s it for: brand and sustainability professionals
SB highlights the brand leaders, organizations and ideas that are shifting global societal aspirations toward a sustainable future.
Net Impact 2018
When: October 25–27, 2018
Where: Phoenix, AZ
How much: $35 – $315 USD
Who’s it for: Anyone looking to build a purposeful career.
Hundreds of speakers and breakout sessions allow attendees to dig deep into a particular topic of interest and explore groundbreaking ideas, meet role models face-to-face, and jump-start their career path to change the world. This multi-day conference is for anyone looking to build a meaningful career. Tickets are not on sale yet and website not up yet(as of January 2018).
When: October 23, October 26, 2018
Where: San Francisco, CA
How much: $895-$1495 USD (early bird pricing ends Jan 31)
Who’s it for: people interested in impact investing and social enterprise
SOCAP18 is the world’s leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise. Held in San Francisco, SOCAP18 will convene innovators in finance, entrepreneurship, business, government, and philanthropy from across social and environmental issue areas to accelerate the market at the intersection of money and meaning.