Top conferences to attend before 2017 is over

A list of six conferences, purpose driven professionals should consider attending before the end of the year.

Learning and professional development is something we very much believe in at Bmeaningful. Whether you are in school or not, we think it’s important to always be learning.  Don’t let your professional development budget go unused, because at the end of the day, it’s the people who drive a business forward and investing in yourself and your people is one of the best investments you can make. Not only can you gain invaluable insights, it’s also a great chance to meet and connect with like-minded people who share similar values. Here is a curated list of 6 conferences all purpose driven pro’s should consider attending.

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1. Nonprofit Management Institute’s: Leading Social Change in Turbulent Times

Stanford, California

September 12-13, 2017

This is Stanford Social Innovation Review’s 12th annual conference helping organizational leaders face difficult challenges. It’s a mix of intensive sessions, hands-on workshops and interviews with thought leaders.

$299 (live stream) or $1500 USD

2. Social Good Summit 

New York, New York

September 17, 2017

The intersection of technology and new media has redefined our understanding of human progress. In the midst of this rapidly changing world, the Social Good Summit focuses on where we’re headed. Held annually during the United Nations General Assembly week, the Summit unites a lively community of global citizens and progressive thought leaders around a common theme: #2030NOW.

Cost: $100 USD


San Diego, CA

October 10-13, 2017

SOCAP is the world’s leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise.  SOCAP17 will unite innovators in business, tech, the sharing economy, health, philanthropy, and more to advance environmental and social causes.

$1295 USD

4. Companies and Causes Canada 

Toronto, ON

October 11, 2017

The Canadian spin off of the Cause Marketing Forum, now known as Engage for Good. This year will be the 4th year of the successful Canadian conference showcasing best practices in corporate/cause alliances- helping nonprofit and corporate professionals take their efforts to the next level. Featuring fantastic speakers such as Carol Cone (aka the “mother of cause marketing”) and Paul Alofs, the President & CEO, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

Cost: $545 CAD

Bonus use promo code: BM50 to save $50 off your ticket

5. Net Impact: Path to Purpose

Atlanta, Georgia

October 26-28, 2017

For more than 25 years, the Annual Net Impact Conference guides attendees to their career with impact. For NI17 they’ll help you map out your Path to Purpose to turn your passion into a purposeful career by gaining tangible skills and actionable insights.

Costs: It ranges from $125-$275  USD (student pricing)

6.Social Finance Forum

Toronto, ON

November 9-10, 2017

The Social Finance Forum is about making better profits, not just bigger ones. Social finance uses private capital and the power of business to push social progress and protect the environment. The Forum is the place to gain insights into this fast-growing market, spot trends and make new connections.

Cost: $400-$600 CAD (depends on organizational structure)

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Are we missing one you think should be on this list? Let us know in the comments below.

Full disclosure- we are media partners with Companies and Causes Canada and the Social Finance Forum.


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  1. September 5, 2017 at 8:12 pm — Reply

    13th Annual Social Impact Summit

    Is open to everyone in Kingston and surrounding communities. BMeaningful will be there!!

  2. Dana
    September 18, 2017 at 1:42 am — Reply

    Responsible Investment Week Oct 23-27

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