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Conferences that focus on Launching, Managing, or Investing in Sustainable / Socially Responsible Businesses.

Please let us know if there are any conferences or gatherings we should add to this list. We recognize that we are especially short on events outside of the United States. To add to or update any of the information on this page, please email us at competition@williamjamesfoundation.org. Thank you.

Several of the conferences listed below are hosted by sponsors and outreach partners of the William James Foundation. We would especially like to thank the Social Venture Network, Green America's Green Festivals, LOHAS, BALLE, the Investors' Circle, and Net Impact for their support of the William James Foundation through the years.

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Council on Foundations Annual Conference Washington, DC USA 04/08/14 - 04/10/14
Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship London United Kingdom 04/09/14 - 04/11/14
Global Health and Innovation Conference New Haven, CT USA 04/12/14 - 04/13/14
Social Enterprise Alliance Nashville, TN USA 04/13/14 - 04/16/14
Sustainatopia Miami, FL USA 04/16/14 - 04/18/14
Sustainable Brands Rio Rio De Janeiro Brazil 04/24/14 - 04/25/14
Social Venture Network: Spring 2014 San Diego, CA USA 04/24/14 - 04/27/14
World Economic Forum on Europe, MENA and Eurasia Istanbul Turkey 04/27/14 - 04/29/14
CERES Conference Boston, MA USA 04/30/14 - 05/01/14
Classy Awards San Diego, CA USA 05/02/14 - 05/03/14
New York Ideas New York, NY USA 05/05/14 - 05/06/14
World Economic Forum on Africa Abuja Nigeria 05/07/14 - 05/09/14
Mission Investors Exchange St. Paul, MN USA 05/16/14 - 05/15/14
Sustainable Brands Istanbul Istanbul Turkey 05/21/14 - 05/22/14
TBLI Conference USA New York, NY USA 05/28/14 - 05/29/14
Sustainable Brands San Diego, CA USA 06/02/14 - 06/05/14
CleanMed 2014 Cleveland, OH USA 06/02/14 - 06/05/14
BALLE Oakland, CA USA 06/11/14 - 06/13/14
Aspen Ideas Festival Aspen, CO USA 06/24/14 - 07/03/14
PCBC / West Coast Green San Francisco, CA USA 06/25/14 - 06/26/14
William James Foundation Gathering Washington, DC USA 07/24/14 - 07/26/14
Aspen Action Forum Aspen, CO USA 07/29/14 - 08/04/14
WEDC International Conference Hanoi Vietnam 09/15/14 - 09/19/14
IWA World Water Congress Lisbon Portugal 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
Environmental Grantmakers Association Annual Retreat Albuquerque, NM USA 09/28/14 - 10/01/14
TED Global Rio De Janeiro Brazil 10/06/14 - 10/10/14
Social Venture Network: Fall 2013 Greenwich, CT USA 10/23/14 - 10/26/14
These events are listed with the last known date we have for them
Harvard Social Enterprise Conference Boston, MA USA 02/09/13 - 02/10/13
Social Enterprise Conference Cambridge, MA USA 02/09/13 - 02/10/13
NYU Social Innovation Symposium New York, NY USA 02/22/13 - 02/22/13
SOCAP - SOUL Boston, MA USA 03/09/13 - 03/09/13
Asia Water Week Manila Philippines 03/13/13 - 03/15/13
Impact Investing Summit Huntington Beach, CA USA 03/14/13 - 03/15/13
CDVCA Washington, DC USA 03/21/13 - 03/22/13
Investing in a Sustainable Future New York, NY USA 03/29/12 - 03/29/12
Conscious Capitalism San Francisco, CA USA 04/05/13 - 04/06/13
Entrepreurship in Energy Efficency San Francisco, CA USA 04/09/13 - 04/09/13
Sankalp Unconvention Summit Mumbai India 04/09/13 - 04/12/13
Global Social Venture Competition Berkely, CA USA 04/12/13 - 04/12/13
Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Accra Ghana 04/23/13 - 04/24/13
Milken Global Conference Los Angeles, CA USA 04/28/13 - 05/01/13
Slow Money Boulder, CO USA 04/29/13 - 04/30/13
Reff Latin American and Caribbean Renewable Energy Finance Forum Miami, FL USA 04/30/13 - 05/01/13
Social Venture Institute - Vancouver Vancouver, BC Canada 05/01/13 - 05/03/13
AEO National Conference St. Louis, MO USA 05/05/13 - 05/08/13
Create Climate Wealth Summit Singapore   05/13/13 - 05/14/13
US SIF Conference Washington, DC USA 05/19/13 - 05/24/13
Center for Effective Philanthropy Detroit, MI USA 05/20/13 - 05/22/13
Impact Investing in Action Washington, DC USA 05/20/13 - 05/23/13
Just Giving Conference Washington, DC USA 05/21/13 - 05/23/13
Take Action! San Francisco San Francisco, CA USA 05/22/12 - 05/23/12
Conferencia Internacional IARSE Buenos Aires Argentina 05/28/13 - 05/29/13
Ashoka Future Forum Washington, DC USA 05/30/13 - 05/31/13
CECP Summit New York, NY USA 06/03/13 - 06/05/13
ANDE Metrics and Evaluation Conference Washington, DC USA 06/12/13 - 06/13/13
Ashoka Support Network Global Summit London United Kingdom 06/12/13 - 06/14/13
Sustainable Finance Conference and Awards London United Kingdom 06/13/13 - 06/13/13
First Global Investor Forum on Climate Change Hong Kong China 06/13/13 - 06/14/13
Impact Forum Asia: Investing in Inclusion Singapore Singapore 06/13/13 - 06/14/13
Clinton Global Initiative America Chicago, IL USA 06/13/13 - 06/14/13
LOHAS Forum Boulder, CO USA 06/18/13 - 06/20/13
Social Impact Exchange New York, NY USA 06/18/13 - 06/20/13
Asia Clean Energy Forum Manila Philippines 06/25/13 - 06/28/13
Convergence Paris Paris France 06/26/13 - 06/27/13
Unreasonable Climax Boulder, CO USA 07/10/13 - 07/10/13
Partnering for Global Impact 2013 Lugano Switzerland 07/10/13 - 07/11/13
Nexus Global Youth Summit New York, NY USA 07/24/13 - 07/27/13
Aspen Philanthropy Group Annual Meeting (Invite-Only) Aspen, CO USA 07/25/13 - 07/27/13
Alliance For Non-Profit Management Newark, NJ USA 08/07/13 - 08/09/13
Nexus Brazil Youth Summit Sao Paulo Brazil 08/16/13 - 08/17/13
SOCAP - USA San Francisco, CA USA 09/03/13 - 09/06/13
Angel Venture Forum Washington, DC USA 09/09/13 - 09/09/13
Green Leaders Summit Sydney Australia 09/09/13 - 09/12/13
Global Youth Enterprise Conference Arlington, VA USA 09/10/13 - 09/12/13
Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference Washington, DC USA 09/10/13 - 09/12/13
Reff West Renewable Energy Finance Forum San Francisco, CA USA 09/16/13 - 09/18/13
Criterion Ventures Structure Lab San Francisco, CA USA 09/17/13 - 09/17/13
Convergences 2013 Paris France 09/17/13 - 09/19/13
Social Venture Institute - Hollyhock Cortes Island, BC Canada 09/18/13 - 09/22/13
Social Good Summit New York, NY USA 09/22/13 - 09/24/13
Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting New York, NY USA 09/23/13 - 09/26/13
New Metrics of Sustainable Business Conference Philadelphia, PA USA 09/24/13 - 09/25/13
Natural Products Expo East Baltimore, MD USA 09/25/13 - 09/28/13
A Better World by Design Providence, RI USA 09/27/13 - 09/29/13
Independent Sector New York, NY USA 09/29/13 - 10/01/13
First World Irrigation Forum Mardin Turkey 09/29/13 - 10/05/13
ANDE Annual Conference Glen Cove, NY USA 09/30/13 - 10/02/13
Milken Institute Summit: London London United Kingdom 10/01/13 - 10/01/13
Social Enterprise World Forum Calgary, AB Canada 10/02/13 - 10/04/13
The Atlantic Meets the Pacific La Jolla, CA USA 10/02/13 - 10/04/13
Columbia Social Enterprise Conference New York, NY USA 10/04/13 - 10/04/13
Social Enterprise Conference New York, NY USA 10/04/13 - 10/04/13
Sustainable Supply Chain Summit London United Kingdom 10/07/13 - 10/08/13
SXSW Eco Austin, TX USA 10/07/13 - 10/09/13
AIGA Design for Social Value San Francisco, CA USA 10/09/12 - 10/10/12
Global Clean Energy Forum Doha Qatar 10/09/13 - 10/10/13
Partnerships against Poverty Summit Manila Philippines 10/09/13 - 10/11/13
GIIN Investor Forum London United Kingdom 10/10/13 - 10/11/13
World Bank / IMF Annual Meetings Washington, DC USA 10/11/13 - 10/13/13
Verge San Francisco San Francisco, CA USA 10/14/13 - 10/17/13
UNC Water and Health Conference Chapel Hill, NC USA 10/14/13 - 10/18/13
Opportunity Collaboration Ixtapa Mexico 10/14/13 - 10/19/13
Social Entrepreneurship (SE) Conference Certificate Program Washington, DC USA 10/15/13 - 10/15/13
Opportunity Finance Network Annual Conference Philadelphia, PA USA 10/15/13 - 10/18/13
Feast Social Innovation Conference New York, NY USA 10/16/13 - 10/18/13
SVP Audacious Philanthropy Conference Palo Alto, CA USA 10/17/13 - 10/19/13
Bioneers National Conference San Rafael, CA USA 10/18/13 - 10/20/13
World Economic Forum Moscow Meeting Moscow Russian Federation 10/20/13 - 10/20/13
Nexus Australian Youth Summit Sydney Australia 10/20/13 - 10/22/13
Ethical Corporation Summit Chicago, IL USA 10/21/13 - 10/22/13
Investors' Circle DC Washington, DC USA 10/22/13 - 10/22/13
FT Global Renewable Energy Summit London United Kingdom 10/22/13 - 10/22/13
Inner City Economic Summit Cleveland, OH USA 10/23/13 - 10/24/13
Net Impact Conference San Jose, CA USA 10/24/13 - 10/26/13
Poptech: Camden Camden, ME USA 10/24/13 - 10/26/13
Social Venture Institute - Philly Philadelphia, PA USA 10/25/13 - 10/26/13
Social Venture Institute Philadelphia, PA USA 10/25/13 - 10/26/13
The Social Marketplace Sydney Australia 10/28/13 - 10/29/13
SRI Conference Colorado Springs, CO USA 10/28/13 - 10/30/13
The Ghana Summit Accra Ghana 10/29/13 - 10/30/13
Business for Social Responsibility Conference San Francisco, CA USA 11/05/13 - 11/08/13
BoP Global Network Sao Paulo Brazil 11/07/13 - 11/08/13
Global Social Business Summit Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 11/07/13 - 11/09/13
The Igniting Innovation Summit On Social Entrepreneurship Cambridge, MA USA 11/09/13 - 11/09/13
Tech Awards Santa Clara, CA USA 11/10/13 - 11/14/13
Verge Sao Paulo Sao Paulo Brazil 11/12/13 - 11/13/13
CDFI Bank 2.0: Innovation for Impact Chicago, IL USA 11/12/13 - 11/14/13
Five Fund Forum Various USA 11/12/13 - 11/14/13
Washington Ideas Forum Washington, DC USA 11/12/13 - 11/14/13
TBLI Conference Europe Zurich Switzerland 11/14/13 - 11/15/13
Sustainable Brands London London United Kingdom 11/18/13 - 11/19/13
World Economic Summit on the Global Agenda Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 11/18/13 - 11/20/13
Green Build Philadelphia, PA USA 11/18/13 - 11/23/13
The Social Innovation Summit Standford, CA USA 11/19/13 - 11/20/13
Social Innovation Summit Palo Alto, CA USA 11/19/13 - 11/20/13
Clean Tech Open Global Forum San Jose, CA USA 11/20/13 - 11/21/13
EVPA Annual Conference Geneva Switzerland 11/26/13 - 11/27/13
World Economic Forum Europe Roundtable Madrid Spain 11/28/13 - 11/28/13
Trust Women London United Kingdom 12/03/13 - 12/04/13
Citi-FT Financial Education Summit Hong Kong China 12/04/13 - 12/05/13
Big Ideas Fest Half Moon Bay, CA USA 12/04/13 - 12/07/13
TED Women San Francisco, CA USA 12/05/13 - 12/05/13
Clinton Global Initiative: Latin America Rio De Janeiro Brazil 12/08/13 - 12/10/13
mHealth Summit Washington, DC USA 12/08/13 - 12/11/13
FCAA 2013 AIDS Philanthropy Summit Washington, DC USA 12/09/13 - 12/10/13
Investors' Circle NYC New York, NY USA 12/10/13 - 12/10/13
World Economic Annual Meeting Davos Switzerland 01/22/14 - 01/25/14
Green Business Forum Phoenix, AZ USA 02/18/14 - 02/20/14
GreenBiz Forum Phoenix, AZ USA 02/18/14 - 02/20/14
Nexus 2014: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference Chapel Hill, NC USA 03/03/14 - 03/04/14
SXSW Edu Austin, TX USA 03/03/14 - 03/06/14
TED Vancouver Canada 03/17/14 - 03/21/14
World Economic Forum on Latin America Panama City Panama 04/01/14 - 04/03/14
Enactus US National Exposition Cincinnati, OH USA 04/01/14 - 04/03/14