As part of our belief in the importance of collaboration for building the field of social finance, RSF frequently participates in conferences, seminars, and workshops as attendees, speakers, sponsor, and host. See below for a list of events where you can find us in the coming months.

Community Events

Trust Economy: Beyond Money @ Watershed Center
May 23 @ 6:00 am – May 24 @ 1:30 pm
Food Funded 2017 @ Golden Gate Club om the Presidio
Jun 13 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Soil Not Oil @ Richmond Memorial Convention Center
Sep 6 – Sep 9 all-day
COCAP 2017 @ Impact Hub, Oakland, CA
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm

This year marks the fourth annual COCAP conference. The theme this year is Building The We Economy. The conference will examine strategies for building a local regenerative economy that creates equity and well being for all. It will highlight community wealth building innovations that are working toward leveling the playing field. Along with learning what we need to do, to create a fair and inclusive economy, the conference will discuss who we need to be to truly build the “We Economy”.

SOCAP17 @ Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
Oct 10 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm

SOCAP is the world’s leading conference on activating the power of capital markets to drive positive social and environmental impact – convening the marketplace at the intersection of money and meaning. The conference brings together impact investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, business leaders and other innovators from across the world in a unique cross-sector approach to catalyze collaboration for change. Now in its 10th year, SOCAP attracts over 3000 people annually to accelerate the flow of capital for good.

Soil 2017 @ Lone Hawk Farm, Boulder, CO
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – Oct 17 @ 4:00 am

Meet the thought leaders, activists, farmers, food entrepreneurs, and investors who are leading the charge around the country. Soil 2o17 be exploring everything from soil biology to human health to investing in local food systems. Two full days of speaker presentations and discussions, including a special evening program: a talk by Winona LaDuke, and a showing of the new documentary on Wendell Berry’s life.

Make Money Make Change @ Stony Point Center, Stony Point, NY
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – Nov 12 @ 12:15 pm

This four-day conference aims to generate visions of a future in which land, wealth and power are equitably distributed. MMMC is a confidential space that uses workshops, storytelling and skill building to create a space for young people with class privilege and wealth to explore questions of identity and responsibility in a supportive environment. MMMC programming is dynamic and specific to young people with wealth who are interested in social justice. If you are just starting to think about identity and social change MMMC is a great space for you! It’s also a great conference to attend if you have been grappling with these issues for some time, and want to do that work in community. We’ll explore a range of topics from creating a giving plan for distributing resources to the dynamics of being in cross-class relationships and communities.

2017 BALLE Leadership Summit @ Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA
Nov 15 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 17 @ 11:00 pm

BALLE will be convening our 2nd Leadership Summit in 2017, gathering the local economy leaders from our communities of practice at this invitational event. The work to change our economic system is complex and in this time of uncertainty, BALLE knows that the path to creating healthy, equitable economies starts with weaving the right relationships needed to build effective solutions. The Leadership Summit is designed to do just that – harness the wisdom, resources, and knowledge of this movement to create solutions that work.

SVN’s 30th Anniversary Conference & Gala @ Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Sonoma, CA
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – Dec 9 @ 10:00 pm

For 30 years, high-impact business leaders, social entrepreneurs, and impact investors have convened at SVN conferences to have authentic conversations with values-aligned peers. SVN’s unique conference experience creates an environment where the real challenges, insights, and best practices of leading a mission-driven business can be discussed. SVN conferences facilitate peer-to-peer relationship building, and create a community where attendees can enhance their leadership, improve their businesses, and expand their impact.

At SVN’s 30th Anniversary Conference & Gala, expect:

  • Facilitated and open networking opportunities
  • Interactive discussions and proactive, action-oriented dialogue among peers
  • Sessions that offer key takeaways and practical advice on best practices for social enterprises and impact investors
  • Inspiring and experiential presentations from innovative leaders on the future of mission-driven business
  • A deep cultural foundation that welcomes values-aligned entrepreneurs and investors from a wide range of perspectives

Attend SVN’s conference to make connections, share ideas, and find the inspiration you need to build a more just, humane, and sustainable world. Detailed program and speaker information will be posted soon at www.svn.org. Register today to reserve your spot at SVN’s conference.

38th Annual EcoFarm Conference @ Asilomar Conference Grounds
Jan 24 @ 12:00 am – Jan 27 @ 12:00 am

The Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm) presents the 38th annual EcoFarm Conference January 24 – 27, 2018 in Pacific Grove, CA – Featuring over 70 workshops, intensives, keynote speakers, an exhibitor marketplace, seed swap, awards banquet, live entertainment, mixers, and organic culinary fare. Workshops cover practical and cutting edge information on crop production, livestock, soil health, marketing, distribution, and farming and food system issues. As the oldest and largest organic farming conference in the West, EcoFarm is a prime networking and educational hub for farmers, ranchers, distributors, retailers, activists, researchers, and educators.