October 1, 2012

Nonprofit & social change calendar: October 2012

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Rock star games pioneer Jane McGonigal at SOCAP 2011 (Photo by JD Lasica).

Planning for the month’s top conferences & events

JD LasicaSocial Capital Markets starts today, heading up a packed month of events in the nonprofit/social change sector.

Other highlights include The Feast, PopTech, Bioneers, BSR, NETA, the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing and Social Media for Nonprofits, with two events: in Washington, DC, on Friday and in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 23. You attending any of these?

For the full year, see our Calendar of 2012 nonprofit and social change conferences. If you’re interested in social media, tech and marketing conferences, see this month’s calendar on our sister site, Socialmedia.biz.

If you know of other events, please share by adding the info in the comments below. Hope to see you at one of these!

SOCAP Oct. 1-4 San Francisco
The venerable Social Capital Markets gathering for social entrepreneurs and change agents will return to SF’s Fort Mason.
The Feast Oct. 3-5 New York
The Feast convenes the most remarkable entrepreneurs, radicals, doers and thinkers who are revolutionizing the way things work for the betterment of humanity. feast-2012
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Oct. 3-6 Baltimore
This series of conferences is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industrial, academic and government communities. Leading researchers present their current work, while special sessions focus on the role of women in today’s technology fields, including computer science, information technology, research and engineering. grace hopper
Social Media for Nonprofits Oct. 5 Washington, DC
In this conference series, these sessions are designed to provide attendees with concrete insights and takeaways, showcasing best practices, pitfalls to avoid and free, helpful resources for nonprofits and causes.
Cause Placement Oct. 11 Washington, DC
Cause Placement 2012 is an interactive, in-depth exploration of strategies and initiatives that create mutually beneficial matches between causes and content–embedding essaging and marketing into the influential channels of entertainment including movies, television, celebrity activation, publishing, music and games. causeplacement
Social Enterprise World Forum Oct. 16-18 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Social Enterprise World Forum – Fórum Mundial de Negócios Sociais 2012 is the premier global event focused on building a social enterprise movement worldwide. SEWF
PopTech Oct. 17-20 Camden, Maine
An eclectic mix of thought leaders and visionaries will convene in Camden, Maine for its 16th annual gathering. A celebration for the intellectually engaged, PopTech is a chance to meet the people who are inventing our future and an opportunity to engage in stimulating presentations, exhilarating performances and life-changing conversations. Deb Levine
ArtezInterAction Oct. 18 Toronto
Whether you’re a seasoned fundraising veteran or new to fundraising, ArtezInterAction Toronto has something for everyone. This one-day conference is designed for fundraisers looking to accelerate their online activities. Alison Gordon
Bioneers Conference Oct. 19-21 San Rafael, Calif.
Explore the forefront of positive change in deeply inspiring keynote talks, panels, workshops and intensives. Network with dynamic change-makers, experience Moving Image Festival screenings and networking receptions, and discover powerful opportunities and strategies for creating positive change in your work, life and community.
Social Media for Nonprofits Oct. 23 Austin, Texas
In this conference series, these sessions are designed to provide attendees with concrete insights and takeaways, showcasing best practices, pitfalls to avoid and free, helpful resources for nonprofits and causes. Libby Leffler
BSR Oct. 23-26 New York
BSR works with its global network of more than 250 member companies to develop sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research and cross-sector collaboration. bsr
NETA Conference Oct 30-Nov 1 St. Louis
The nonprofit National Educational Telecommunications Association is a professional association that serves public television licensees and educational entities in all 50 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. They connect people and ideas, by providing quality programming, educational resources, professional development, management support and national representation. neta

JD Lasica, founder and former editor of Socialbrite, is co-founder of Cruiseable. Contact JD or follow him on Twitter or Google Plus.

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