Upcoming Conferences and Opportunities
Seventh Annual Private Equity Conference Focus:
November 9, 2007
The Hyatt Regency Hotel Greenwich, Connecticut
Expanding Horizons, highlighting trends and opportunities relating to size, geography, and investment style. Keynote speakers:
William Donaldson, Former Chairman of the SEC and founding dean of the Yale School of Management, Josh Bekenstein YC ’80, managing director and co-founder of Bain Capital, and Paul Finnegan, co-president and co-founder of Madison Dearborn.
Point-Counterpoint session will feature Tony James, president of Blackstone, and Mark Tresnowski, managing director and general counsel at Madison Dearborn, and will be moderated by Jeff Sonnenfeld, senior associate dean at the Yale School of Management.
Panelists will respresent a variety of firms, including The Carlyle Group, Catterton Partners, General Atlantic, Goldman Sachs, GSC Partners, J.C. Flowers & Co., Macquarie Infrastructure Group, TA Associates, and W.L. Ross & Co.
Special Registration rate available for Yale SOM alumni via the conference website http://pe.som.yale.edu
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. Pre-Conference Event: Yale SOM Alumni Networking Reception
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Hyatt Regency Hotel
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
SOMers from across the United States and around the world will be attending the annual Private Equity Conference, many arriving on Thursday before the conference begins.
Join us at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Greenwich, Connecticut on Thursday evening, November 8 for interesting conversation, excellent company, and a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow alumni — both local and distant. Reception registration fee includes hearty hors d’oeuvres.
Reply requested by Monday, November 5. Register online
Third Annual Yale SOM Philanthropy Conference Theme:
November 16 - 17, 2007
New Haven, Connecticut
“Achieving Effectiveness in Philanthropy”
Discuss the implications of impact assessment on philanthropic giving and nonprofit management, looking at resource allocation and measurement tools. Keynote Speaker:
Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org. Noted Panelists:
William Shutkin, trustee, Echoing Green; Anita Nagor, director of programs, Belden Fund; Greg Johnson, executive director, The Sports Philanthropy Project; senior staff, Community Foundation of Greater New Haven Distinguished Moderators:
Sharon M. Oster, Yale SOM Frederic D. Wolfe Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship & director of the Program on Social Enterprise; Jack Meyers, assistant to the provost; Cheryl Casciani SOM ’88, director of programs, Baltimore Community Foundation; Michela English SOM ’79, president, Fight for Children Bonus:
Saturday, November 17, prior to the Harvard/Yale football game, ‘Mimosas, Muffins, and Mingling’ at the Yale Bowl, near the Yale SOM tailgate for alumni, their families, and students.
Register before November 15, 2007 to receive the alumni discount on registration.
For more information, visit our website at http://community.som.yale.edu/philanthropy
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Social Enterprise Opportunity
The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) is the first student-run business plan competition that supports and promotes social ventures. We define a ‘social venture’ as an enterprise that integrates both profits and social impact. GSVC strives to increase the visibility of social entrepreneurship and the quality and quantity of new ventures.
Since its inception in 1999, GSCV has awarded more than $250 million dollars to emerging social ventures and has actively supported early stage social entrepreneurs. Thanks to funding and professional networking facilitated by GSVC, 25% of the previous years’ semi-finalists now have viable businesses up and running.
If you are interested in becoming involved with the Global Social Venture Competition as a mentor to participants or a competition judge, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
. To learn more about the Competition, visit www.gsvc.org