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[greenyes] Fwd: Sustainable Communities Conference, Boston, 11/2-4
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From: "Amy Dickie" <adickie@no.address>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 13:44:11 -0400

Investors Circle 2003 National Conference and Venture Fair
"Building Sustainable Communities: From
Philanthropy to Venture Capital"

November 2-4, 2003
The Charles Hotel
Cambridge, MA

This event will bring together angel investors, professional venture capitalists, philanthropists, entrepreneurs and others to examine the continuum of strategies for deploying a range of capital to support social entrepreneurship at the community level. While InvestorsCircle focuses on for-profit social entrepreneurs catalyzing the flow of capital to early stage companies that address social and environmental problems the educational portion of this years conference (Day One) will explicitly examine innovative philanthropic strategies that complement our work.

Day One, in collaboration with Social Venture Partners Boston, part of a national network of venture philanthropists, will offer panels and speakers addressing topics including inner city venture philanthropy, community development venture capital, job creation, and the relationship between for-profit and non-profit strategies for supporting social entrepreneurship and healthy communities.

Day Two, the venture fair, will feature at least 15 promising for-profit companies that have been selected for their compelling combination of financial and social return potential. The presenting companies will represent the range of sectors that Investors' Circle works in: community development, education/media, energy/environment, health, and women- and minority-owned businesses.

Presenting Companies: The deadline for company applicants wishing to present at this event has passed. Presenting companies will be selected by October 1st and will be posted on our website at that time.

Program: Speakers include:
Ed Dugger, Managing Partner, UNC Partners and Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Jed Emerson, Senior Fellow, the Hewlett Foundation and former President, Roberts Enterprise Development Fund
Chris Gabrieli, Chairman, Massachusetts 2020 and former General Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
Paul Grogan, President, The Boston Foundation
To see the full program, <>click here.

Registration: You can register for the event by calling the Investors' Circle office at: (617) 566-2600, or by downloading our <>registration form and mailing or faxing it to our office at: (617) 739-3550.

Lodging: We have a room block available at The Charles Hotel. Please call (617) 864-1200, and refer to the "Investors' Circle" event to receive the group rate of $225 per night.

Travel: Investors' Circle is pleased to be working with A Better World Travel to offer discounted air fare to conference attendees. Discounts will vary depending on your flight schedule and route. We encourage our attendees to use A Better World Travel's "Travel Cool" program to help offset CO2 emissions. In addition, through a special relationship with Better World Travel and EV Rental Car, you can fly into Boston and rent a hybrid car at a 15% discount. To book your flight, call (866) 238-1134, or complete the travel request form at: <> Be sure to reference "Investors' Circle" both on the phone and on-line to receive the discounts.

Conference Advisory Board

Carol Atwood

CEO, Spartacus Media Enterprises

Jed Emerson

Senior Fellow, the Hewlett Foundation and Lecturer in Business at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business

Chuck Holland

Executive Director, Social Venture Partners Boston

Gloria Lee

Vice President, JP Morgan Chase Community Development Group

Tom Miller

Former Director, Program Related Investment, The Ford Foundation

Siobhán A. O'Riordan

Director, Giving Network, Associated Grant Makers

Nick Smith

Chairman, Community Development Venture Capital Alliance

Woody Tasch

Chairman and CEO, Investors' Circle

Larry Waddell

Managing Director, SJF Ventures (formerly Sustainable Jobs Fund)

Investors' Circle

320 Washington Street
Brookline, MA 02445
P: (617) 566-2600
F: (617) 739-3550

Venture Capital for a Sustainable Future

Gary Liss Gary Liss & Associates 4395 Gold Trail Way Loomis, CA 95650-8929 Phone: 916-652-7850 Fax: 916-652-0485 Email: gary@no.address Web:

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