Event Information


Please click here to register online now and secure your Friday October 8, 2010 Social Enterprise conference ticket. Each year the conference sells out prior to the day of the event. We can only consider accepting walk-ins after 10:30 AM on the day of the conference, depending on capacity constraints. Some walk-ins may be unable to attend.

Registration fee:
- Professionals: $110
- Columbia Business School Alumni/Faculty/Staff:* $95
- Networking & Cocktail Reception only: $40
- Students:* $70
- Columbia Business School current student member of Social Enterprise, International Development or Green Business Club:* $55

* Please note that all students will require student ID at registration. Columbia Business School alumni status and student club membership for SEC, IDC and GBC will be verified.

Conference attendees will receive a one year subscription to Fast Company as well as a special offer to subscribe to Inc. magazine included with registration (each of $10 value; click here for refund details).

Refund Policy
Columbia Business School will offer a refund, less $20, until September 24, 2010. After September 24, 2010 registration will not be refunded for any reason. To request a refund please email with the subject line: Refund Request.

Please print or save your receipt as you will not be able to access it after you exit the registration module. If you need a receipt, please contact with the words Receipt Request: Your Name in the subject line.

Discounts and Comp Policy
We are unable to provide comp tickets or discounts for individuals, nonprofits, NGOs or any other groups. We cannot make exceptions for either personal or professional reasons.


Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway at 115th Street
Columbia University
New York, NEW YORK

The Columbia campus on Morningside Heights is located at Broadway and 116th Street in Manhattan.

Directions by Subway The Columbia stop is 116th Street. Do not use express trains #2 and #3, which follow a different route and do not stop at Columbia University; if you do, be certain to transfer at 96th Street to the #1 local.

Directions by Bus Five bus lines (M4, M5, M11, M60, M104) and one subway line (the #1 local) serve the Columbia neighborhood. The M60 bus is a direct link between campus and LaGuardia Airport.

Driving and Parking
Drivers should note that in New York City right turns at red lights are illegal unless traffic signs state otherwise. Driving directions can be obtain via the Google map (see above left), and on Columbia University's website. You may park on the streets around campus or use the local parking garages:
GGMC Parking
512 West 112th St.
(between Broadway & Amsterdam Ave.)
(212) 865-1754
Open from 6 a.m. to midnight
Pro Park America
1090 West 114th Street
(between Broadway & Amsterdam Ave.)
(212) 523-1051
Open from 6 a.m. to midnight


There are a number of hotels close to campus on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. When calling one of these hotels, mention Columbia University to obtain the best rate. Please note that if neighborhood hotels become booked, the city's many midtown hotels are only a short subway ride from the University.

2528 Broadway, near West 94th Street, New York, NY
212-678-6500 or 800-643-5553

West 79th Street & Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY
212-875-1000 x80 or 800-492-8122

250 West 77th Street, New York, NY
212-362-7700 or 877-468-5322

2178 Broadway at West 77th Street, New York, NY
212-362-1100 or 800-497-6028

2130 West 75th Street, New York, NY
212-787-1100 x623 or

Contact Us

For any questions regarding the conference please email conference co-chairs Daniel Gennaoui or Lucia Villar.


Uris Hall, Room 203
3022 Broadway
Columbia Business School
New York, NY 10027