26th Annual Cause Conference

From Purpose to Action: Maximizing Value Through Cause Partnerships

October 23, 2024, 8am-5pm
Sharp Prebys Innovation & Education Center, 8695 Spectrum Center Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123

Early Bird Tickets go on Sale June 17!

We are thrilled to celebrate 26 years of helping organizations address the most pressing challenges in our region and world.   From rising costs of living, homelessness, and public safety to drinking water quality, adult mental health, and food insecurity, we are experiencing unprecedented levels of instability.  But it doesn’t have to remain this way if we work together and provide access to cutting edge ideas, tools, technology, and connections to solve our most pressing issues.

This year’s conference will galvanize our business, nonprofit, education, and government sectors to cultivate stronger alliances and shared purpose towards making significant positive social change that also increases our collective social impact ROI.  Businesses around the world are doing well by doing good and we are here to show you how. 

Our registration site is now open and tickets go on sale Monday, June 17. Feel free to look at the different ticketing options and our bundle offers early. Visit Whova to check it out!


EXCITING NEWS!! We are offering up to $100 off your ticket price when you buy a conference ticket and sign up as a NEW Cause San Diego Alliance Member. As a member you will join a group of Cause champions from across public and private sectors, working together to amplify impact and create positive, systemic change.

Sign up HERE to become a Founding Cause Alliance Member!


Visit our Membership page to review all the great benefits to include discounted & free special events, training sessions, brand exposure, media opportunities and more!

Register Now on Whova

Grab this new Cause SD T-Shirt to show you care about making San Diego the best place to live, work and play! Shirts available for purchase on Whova.  “Together we can do more than any of us alone.”

Call for Presentations Update:
Thank you to everyone that submitted a presentation proposal this year. We have received over 30 submissions and will be reviewing them over the next few weeks.  We appreciate your session ideas and look forward to selecting several of them for our event! We plan to reach out to each submitter by June 30 to let you know if your submission has been selected. 

Conference Attendee Demographics

–  National/International Business CEOs, C-Suite Executives, Social Impact Officers, ESG and CSR Pros

–  San Diego/SoCal Business CEOs, C-Suite Executives, Social Impact Officers, ESG and CSR Pros

–  Non-profit organizations:  Charities, Foundations, Community Associations, and Higher Education

–  Federal, State, regional and local government leaders and staff focused on social services and funding

–  College Students majoring in Business, Sustainability, Social Entrepreneurship, Marketing, ESG and Social Impact

Social Impact Collegiate Scholarship Program

Help us fuel the next generation of socially conscious business and nonprofit leaders by offering up to $15,000 in college scholarships to students engaged in social impact activities in the San Diego region.  We will have an open window for scholarship applications, will have an independent judging panel, and will award the scholarships on stage during the Cause Conference. Look out for our Call for Nominations this fall!

Social Impact Awards Program

Join us for our 2nd year in highlighting San Diego’s best Social Impact Champions in the for-profit business, nonprofit charitable organization, education, and government sectors.  This year we are asking the public to nominate individuals and organizations that deserve this special recognition. We will select the top finalists, highlight them through our media channels and announce the winners on stage during the Cause Conference. Look out for our Call for Nominations this summer!

Sponsorship & Partner Opportunities

We offer a range of sponsorships to choose from to meet your business needs. We also welcome in-kind partnerships.  Please reach out to Staci Reidinger at staci@causesandiego.org to learn more.  

Exhibitor Options

Back by popular demand, we will offer Exhibitor space options for organizations that would like to highlight their offerings during the full conference day.  Look out for Exhibitor sales to open this summer!

Dynamic 2024 VIP Speakers

Erinch Sahan 

 Business & Enterprise Lead
Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL)
I have spent my career trying to understand and promote social enterprises, cooperatives and other alternatives to profit-primacy business models.

Hannibal Navies

 NFL Veteran
VP, Development
Athletes Charitable
As a 9-year NFL Veteran linebacker with Carolina, Green Bay, Cincinnati and San Francisco, I’m now helping professional & retired athletes make a positive impact through social entrepreneurship.

Samer Khouli

President & CEO, TCWGlobal
Why am I CEO of TCWGlobal? Simply stated, I want to lead a great company that makes the world a better place and helps companies have better contingent workforce programs.

Anthony Flynn

Founder, Amazing CEO & Fast Company Exec. Board Member
As a leader with several Fortune 100 giants (Kraft Foods & 3M), renowned speaker, author & CEO adviser, I’m dedicated to removing barriers to success for women & minority CEOs and key executives. 

Les Szabo

 VP, Constructive Capital,
Dr. Bronner’s
Les’ work is informed by over 20 years of experience working in the natural products and apparel industries. Les is the co-founder of the brands Living Harvest, Dunderdon, and Infinity Sport.

Staci Reidinger

Executive Director, Cause San Diego/Cause Conference
After protecting our country as a U.S. Marine for 24 years, I’m now dedicated to a much bigger mission: Saving our Planet by creating a more sustainable, equitable and regenerative world we can enjoy for many years to come. Join me!

Louie Nguyễn

Chief Investment Officer,
Mission Driven Finance
Louie is a seasoned global investor, with a particular focus on disruptive endeavors and mobilizing capital and human resources to solve community pain points.

Thank You to our
2024 Cause Conference Sponsors and Supporters!

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Thank You to our 2023 Cause Conference Event Partners & Sponsors

Media Partners
 Cause champion Partners 
sustainability Partners
Social impact awards Partners
Cause Conference Hospitality Suite Sponsor
Cause sd scholarship fund partners
IMPACT For good partners

Floros & Associates

Community supporters

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Reach out to us at info@causesandiego.org or staci@causesandiego.org to learn more, get involved with our programs and support our efforts.