People's Choice

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People's Choice

The People's Choice Track for the 2020 IILWG/Grunin Center Annual Conference: Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investingin the US and Beyond, was intended to provide a space for topic ideas that relate to legal issues in social entrepreneurship and impact investing, but do not clearly fall under one of the five themes of the 2020 Conference.

The open solicitation period for People's Choice proposals closed on January 31st, 2020. We've received a variety of outstanding ideas from our community. Whether it is catalyzing capital for the betterment of society, considering how to scale social enterprises, utilizing investment to combat climate change, and more, there is sure to be a topic that meets your interests.

Key Dates

  • November 20: Open solicitation period for proposals begins
  • January 31: Deadline to submit proposals
  • January 27 - February 7: Voting period for proposals
  • Mid-February: Announcement of final People's Choice topics
  • February - March: People's Choice topic organizers prepare for the conference
  • June 2 - 3: Annual conference at NYU School of Law

Voting Process

Voting is simple: access the voting form to review all panel proposals and select your top four proposals by ranking them 1 through 5 in your order or preference.

The winning proposals will be determined by the final rankings, subject to approval by the Conference Program Committee. The Program Committee also reserves the right to make adjustments or to request modifications to the winning proposals to ensure proper alignment with the rest of the conference agenda. Winning proposals will be announced in mid-February.

If your proposal is selected, you are expected to organize the panel session, which includes inviting and securing speakers and a moderator. (You are welcome to serve as a speaker or moderator on your own panel.)

If you have any questions, please contact us.