8 Events Worth Attending in February 2020
February is packed with events focused on a wide variety of topics. This month, you can attend an investment summit in Grand Cayman or head to Florida to watch world-class polo, among other opportunities. Here, Worth highlights February’s can’t-miss events.
Everyone from hedge funders and wealth advisors to celebrities and thought leaders turns out for this three-day event focusing on issues affecting the global alternatives industry. Actress Natalie Portman was a keynote speaker last year, while panelists included Credit Suisse’s Marisa Drew, Bridgewater’s Eileen Murray and KPMG’s Anthony Cowell. Through February 7.
This long-running event organized by HBS tackles the business of healthcare. Areas of discussion this year will include the ethical dilemmas surrounding data mining, gene therapy and other emerging technologies.
More than 10,000 entrepreneurs and tech leaders pack Silicon Valley’s Fox Theatre for two days of education and networking. Tech bigwigs such as venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, 23andMe cofounder Anne Wojcicki, and Flickr and Slack cofounder Stewart Butterfield have been known to pop in, but the real sparks fly when startup founders connect with hundreds of investors looking for the next big thing. Through February 12.
Young donors want a more active role in philanthropy, but how impactful are their efforts? This is one of the main questions asked by this forum, where nonprofit leaders treat philanthropy not as a feel-good pursuit but as an engine for social change.
A major draw during the South Florida polo season, this biennial high-goal match held in the Windsor community features top-level international players such as Nacho Figueras and Rodrigo Andrade. Net proceeds benefit local and national charities—the 2018 event raised more than $280,000.
Focused on institutional investors, asset managers and consultants, this two-day event offers a broad education on investing, fiduciary responsibility and the selection of money managers. It offers a combined total of 10 hours of training and touches on everything from VC and private equity opportunities to real estate investing and portfolio risk management. Through February 21.
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Leaders in the investment world converge on MIT’s Samberg Conference Center to network and discuss topics such as cryptocurrencies and the state of impact investing. Past speakers have included Baupost’s Seth Klarman, the Carlyle Group’s Daniel D’Aniello and Oaktree Capital’s Howard Marks.
Formerly known as Mobile World Congress, this event continues to be one of the world’s largest gatherings of tech investors and CEOs. Beyond its signature trade show, a robust program of seminars, summits and speakers focusing on connectivity makes this a must for anyone invested in the future of AI, big data and the Internet of Things. Through February 27.