365 days a year, the HUB is a place-based membership community that develops and deploys solutions for a better world. On its third year at SOCAP, the HUB Bay Area has taken over the whole Festival Pavilion and created the world’s largest HUB.

Mimicking our spaces in the Bay Area and 30 other international locations, you’ll have the opportunity to experience what our 4,000+ global members do every day. HUB@SOCAP provides an opportunity to collaboratively create solutions for today’s most pressing social and environmental issues, meet with potential partners or funders, or just hop on the internet to get some work done. We have space for it all. 



HUB:CREATE is the user-generated portion of SOCAP12 (similar to what has been known as “open-space” at SOCAP). It’s the attendees chance to propose and host sessions.

The goal is to gather around ideas of mutual interest and uncover opportunities for collective action that will drive meaningful change throughout the year. HUB hosts will help support the open space sessions you propose, the global HUB community will be joining in the conversations via Google+ Hangouts, and the HUB network will provide the platform to bring these ideas to life the remaining 360 days of the year.

>> View the Schedule to Locate HUB:CREATE sessions



Participate in an on-site project capturing the inspiring narrative of the global SOCAP community. Everybody here makes meaning matter. Come visit the video booth, and let the world know what you do and why it matters!

We will compile these sound bites to show the rest of the world the big shift: this amazing economy isn’t just possible, it’s happening. Participation will only take 2-4 minutes, so stop on by!





The Hub has taken over the Festival Pavillion to demonstrate the way we bring ideas to life 365 days a year. Our partners, Herman Miller, a leading space designer, and Intersection for the Arts, a 50 year old arts and community builder, worked with us to make a place that enriches our participants experience. Combining enterprise, art, community, and place, communities are enlivened through rich experiences that combine interdisciplinary thinking. Join us for a party that represents the best of this experience of the Hub in Festival Pavillion on Wednesday, October 3rd when we open up the reception to our 1000 person + Hub Bay Area community.

Featuring music, Berlin style ping pong (a San Francisco phenomenon) and experiential art by Intersection for the Arts at 7pm on October 3rd. You don’t want to miss it!


The HUB is presented at SOCAP12 with the support of Herman Miller.

Herman Miller works for a better world around you – with inventive designs, technologies, and related services that improve the human experience wherever people work, heal, learn, and live. Its curiosity, ingenuity, and design excellence create award-winning products and services, resulting in more than $1.7 billion in revenue in fiscal 2012. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also established Herman Miller as a recognized global company.



Hub @ SOCAP was designed by  Ecotone Creative.