This event is for charity. The goal is to raise $1m. Last year, Bill Ackman paid it out of his own pocket. He is trying to get others involved in this worthy cause, of helping inner city children receive a good education. The event takes place on Feb 2nd in NYC. Bill Ackman, Boaz Weinstein, Steven Roth and some other big investors are speaking.
I receive no zero compensation. I requested a pass to cover the event. My friend Todd of http://www.valueplays.net/ already did a write up on the event, and included a little self promotion :) The organizers of the event asked me to spread the word and Todd encouraged me to use his pitch.
If you are in the NYC area on Feb 2nd, you should attend this. The registration fee is tax deductible, it is a great lineup and most importantly, it is for a great cause.
The mission of Boys & Girls Harbor is to empower children and their families to become full, productive participants in society through education, cultural enrichment and social services.
The Harbor was founded in 1937 by Tony Duke as a small, innovative summer camp for disadvantaged immigrant children. Today, the Harbor is an outstanding organization providing education and character development for over 2,000 children coming from East Harlem, Harlem and the South Bronx each year.
Building on its long tradition of providing pre-school and after-school services, the Harbor was one of the first organizations to open a charter school in New York State, and in 2005 added the Emily N. Carey School to its educational core. The Harbor’s Conservatory for the Performing Arts is internationally recognized, and maintains the Raices Latin Music Museum, designated an official project of Save America’s Treasures by the White House Millennium Council and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Other Harbor initiatives include vibrant multi-site pre- and after-school programs, Upward Bound college readiness, and Oasas/Genesis teen substance abuse prevention.
I presented last year and my idea was AudioVoxx ($VOXX) @$7.02. The highlight of the conference for me was the 90 min. interview/conversation between Bill Ackman and Berkowitz. It was a very unique back and forth where they interviewed each other and then both took audience questions. A similar conversation between Ackman/Roth this year talking about real estate (residential and commercial) would be worth the price of admission alone should it happen. I’ll keep everyone posted should I hear anything.
Below is the speaker lineup: