At this year’s upcoming Ira Sohn Conference, people will be able to present their best investment ideas. Last year, Sunjay Gorawara, a college undergraduate student,  won the contest with his pitch of Bridgepoint Education. The stock rose over 15% after his presentation, and is up close t0 10% since the conference. Sunjay got to present his idea in front of thousands of people, and beame an instant celebrity.

Who judged the contest? Some of the most famous value investors alive.  This year the judges are…drumroll…Judges for this year’s contest include: Seth Klarman (Baupost Group), David Einhorn (Greenlight Capital), Bill Ackman (Pershing Square), Michael Price (MFP Investors), and Joel Greenblatt (Gotham Capital)!!!

The contest will be part of a great conference of speakers. The  Sohn Investment conference, will take place May 16, 2012, from 12:00pm – 6:00pm at New York City’s Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. 

David Einhorn, Michael Price, and Bill Ackman will also be speaking at the conference. Additionally, so will John Paulson, Steve Mandel and some other fantastic investors. The full line up can be found at the following link-Ira Sohn Conference

Entry fee is $100 ($25 student rate), but anyway the money goes to a great cause (as described below):

You may review a copy of the official contest rules here.

Click on this link to submit your idea

Deadline to apply for the contest is  Wednesday May 9th at 11pm EST.

ValueWalk hopes to provide coverage of the event, as we did last year. We receive no compensation for anyone who attends, or joins the contest.

About Ira Sohn:

The Sohn Conference Foundation is dedicated to the treatment and cure of pediatric cancer and related childhood diseases. We are driven to help children suffering from devastating illness survive, thrive, and find happiness.

The Foundation makes grants to support cutting edge medical research and to support programs that ensure children living with illness are given the highest quality of life and care.

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity, and, as such, all donations are deductible to the fullest extent of the law.