The Capitalize for Kids Investors Conference, the premier Canadian conference of its kind, has finalized its lineup

of speakers, and while it’s still a ways off you might want to start planning now so that you can participate in the $25,000 Intelligent Investing Challenge. Also see our coverage of SALT Conference here.

Capitalize for Kids

Running from October 23 – 24, Capitalize for Kids Investors Conference speakers include Larry Robbins, founder of Glenview Capital Management; Jamie Dinan, founder and CEO of York Capital Management; Jacob Doft, Jeffrey Smith CEO and CIO at Starboard Value; Sahm Adrangi Managing Partner, Kerrisdale Capital Management; Steven Shapiro, founding partner of GoldenTree; and more than a dozen other world class institutional investors ready to share actionable ideas with attendees and detail their approach to analyzing potential investments.

Capitalize benefits the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto

Capitalize for Kids Investors Conference aims to help raise money for the pediatric health-science center at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada in partnership with the SickKids Foundation. Capitalize for Kids intends to be a permanent and growing source of capital for the hospital so that it can continue with its diverse research, training, and treatment programs, and this year’s conference will specifically benefit the Centre for Brain and Mental Health.

The Capitalize for Kids Investors Conference will take place in Toronto, and the cost is $2,500 for a seat or $25,000 for a table of ten seats. Conference attendees will get special rates on accommodations at the Trump Hotel. For more information on the event and how to register you can check the official website here.

Capitalize for Kids: You could win $25,000 in the Intelligent Investing Challenge

With five months between now and the Capitalize for Kids Investors Conference, it might seem like it’s too soon to make plans, but the Intelligent Investing Challenge has only recently opened for submissions and will close at the end of July. A panel of prominent investors will choose the best investment thesis (long or short) on a company with a market cap of at least $250 million and a 12 – 24 month horizon.

First place gets $20,000 in cash, second place gets $10,000, and the top three places each get access to a number of independent research advisers for the next year. All three finalists also get to allocate $5000 however they want to the Centre for Brain and Mental Health at The Hospital for Sick Children. Being recognized for having submitted the best idea is an easy way to start networking at the conference as well. You have to be a full-time professional in the institutional investment industry to participate, and you will need to get explicit permission from your employer before sending your entry.