The Ira Sohn Investing Conference is an exceptional event and is dedicated to a great cause. The conference is organized to support the Sohn Conference foundation. Here is a snippet from the website – “The Foundation honors Ira Sohn, a Wall Street professional whose life was cut short when he passed away from cancer. For more than fifteen years, the Foundation has raised significant funds for pediatric cancer research and care by bringing together Wall Street’s most savvy investors to share their expertise with attendees. Through the dedication of the conference founders, esteemed speakers, volunteers, and generous donors, the Foundation has invested more than $20 million in innovative research and institutions at the forefront of cancer research and pediatric care.”
Since last year, the Conference added a stock contest where folks are invited to submit a stock idea to the panel. The panel comprised of Seth Klarman, Michael Price, David Einhorn, Bill Ackman, and Joel Greenblatt. Twelve entries are selected as semi-finalists and then four as finalists. One of the finalists gets the once in a lifetime opportunity to present his investment idea to the audience including this esteemed panel.
I submitted my entry this year and was pleasantly surprised to be included in the semi-finalists. I get to attend this awesome event on the 16th May 2012.
If anyone is going to be attending or is in the area and would like to meet after the event, drop me a note