Beeta Ansari

Beeta is Ashoka U’s Exchange Director, the world’s largest global convening for social entrepreneurship education.

2012 Ashoka U Exchange: Coming Soon!

Last year during the first annual Ashoka U Exchange at Duke University we set out to create a conference that brought together leaders in social entrepreneurship education.

Attendees included leading researchers, faculty teaching the most innovative new courses in SE and students galvanizing campus-wide support, in addition to social entrepreneurs and Ashoka Fellows. After the 8 months of planning that lead up to the first ever Exchange, what we witnessed surpassed all of our wildest expectations.

Collaborations were made, innovations shared, and ideas were sparked. Most importantly, a community of like-minded mavens was formed who in the months after the Exchange were able to leverage the resources they gained to galvanize and institutionalize social entrepreneurship education at their colleges and universities. Some of your stories were so great that we decided to highlight them on our blog; click over to read about Tyler Gage, the Co-Founder and CEO of Runa Tea or read about all the work our Innovation Award winners have done.

The 2012 Exchange is being hosted by Changemaker Campus, Arizona State University, February 10-11, 2012 and has a theme of “Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education.” We are asking attendees complete an application ensuring that participants are actively involved in social entrepreneurship on their campus and can drive effective dialogue at the Exchange. Applications open this Monday, August 1, 2011.

So join us the second time around, and see how disruptive we can be when we are all working together!