Transforming higher education into a tool for social innovation!

The 9th annual Ashoka U Exchange “Beyond Boundaries and Borders: Expanding Possibilities for the Future of Higher Education” will take place on February 21 – 23, 2019 in San Diego California. It will be co-hosted by University of California, San Diego.

Presentation & Facilitation application

is due September 26, 2018

Learn more the 2019 presentation and facilitation opportunities on the agenda here.


opens on October 15, 2018

Please note that all ticket prices below are for non-student participants. Ashoka U reserves a limited number of tickets for student participants at $475. Once sold out, the student ticket price is $699.


The Ashoka U Exchange is a 3-day learning lab, testing ground, space for celebrating innovation, and spark for the collaboration of 700 of educators, students, and other higher education professionals from across the world.

It’s a home for creative problem solvers, learners, listeners, and visionaries. Despite our diverse roles, experiences, and background we share the vision: We must rewire our colleges and universities to enable, empower, and catalyze changemakers across our institutions.

The 2019 Exchange is designed to reinvigorate your work as a changemaker educator and connect you with a community of others who share your same passion and vision for a changemaker world. 

The Exchange is more than just an event, it’s a community. Together, we create a culture of:

  • Belonging. We are a home for changemakers & a support network of visionary thinkers.
  • Optimism. Where others see problems, we see the spark of a new idea.
  • Inclusion. We seek out & respect diverse voices to uncover the best opportunities.
  • Generosity. We are here for each other, eager to listen & share.
  • Courage. We’re not afraid of unorthodox ideas because they’re inherent to progress.
  • Respect. We recognize the right of every attendee to feel safe, heard, & valued at the Exchange. We are all part of this community together & all voices matter.

Read the 5 Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss the Exchange.


Ashoka U Exchange Playlist