Join Us to Embed Social Innovation in Higher Education

The 2018 Ashoka U Exchange, co-hosted by Babson College, will take place on April 5-7, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Exchange is one of the largest international gatherings for college and university professionals to learn and share leading practices for embedding social innovation in higher education.

Throughout the gathering, participants come together to share how they equip aspiring changemakers – through their classrooms, co-curricular programs, departments, institutions, communities and beyond – to catalyze long-term, meaningful change and social impact.

Submit Your Presentation

The 2018 presentation application goes live August 15, 2017 and will close on October 2, 2017. Registration for the 2018 Exchange will open on October 16, 2017.

**Once we have sold out of the $475 rate student tickets, the price for students will increase to $699.

About Ashoka U

Ashoka U is an initiative of Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs. Building on Ashoka’s vision for a world where Everyone is a Changemaker, Ashoka U takes an institutional change approach to impact the education of millions of students. Ashoka U helps break down barriers to institutional change and fosters a culture of social innovation in higher education. Ashoka U’s global network of 150 colleges and universities is advancing an education that develops interdisciplinary, entrepreneurial, and solutions-oriented skills.

About Ashoka

Founded by Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka has elected and supported over 3,000 Fellows – social entrepreneurs with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems – in over 70 countries. Ashoka’s support includes start-up financing, professional support services, and connections to their global network of Ashoka Fellows. Ashoka envisions an Everyone a Changemaker world, capable of responding quickly and effectively to social challenges, and in which each individual has the freedom, confidence and societal support to address any social problem and drive change.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for​Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®​. The top​-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®​ as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​​​

In 2009, Babson College was among just five colleges selected to become an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus to bring their communities together to transform their campuses into a hub for social change. To this day, Babson remains a leader in social innovation. As part of a continued commitment to change making, Babson College and its Lewis Institute illuminate pathways for students, alumni, faculty, staff, foundations, and corporate partners seeking social innovation solutions. By drawing upon Babson’s core methodology of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®, the College activates unexpected and fruitful collaborations and integrative designs for action. The result is business prosperity and societal improvement. It extends its impact through the Babson Social Innovation Lab, an action tank powered by Toyota, which incubates people and ideas in the world of social innovation.

 



Ashoka U Exchange Playlist