2015 Exchange by Ashoka U


The Ashoka U Exchange is the world’s largest convening for social entrepreneurship in higher education. The Exchange brings together 650 university faculty, staff, and administrators representing 150 institutions to share new ways of teaching and learning that will shape the way educational institutions influence the world.

All Exchange participants apply to attend the conference, which enables Ashoka U to ensure that we are truly bringing together a network of thoughtleaders and innovators. Over the course of three days, participants will have the opportunity to share their own innovations and learnings with a broad audience of experts to gain valuable feedback and insights. Throughout the Exchange, the sharing of top social entrepreneurship models from Changemaker Campuses and non-Changemaker Campuses, will drive collaboration and the spread of best practices. 

The Exchange also places a strong emphasis on bringing together a community of peers. Curated sessions, both on-agenda and off-agenda, give participants the space and opportunity to make connections that will last far beyond conference. 

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.