Logistics & FAQs

Important Dates for the 2018 Exchange

August 15, 2017
Presentation application open
October 2, 2017
All presentation applications due by 11:59pm ET
October 31, 2017
Presenters notified of application status
October 31, 2017
Early bird ($699) and student registrations ($475) go on sale*
November 17, 2017
Early bird registrations close by 11:59pm ET
November 18, 2017
Regular registration ($850) goes on sale
March 15, 2018
Registrations close by 11:59pm ET
April 5-7, 2018
Ashoka U Exchange takes place in Boston, Massachusetts
*We offer a limited number of student registration tickets. Once sold out, students must pay the $699 Early bird registration price.


The 2018 Exchange will take place in Boston, Massachusetts at the Sheraton Boston Hotel.


Ashoka U has a room block at the Sheraton Boston Hotel and participants will be eligible to reserve a room at at reduced rate.


We suggest flying into Logan International Airport (BOS). The Sheraton is about 5 miles from Logan. 


How do I register for the Exchange?

Tickets for the 2018 Exchange go on sale on October 31, 2017.


How much does registration cost?

We have three price tiers that adjust based on when you register for the Exchange.

Early Bird Discount Tickets – $699 – October 31, 2017 – November 17, 2017

Regular Registration Tickets – $850 – November 18, 2017 – March 16, 2018

Student Registration Tickets (limited availability) – $475 – October 31, 2017 until we run out.

We limit tickets per campus – 4 student tickets per Changemaker Campus and 2 student tickets per non-Changemaker Campuses.


I’ve attended the Exchange before and filled out an application. Do I still need to apply to attend?

No, you will not need to fill out an application to attend the 2018 Exchange. We now just ask that you immediately pay your registration fee. However when you register, we will ask you several questions to get to know you better.


What does registration include?

Your Exchange registration includes:

  • Three action-packed days of content about social innovation education

  • Three plenary sessions

  • Face-to-face time with the leaders in the field

  • Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks

  • Exclusive access the list of 700+ attendees and contact information

The majority of the presentations involve 3-4 experts and a facilitator speaking on a topic or theme. You can learn more about the specific themes on the “Agenda” page of our website.


How do I present at the Exchange?

About 70% of the Exchange content is selected from our community! Please submit your presentation by October 2, 2017. To be considered, you must answer a series of short and long-answer questions about your presentation topic.You can learn more about the specific themes on the “Agenda” page of our website.

The majority of the presentations involve 3-4 experts and a moderator speaking on a topic or theme. The Exchange Agenda team organizes the panels, but we are open to presentations submitted by groups.

If you have questions, please contact Emily Lamb, elamb@ashoka.org.


What is the refund policy?

Ashoka U will provide a full refund from October 31, 2017 to December 15, 2017, and a 50% refund from December 16, 2017 to January 15, 2018. Please contact Emily Lamb at elamb@ashoka.org if you would like to request a refund.


Who should I contact if I have questions?

Contact Luciana Goles, Exchange Manager, at lgoles@ashoka.org.