The Exchange agenda is driven by participants and features over 100 speakers sharing their insights, lessons learned and challenges as they higher education into a tool for social change and impact.

Some popular topics from previous Exchanges include fostering inclusive changemaker communities, reimagining the classroom experience, building community partnerships, creating student pathways for innovation, measuring the impact of changemaking activities, and pedagogy to cultivate changemakers, social entrepreneurs and social intrapreneurs in and through higher education.

Interested in presenting or moderating at the 2018 Exchange?

The presentation and moderator applications are open from August 15, 2017 until October 2, 2017.

We’re seeking presentation submissions that showcase how colleges and universities are evolving to teach students to be 21st century chanegmakers – from classes to student programming to research to admissions. The presentation application includes various questions that allow you to describe the promising practice you’d like to discuss and why.

We invite presentation submissions from public, private, two-year, four-year, and graduate colleges and universities from around the world, along with organizations that work alongside higher education to support social innovation initiatives.  

As you consider submitting your presentation, please note that:

  • All selected presenters are responsible for expenses incurred in conjunction with the 2018 Ashoka U Exchange  including registration, housing, and travel.
  • Proposal submission topics cannot be changed after the review and selection process.
  • Majority of speakers are placed in a session with 2-3 additional speakers and a facilitator. Ashoka U will edit presentation titles or session descriptions for consistency and clarity.
  • Acceptance notifications will be sent out in October 31, 2017.
  • Presenters must register by December 15, 2017 to guarantee their place on the program.

The 2017 Ashoka U Exchange, co-hosted by Miami Dade College, took place on March 2-4, 2017 in Miami, Florida.  Looking for more? You can relive the conference and see session presentations here

Download programs from previous years to see highlights and speakers:

2017 – at Miami Dade College, Miami, FL

2016 – at Tulane University; New Orleans, Louisiana

2015 – at University of Maryland; Washington, DC

2014 – at Brown University; Providence, Rhode Island

2013 – at University of San Diego; San Diego, California

2012 – at Arizona State University; Phoenix, Arizona

2011 – at Duke University; Durham, North Carolina