Emily Lamb

Emily manages the Changemaker Campus network, a collective of post-secondary institutions dedicated to making changemaking a norm in higher education.

2020 February News U Can Use

Ashoka U’s monthly newsletter for changemaker educators and students.

One more day to get your Exchange ticket at $799 rate

There’s only one more day to register for the 2020 Exchange at the rate of $799. Join 650+ educators, students, thought leaders and innovators as we bring our community together. Share your ideas, build a community and walk away inspired.

Confirm your spot here. Rates go up on Thursday. Senior leaders can still register for the Senior Leaders’ Experience as well, but space is limited.

Apply for the Ashoka U Social Innovation Summer Scholars’ Writing Retreat

The 3rd Annual Scholars’ Writing Retreat, June 1-4, 2020 hosted in collaboration with Middlebury College, is a lightly facilitated retreat designed to help you advance your research and writing goals alongside an international community of peers. Priority deadline is March 3, 2020. Learn more, including how to apply, here.

Ashoka, Skoll, McKinsey, and Fellows publish a study on systems change

Ashoka launched a groundbreaking collaborative report with a critical purpose for the future of social impact: How philanthropists can make big bets on systems change ideas, elevating the perspectives of Ashoka Fellows who work on meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. Explore the report here.

Public Voices Fellowship on the Climate Crisis, Yale Program on Climate Communication

This year-long fellowship aims to accelerate the ideas and impact of 20 new and necessary thought leaders in the climate crisis movement, the majority of whom will be women and people of color. Application deadline is February 16. Learn more here.

Future Skills Innovation Challenge, by Ashoka & HSBC

Are you helping develop the skills needed for everyone to play an active role in the economy of tomorrow? Ashoka & HSBC are looking for top social innovators from around the globe focusing on 21st century employability and financial capability in our rapidly changing world. Application deadline is February 28. Learn more here.

Weil Legal Innovations Program

WLI offers 10 rising law students the opportunity to serve as a public service Fellow or Innovator with a leading nonprofit where they will work to address pressing social and legal challenges faced by communities today. Application deadline is February 28. Learn more here.

Day One Project Policy Accelerator

Interested in pitching a science, technology or innovation policy idea to inform the next US presidential term? Apply to the Day One Project Policy Accelerator! No policy expertise is required. You just need to be passionate and informed about an idea. Application deadline is March 1. Learn more here.

Watson Summer Accelerator

The Watson Summer Accelerator is an 8-week program (May 26 – July 17, 2020) for college idea-stage entrepreneurs. The program explores the rigorous journey of launching a social venture, being immersed in the world of social change, and leading a life of impact. Application deadline is March 1. Learn more here.

Frontiers of Social Innovation 2020 – May 12-14, 2020

Register for the Frontiers of Social Innovation, May 12-14, 2020, hosted by Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) at Stanford University. The 2020 theme is “People, Power & Resources: The Redistribution Wave”.  Join SSIR and leading academic, social, business, and political leaders to discuss, debate and develop solutions that address the most pressing global challenges. Use discount code: 15FSI20 for 15% off registration.

9th Annual Middlebury June Forum, June 1-3,2020

Register for the Middlebury June Forum, June 1-3, 2020 in central Vermont! This year the theme is: To Walk Alongside: Educating for Social Change. Experienced social-change facilitators – including Ashoka Changemaker veterans – will share best practices, including classroom tools and strategies for co-curricular collaboration, on the tranquil Bread Loaf retreat campus. Early bird registration closes March 30, 2020.

Sullivan Foundation Faculty Summit & Ignite Student Retreat – March 27-29, 2020

The Sullivan Summit is designed to provide faculty and campus leaders from the Sullivan Network and beyond an exceptional professional development opportunity that promotes deeper understanding of the social innovation and entrepreneurship community.

The Ignite Retreat is designed to help student changemakers uncover how they can make a positive, lasting impact. It’s designed for a spectrum of students and student needs, from discovering a personal role and skills to understanding how to launch a social venture.

Ashoka U Learning & Evaluation Bundle Discount

Ashoka U’s sister publications, Preparing Students for a Changing World and Evaluating Changemaker Education, are the perfect duo for faculty and staff who are developing learning outcomes and evaluation practices to strengthen changemaker education.

Priced at $99 individually, with a 20% off when you buy them together as a bundle (no code needed)!

Spread Your Message to the Masses 

Purchase a printed advertisement or exhibitor’s booth to put yourself at the center of the Exchange. Take advantage of our convening and engage 650+ of the most engaged and innovative educators, students, and social entrepreneurs.  Learn more here and contact alara@ashoka.org for more details.