For the Community and By the Community


The majority of the Exchange content featured on the agenda comes directly from participants and provides concrete learning and best practices that can be applied to your day to day work on the campus.


This year the Exchange will dive into the theme: 

 Building Bridges – Changemaking for the Common Good 

We want to come together to reflect upon how we are building bridges across disciplines, through hierarchies, and beyond the university walls. And for what reason? How will our world be different in the future, because of what we are doing today?    

Agenda Topics

Thematic content areas that will be featured at the 2020 Exchange include:

  • Community engagement
  • Equity and inclusion
  • Faculty engagement
  • Institutional strategy
  • Research and measurement
  • Student engagement
  • Teaching, courses, and course sequences
  • Well being

Session Types

Community Lunches Looking to find people who share your interests? Community Lunches are small discussions, taking place during lunch on day one and two, about fun, interesting topics you won’t find on the agenda. Each lunch if lead by a selected facilitator. No pre-registration required.

Best Practice Sessions – Best Practice sessions are the bread-and-butter of the Exchange, featuring 3-4 speakers, often from different institutions, as they discuss the “how to’s” of social innovation education. They each offer a variety of audience engagement opportunities including Q&A, breakout groups & discussions.

Keynotes Our keynotes ensure you start each day of the Exchange centered and inspired. You can count on visionary speakers in social innovation.

Big Idea Talks  Big Idea Talks are inspiring stories of innovation in just 12 minutes. In each talk you’ll hear 3-4 stories, all united by a general theme.

Spark Sessions Spark Sessions are 30 – minute energizers meant to get people moving, interacting, and having fun.  They aren’t your typical conference sessions!

The 2020 Exchange will also feature multiple pre-day activities and special tracks. Learn more here