Exchange Extras

“Reclaiming Social Entrepreneurship: Teaching with a Systems-led Lens”  Workshop with Daniela Papi-Thorton – Wednesday, April 4th from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton St. in Back Bay B.

Registration open for Exchange participants and general audience. Cost to participate is $75 for Exchange attendees, $125 for non-Exchange attendees.

Are you interested in helping students think about social impact careers beyond the role of social enterprise founder? Does your institution offer a social impact business competition or an accelerator program and are you hoping to better align those efforts with high-impact outcomes? Are you hoping your students will build their social innovation ideas upon the work others have already tried, in order to reduce wasted efforts and increase their learning curve? If so, this three-hour workshop will help you do so, by providing tools for teaching with a systems-led lens and will provide resources for you to help students better understand the systems in which they hope to impact change. Workshop host Daniela Papi-Thornton will introduce a range of curriculum ideas and teaching tools, providing participants with materials to take away and easily implement in their own classrooms.

Daniela’s work integrates emerging market entrepreneurial experience in Cambodia, with educational content design experience as the former Deputy Director of the Oxford’s Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. Her report called “Tackling Heropreneurship” and similarly titled SSIR article have been widely referenced in the social impact education sector. From that research she designed a tool called the Impact Gaps Canvas, as well as a series of programing initiatives to help people think like system change leaders, which will be introduced in this workshop. Her TEDx talk on Reclaiming Social Entrepreneurship highlights some of that thinking. She has taken her training and workshops to universities and educators around the world and she now lives in Boulder, Colorado, where she teaches at Watson Institute.

OZY EDU Live at The Exchange with Emmy Award winning host Carlos Watson – Thursday, April 5th from 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm, at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in the Grand Ballroom.

Join OZY.comAshoka U and Babson College for OZY EDU LIVE at the Exchange with Emmy Award winning host Carlos Watson!

Emmy award-winning journalist and co-founder and CEO of Carlos Watson will moderate a provocative conversation on the topic: Does higher education perpetuate inequality? Why or Why not?

To tackle this question, Carlos will be joined by a panel of thought leaders, sector experts, including EdX founder Anant Argawal, reacHIRE CEO Addie Swartz, Executive Director of Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative Eric Waldo, founding director of the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University Wendy Cukier, as well as CEO of Collaboration For Talent, Tomás Alvarez III.

There will also be an opportunity for participants to weigh in on this issue and ask questions of the panelists.

Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays – Saturday, April 7th at 1:05pm

Get a real Boston experience as we close out the 2018 Ashoka U Exchange and join legions of Boston Red Sox fans for an afternoon at the iconic Fenway Park to watch the Boston Red Sox take on the Tampa Bay Rays! Ashoka U has reserved a block of seats just for 2018 Exchange attendees, so be sure to purchase your tickets and close out the gathering with our community! All tickets are purchased directly from the Boston RedSox. Please contact if you’d like to purchase a 10+ tickets in the block. Purchasing details coming soon.