Logistics & FAQs

We’re thrilled to announce #AUX2020 will take place on April 16-18, 2020 in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. The co-host is University of St. Thomas. 

 

Important Dates for the 2020 Exchange

Aug 15, 2019                           Presentation and facilitation applications open

Oct 4, 2019                             Deadline to submit presentation/facilitation applications

Nov 6, 2019                            Presenters and facilitators for 2020 Exchange notified

Nov 6-21, 2019                       Early Bird ($699) registration

Nov 22 – Jan 22, 2020           General registration ($799 for general attendees)

Dec 15, 2019                           Last day to get full ticket refund

Jan 23 2019 – Apr 1, 2020     Late registration ($849 for general attendees)

Apr 2 – 16, 2020                      Final registration ($949 for general attendees)

*Ashoka U reserves 100 student tickets at a rate of $475. Once sold out, the student ticket price is $699.


Conference Location

The 2020 Exchange will take place in the Twin Cities. The first two days (April 16-17) of the conference will happen in downtown Minneapolis, MN and the final day (April 18) will take place at the University of St. Thomas. More details coming soon!

Conference Accommodations

Ashoka U will have a room block in downtown Minneapolis. More details coming soon!


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I present at the Exchange?

75% of the content on the Exchange agenda is sourced from our community via an application process. The presentation will open on August 15, 2019. We accept applications for Best Practice Sessions (group presentations), interactive workshops, and Big Idea Talks. We also accept applications for facilitators for Best Practice Sessions and Big Idea Talks. We invite submissions from all perspectives including faculty, staff, students, administrators, social entrepreneurs working in higher education, etc. The agenda will be selected by an Agenda Selection Committee.

How do I register for the Exchange?

Applications to present on the agenda will open on August 15, 2019. Registration will open on November 6, 2019.

What does registration include?

Your Exchange registration includes:

  • Three action-packed days of content about social innovation education, including workshops, site visits, and other local activities
  • Three plenary sessions
  • Access to presentations after the Exchange
  • 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
  • Platform to connect with other attendees (available before the conference

How can I  make the case to attend the Exchange?

Use this Exchange Request Letter to share with your supervisor to approve your attendance of the 2019 Exchange! An updated letter coming soon!

Is there an easy way to register a group?

If you have a group of 3 or more you’d like to register, please contact Beeta Ansari, bansari@ashoka.org.

How can I obtain a copy of my Exchange registration receipt?

Our ticketing system will email you a receipt to the email listed on your registration information. If you did not receive it, please contact Beeta Ansari at bansari@ashoka.org.

How can I share about my program with the entire Exchange community?

You can purchase an advertisement in the Exchange program to spread your message to the masses. Limited number available on a first come, first serve basis. All ads will be printed in color. Please contact bansari@ashoka.org for more details.

What is the refund policy?

We are able to offer full and partial refunds for a limited time. More details coming soon!

Who should I contact if I have questions?

Please contact Beeta Ansari, Exchange Director, at bansari@ashoka.org