Highlights from AshokaU Exchange 2013: Toward an Ecosystem of Changemaking in Universities

Follow this storify for live updates from the world's largest convening at the intersection of higher education and social innovation. Featuring 650 social entrepreneurs, educators, influencers and students from all over the world.


  1. Update February 28, 11:30am ET:
    AshokaU Founders Marina Kim and Erin Krampetz have been getting some media accolades!
  2. DAY 1: A Call to Changemaking

  3. Ashoka Fellow and Peace First Founder Eric Dawson and VP at Ashoka Henry Di Sio call on all of us to step into our agency as 'peace makers', 'problem solvers', 'changemakers'....
  4. Young People aren't the Future, They are the Present! - Glimpse Into 1st day at AshokaU Exchange '13
  5. Highlights from the welcome reception:
    Big Idea: 'Social change is messy work! It is about each of us channeling the anger and injustice we feel about problems in the world into taking steps to change the world. Leaders and moments matter, but nothing matters more than the collective action that we make together. It is much better to say – I am honored to be a piece of thread in a larger tapestry, a larger story of change.'
  6. "Social Change is Messy Work!" - Quick Look into Ashoka U Exchange '13 Kick Off
  7. DAY 2: Featuring Changemaker Campus

  8.  Best practices, lessons and higher education innovations to create an "ecosystem for changemaking within universities":
  9. More from the the Opening Plenary on Day 2: @AshokaU Executive Director Marina Kim tells us what #AshokaUX is about and we hear about the significance of the work in HigherEd + Social Innovation: