Sep
5
Sep 7

International Social Innovation Research Conference

Organisation: Glasgow Caledonian University

DescriptionISIRC is the world’s leading interdisciplinary social innovation research conference.  The conference brings together scholars from across the globe to discuss social innovation from a variety of perspectives. ISIRC 2016will be hosted by The Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at lasgow Caledonian University from Monday 5th to Wednesday 7th September 2016. The conference will take place at the University's Centre for Executive Education (CEE), in the heart of Glasgow City Centre.

Participants: Scholars

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Aug
8
9:00 am09:00

Global Social Leaders Programme (starts)

Global Social Leaders Programme (Residential at Wellington College, UK) 

Description: Global Social Leaders is a transformational leadership experience developed by Future Foundations and the Wellington Leadership Institute that brings together young people from across the world who are driven to make social change on a global scale.

Here, you receive powerful leadership training, inspiring talks from influential people, organisations and businesses, the chance make deep connections with a global network of young leaders, and unique opportunities to give back, so you can make real, tangible change in your community and significantly expand your ability to accomplish bold things. All this in an awe-inspiring venue in the English countryside, at the internationally renowned Wellington College in Berkshire.

Status: For students and teachers globally. 

Organized by our partners the Future Foundations. 

http://www.future-foundations.co.uk/ff-and-ashoka-are-partnering-to-nurture-changemakers/

Aug
1
9:00 am09:00

CATS Conference (ends)

  • Caux Switzerland

Children and young people must be partners for change if we are to realise the ambition of the new global policy framework - the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) - to eradicate poverty by 2030 and leave no one behind. All of the targets identified by the SDGs impact children - from education, to violence, to climate change. So how can we make sure children play an active role achieving them locally, nationally and internationally?

Children are already tackling many of these issues, not only ensuring that decision-makers listen to them and take them seriously but also leading initiatives with significant impact. But more children must be involved if they are to truly shape the world we live in. CATS 2016 will address this critical issue, providing space to explore how children can use their voice and influence in different settings. For that we will use the lens of ‘3Ps’: People, Planet, and Possibilities! What do people bring to the picture? How is our planet affected? How is it possible to transform society?

Join us to bring together the pieces of this puzzle, identifying how children can play an active role in creating a more just, sustainable and inclusive society.

http://catsconference.com/

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Jul
30
11:30 am11:30

Global Youth Summit 2016 (ends)

Organisation: Global changemakers

Description: We will be bringing 60 Changemakers aged 18 to 23 for a life-changing week of training sessions, networking and workshops.

In order to apply you must fill in an online application as well as send us a two-minute video describing your efforts to bring about a positive change in your communities and about your ambitions.

We will invite the strongest candidates to participate at the Summit, assessing their track record of social entrepreneurship, community activism and volunteerism, whilst ensuring gepgraphical and gender representation.

The application process is now live. We suggest you prepare by reading these guidelines for your video, prepare your answers for the written application form, and making sure you have a PayPal account or credit card ready to be able to pay the 35 USD  application administration fee.

Type: Summit

Participants: Young entrepreneurs (18-23 years old)

Deadline: March 31, 2016

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Jul
26
9:00 am09:00

CATS Conference (starts)

  • Caux Switzerland

Children and young people must be partners for change if we are to realise the ambition of the new global policy framework - the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) - to eradicate poverty by 2030 and leave no one behind. All of the targets identified by the SDGs impact children - from education, to violence, to climate change. So how can we make sure children play an active role achieving them locally, nationally and internationally?

Children are already tackling many of these issues, not only ensuring that decision-makers listen to them and take them seriously but also leading initiatives with significant impact. But more children must be involved if they are to truly shape the world we live in. CATS 2016 will address this critical issue, providing space to explore how children can use their voice and influence in different settings. For that we will use the lens of ‘3Ps’: People, Planet, and Possibilities! What do people bring to the picture? How is our planet affected? How is it possible to transform society?

Join us to bring together the pieces of this puzzle, identifying how children can play an active role in creating a more just, sustainable and inclusive society.

http://catsconference.com/

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Jul
24
11:30 am11:30

Global Youth Summit 2016 (starts)

Organisation: Global changemakers

Description: We will be bringing 60 Changemakers aged 18 to 23 for a life-changing week of training sessions, networking and workshops.

In order to apply you must fill in an online application as well as send us a two-minute video describing your efforts to bring about a positive change in your communities and about your ambitions.

We will invite the strongest candidates to participate at the Summit, assessing their track record of social entrepreneurship, community activism and volunteerism, whilst ensuring gepgraphical and gender representation.

The application process is now live. We suggest you prepare by reading these guidelines for your video, prepare your answers for the written application form, and making sure you have a PayPal account or credit card ready to be able to pay the 35 USD  application administration fee.

Type: Summit

Participants: Young entrepreneurs (18-23 years old)

Deadline: March 31, 2016

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Jul
23
11:30 am11:30

World Youth Alliance International Summer Camp (ends)

Organisation: World Youth Alliance

Description: World Youth Alliance International Summer Camp is an exciting and personally enriching experience for young people aged 13 to 18. During this intensive one-week program, young people from all over the world come together to learn about the dignity of the human person and how this idea is the starting point for change in the world! Participants learn to articulate and defend a vision of the human person that is both positive and critically engaged with global issues.

This year’s camp will take place from July 16-July 23, 2016 at the WYA Headquarters in New York City, located a few blocks away from Central Park, and close to many attractions of the city. Guided by our dynamic team of staff and counselors, campers will take part in a fun and lively city adventure, including an array of NYC excursions throughout the week.

The deadline for applications is on June 16th, 2016 for those who won’t need US Visas and May 16th, 2016 for those will need to apply for a US Visa. The camp fee of $650 per camper covers all accommodations and meals for the duration of the camp. Requests or inquiries for scholarships can be sent to northamerica@wya.net. Please note that scholarships can be approved to waive the camp fee of $650. Airfare and visa processing costs are not included in the scholarship.

Type: Summer Camp

Participants: Youth (13-18 years old)

Deadline: June 16, 2016

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Jul
16
11:30 am11:30

World Youth Alliance International Summer Camp (starts)

Organisation: World Youth Alliance

Description: World Youth Alliance International Summer Camp is an exciting and personally enriching experience for young people aged 13 to 18. During this intensive one-week program, young people from all over the world come together to learn about the dignity of the human person and how this idea is the starting point for change in the world! Participants learn to articulate and defend a vision of the human person that is both positive and critically engaged with global issues.

This year’s camp will take place from July 16-July 23, 2016 at the WYA Headquarters in New York City, located a few blocks away from Central Park, and close to many attractions of the city. Guided by our dynamic team of staff and counselors, campers will take part in a fun and lively city adventure, including an array of NYC excursions throughout the week.

The deadline for applications is on June 16th, 2016 for those who won’t need US Visas and May 16th, 2016 for those will need to apply for a US Visa. The camp fee of $650 per camper covers all accommodations and meals for the duration of the camp. Requests or inquiries for scholarships can be sent to northamerica@wya.net. Please note that scholarships can be approved to waive the camp fee of $650. Airfare and visa processing costs are not included in the scholarship.

Type: Summer Camp

Participants: Youth (13-18 years old)

Deadline: June 16, 2016

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Jul
12
11:00 am11:00

World Heritage Youth Forum (ends)

Organisation: UNESCO

Description: As part of the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee and in the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the Turkish National Commission for UNESCO and the Istanbul Site Management Directorate are organizing the World Heritage Youth Forum 2016: “At the Crossroads of Multi-Layered Heritage” from 29 June to 12 July 2016.

Young representatives, aged from 22 to 28, from 35 countries, will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, contribute to the discussions and immerse themselves in topics within the scope of multi-layered heritage.

The Forum seeks todeepen youth knowledge and understanding the importance of:

  • the implementation of the World Heritage Convention,
  • the working methods of the World Heritage Committee,
  • the challenges and opportunities of the protection of multi-layered World Heritage sites.

Participants: Young entrepreneurs (22-28 years old)

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Jun
29
11:00 am11:00

World Heritage Youth Forum (starts)

Organisation: UNESCO

Description: As part of the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee and in the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the Turkish National Commission for UNESCO and the Istanbul Site Management Directorate are organizing the World Heritage Youth Forum 2016: “At the Crossroads of Multi-Layered Heritage” from 29 June to 12 July 2016.

Young representatives, aged from 22 to 28, from 35 countries, will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, contribute to the discussions and immerse themselves in topics within the scope of multi-layered heritage.

The Forum seeks todeepen youth knowledge and understanding the importance of:

  • the implementation of the World Heritage Convention,
  • the working methods of the World Heritage Committee,
  • the challenges and opportunities of the protection of multi-layered World Heritage sites.

Participants: Young entrepreneurs (22-28 years old)

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Jun
20
9:00 am09:00

LEGO Globalizer (ends)

Involved: Ashoka LEGO Fellows - Ashoka UK team - Ashoka/LEGO Foundation teams - Strategic Thought Partners (mainly LEGO Group execs)

Schedule: 3 days for LEGO Globalizer Fellows to meet and exchange between peers and with Strategic Thought Partners as the finishing line of a three months process of re-thinking their business model to scale their impact.

Jun
17
12:00 pm12:00

LEGO Globalizer (starts)

Involved: Ashoka LEGO Fellows - Ashoka UK team - Ashoka/LEGO Foundation teams - Strategic Thought Partners (mainly LEGO Group execs)

Schedule: 3 days for LEGO Globalizer Fellows to meet and exchange between peers and with Strategic Thought Partners as the finishing line of a three months process of re-thinking their business model to scale their impact.

 

Jun
15
Jun 16

EdTechXEurope 2016

  • Kings Place

Description: EdTechXEurope is the leading thought leader summit bringing together executive level investors, innovators and industry influencers from European and international education companies. Now in its fourth year, EdTechXEurope aims to host 800+ global attendees and invite over 150 speakers to showcase EdTech innovations and perspectives from around the world.

Audience: Public

http://edtechxeurope.com

Jun
6
12:30 pm12:30

ChangemakerXChange (ends)

Apply now - ChangemakerXchange summit in Japan 

June 1 - June 6, 2016 in Hiroshima and Tsuwano

Description: Ashoka is currently accepting applications for the ChangemakerXchange summit in Japan, supported by Robert Bosch Stiftung and All Nippon Airways' "Blue Wings - Wings for Change" Program. Eligible candidates must be between 18 to 30 years old, have created their own social venture and live in Germany, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines or Singapore. Deadline for applications is Sunday, March 20, 2016. Successful applicants will be notified latest by March 28, 2016. Please see the attachment for more info or go directly to www.changemakerxchange.com or http://goo.gl/forms/6ZBFA8xxWk to apply. 

Logistics and Costs: ChangemakerXchange covers 100% of all travel and most of the conference costs for all 5 nights and 5 days (incl. flight costs, accommodation, inner city travel, food, entrance fees and more). 

Please reach out to Nick McGirl at nmcgirl@ashoka.org in case of general questions or to Naka Watanabe at nwatanabe@ashoka.org for specific questions about Ashoka in Japan.

Participants: Young entrepreneurs (18+ years old)

Deadline: March 20, 2016

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Jun
5
Jun 7

European Conference on Transforming upper Secondary School Education

  • Berlin Germany

Organized by Changemaker School Evangelische Schule Zentrum

Participants: students and teachers from seven pioneering educational institutes across Europe 

If your school is interested in taking part as one of the seven pioneering educational institutes in this conference, please send us a brief profile of your school’s educational concept according to the key points listed here.

Schedule: Representatives of the seven schools selected as European trailblazers can expect three inspiring, action-packed days in Berlin. Travel expenses, food and board will be covered by the organisers.

If your school is interested, but still in the early stages of exploring these ideas you are very welcome to apply to join the conference as one of 40 further participants on Monday 6 June. Registration will be open in February 2016.

Click HERE for more information

May
19
May 21

Environment Summit 2016

  • South Biosphere Road Tucson, AZ, 85739 United States

Organisation: One Young World

Description: Over two and a half days delegates will hear from environmental experts from political, business and scientific spheres. The Summit will be structured around creating collaboration around environmental solutions and using the unique setting of Biosphere 2 to inspire fresh thinking and new ideas.

As well as hearing from global figures, delegates will have the opportunity to make their own presentations and take part in workshops around the Biosphere. 

Discussions about deforestation will take place in the rainforest whilst a session on coral erosion will take place on the beach of the ocean area. 

Delegates will have exclusive entry to Biosphere 2 including behind the scenes tours and access to laboratories and research facilities. The Summit will build up to delegates going on to create their own initiatives and positive impact in the environmental arena. 

After the Summit you will have the opportunity to register to join a network of over 7,000 One Young World Ambassadors: young leaders driving change in 196 countries.

Participants: Young entrepreneurs (18-30 years old)

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May
7
9:00 am09:00

GlobalGoals Curriculum (ends)

Organized by Changemaker School Evangelische Schule Zentrum 

400 people from Germany and from all over the world meet to discuss ways to make Global Change possible by transforming school. Two school networks meet: The German Schools on the move - Network (www.schule-im-aufbruch.de) and the International ChangeMaker School Network (www.startempathy.org) share their practices and ideas of redesigning education.

Change Makers coming from NGOs, corporations, foundations and entrepreneurs share their knowledge and expertise to start creating that transformation. A fine selection of international and German Keynote Speakers give inspirational impulses on recent trends and developments in future science, climate research, education and collaboration. They will work with participants on a transformational Global Goals Curriculum. 

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http://www.globalgoalscurriculum.com/

May
4
9:00 am09:00

GlobalGoals Curriculum (starts)

  • Berlin Germany

Organised by Changemaker School Evangelische Schule Zentrum 

400 people from Germany and from all over the world meet to discuss ways to make Global Change possible by transforming school. Two school networks meet: The German Schools on the move - Network (www.schule-im-aufbruch.de) and the International ChangeMaker School Network (www.startempathy.org) share their practices and ideas of redesigning education.

Change Makers coming from NGOs, corporations, foundations and entrepreneurs share their knowledge and expertise to start creating that transformation. A fine selection of international and German Keynote Speakers give inspirational impulses on recent trends and developments in future science, climate research, education and collaboration. They will work with participants on a transformational Global Goals Curriculum. 

Click HERE for more information

http://www.globalgoalscurriculum.com/

Mar
12
Mar 13

Global Education & Skills Forum

  • Dubai

Status: PUBLIC/organized by our partner Varkey Foundation

Description: The Global Education & Skills Forum is the leading multi-stakeholder education event bringing together leaders from the Public, Private and Social sectors together to address how we can deliver on the promise of education, equity and employment for all.

https://educationandskillsforum.org

 

Mar
4
9:00 am09:00

Empowering teachers to empower their students

  • SchulePLUS

Status: Public

Description: The German social enterprise SchulePLUS hosts a workshop that is thought to bring together Ashoka fellows, teachers and thought partners from at least four countries (UK, GER, CZ, POL) who share the goal of developing a joint Erasmus plus application and a common platform for generating ideas and future collaborations. The joint project discussed at the workshop will focus on developing a platform and practical methods for changemakers and social entrepreneurs to share their knowledge with educators.

To apply: Submit a short description of why you would like to participate by February 28th

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