The Ashoka Changemaker Summit

The Ashoka Changemaker Summit is Ashoka’s largest and most relevant gathering of social innovators, where we connect our vast community of world-leading social entrepreneurs, young changemakers and leaders from business and philanthropy to advance together in our systemic approach to build an everyone a changemaker world.

The Ashoka Changemaker Summit

Our Summits to Date

The Ashoka Changemaker Summit was born in Berlin in 2018. Since then, we have scaled the project globally and organised five annual gatherings:

The sixth edition of the Ashoka Changemaker Summit will gather 450 of the world's leading social entrepreneurs, thought leaders, philanthropists, young changemakers, and impact investors at the heart of Hamburg in Germany, to challenge preconceptions about True Participation.

The fifth edition of the Ashoka Changemaker Summit was held in the city of Brussels - the heart of decision-making in Europe and the world – so we could focus on exactly that: decisions and the complex values and variables that underlie them.

This year the Summit was not just an event but a three-month journey to connect our vast community of world-leading social entrepreneurs, young changemakers and leaders from business and philanthropy.

The Ashoka Changemaker Summit 2020 was the first global online gathering. It was attended by 3,300 people and generated more than 100 hours of content.

The Ashoka Changemaker Summit 2019 was the second European gathering, where many opportunities were created for Ashoka's closest community and the 51 million people impacted.

This was the first Changemaker Summit organized. Ashoka gathered leading social entrepreneurs from European countries in Berlin, Germany. They represented the future of system-changing social innovation in Europe.

“I should have skipped all conferences I went to this year and only go to the Changemaker Summit"

"The impact, the leads, the opportunities that came out of it were incredible. It concentrated a huge network of amazing people. So efficient.”

Arnoud Raskin
Founder of Mobile School & Ashoka Fellow
Arnoud Raskin