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Ashoka Changemaker Summit 2024

September 5-7 > Hamburg, Germany

The Ashoka Changemaker Summit is Ashoka’s largest global gathering of changemakers.

Every year, we bring together our global community of changemakers: social entrepreneurs, young changemakers, and leaders from business, government, and philanthropy to explore the most pressing issues of our time and together build a society in which everyone can contribute, participate, and actively engage in social change for the good of all.

This next Changemaker Summit will be held on September 5-7th 2024, in partnership with the City of Hamburg in Germany. 

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Why Hamburg

The City of Hamburg is the perfect partner for the Ashoka Changemaker Summit 2024.

Over the past years, Hamburg has organized the needs of social entrepreneurs and the opportunities for social innovation into a citywide “Social Entrepreneurship Strategy”, backed by the government and over 100 organizations. 
 

Together with Ashoka, Hamburg and many other partners in the city are committed to the goal of True Participation. 

In the months leading up to the Summit, Ashoka is co-organizing a program in Hamburg that brings together Ashoka Fellows, young changemakers and youth activists, government officials, philanthropists, and business leaders to explore how true participation can power positive change in the city.

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Pre-Summit Hamburg Program

Check out upcoming opportunities to connect and get involved in the lead-up to the summit!

Youth Co-leadership

Are you a young changemaker under 25? Do you want to make our cities more liveable, stand up for marginalized groups, tackle the climate crisis or solve some other problem? In the months leading up to the Ashoka Summit, young changemakers will co-lead the agenda and strategy for True Participation in Hamburg. 

Do you also think that Hamburg and the world need new ideas for a better future? Then join a strong community: Participation Collective! Through this community, a group of young future makers will be supported for six months to develop their initiatives for a better future.

Team Teilhabe is an Ashoka project implemented by MTS that gives young people under the age of 25 the opportunity to play a more active role in shaping our future, with greater visibility and effectiveness.

 

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Agenda

The Ashoka Changemaker Summit's agenda is a collaborative creation, with the initial sessions set to be unveiled in May. Although the full schedule is yet to be revealed, you can gain insights into the summit's fundamental structure here.

Every summit participant is provided with a link to submit their session proposals, allowing them to articulate their unique perspectives on genuine participation.

Your ticket will give you access to the three-days Summit, including the complimentary Open True Participation Festival we are hosting on Saturday. More details about this exciting event will be shared in May.

 

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Participation Playbook

To increase our social cohesion and quality of life, everyone needs to be able to participate in the good of all. People affected by problems and injustices need to be part of the solutions, and need to know that they have the capacity to be part of the change. 

Check out these #TrueParticipation #EchteTeilhabe stories to get inspired:
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My way to the Parliament

 

 

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Mein Weg in die Hochschule

My way to College

 

 

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Mein

My way out of prison to the classrooms

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My way out of the workshop for the disabled to the university

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Yeşil Çember’de gönüllü olmam sadece doğayı korumamı değil, aynı zamanda Almanlara olan ön yargılarımı kırmamı sağladı

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My way to freshen my mind

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My cooperation with students

Tickets

If you're passionate about social innovation, transformative systems change, and participation, look no further – this Summit is for you! Immerse yourself in the community of some of the world's most impactful changemakers and join our collective pursuit of positive transformation.

If you are an Ashoka Fellow, a member of the Ashoka Support Network, an Ashoka Young Changemaker, or affiliated with a company engaged in an active partnership with Ashoka, we encourage you to connect with your nearest Ashoka Staff contact to secure a discounted ticket.

Reach out to your Ashoka Staff contact!

If you are under 25 years old and would like to join the Summit at no cost, please take a moment to complete this form before May 1st. Share with us how your participation in the Summit will contribute to the positive change you aim to make in the world. We look forward to hearing your story!

Co-organizers

The Changemaker Summit is co-organized with
Ashoka
City of Hamburg

Community Partners

These incredible organizations contributed to the Changemaker Summit and/or its pre-program
Kickfair
CAU
MTS
Hamburger Allianz
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Impact Partners

The Changemaker Summit is supported by
DPL
Peter Mohrle

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