The 2022 Ashoka Changemaker Summit was one for the books! After an inspiring two days in Brussels, we are now reflecting about what made the Summit so memorable.

Gathering – in person: for the first time since 2019, our global community came together in person to reconnect and celebrate all that we have accomplished as changemakers.  

ACMS opening plenary

Connecting: attendees got the chance to meet other changemakers and learn more about their journeys and work in the connecting sessions 

connecting sessions at ACMS

Learning: from responding to the climate crisis in a way that centers marginalized communities, to being a changemaker as a young person who has experienced migration, and providing techniques for motivated social entrepreneurs to concentrate on their own mental health; the Summit’s sessions offered a plethora of interesting ideas and intriguing speakers 

African Diaspora session at ACMS

Collaborating: with so many innovative minds in one place, the sessions were organized in a way that fostered meaningful conversations about cutting-edge topics 

collaborative session at ACMS

Celebrating: between dozens of successful sessions, countless meaningful new connections, and a community brought together from all corners of the world, there was much to be excited about! Attendees celebrated after the Summit’s first day with dinner and dancing, soundtracked by DJ Sebcat of Rebel Up. 

dinner at ACMS


Hear from some of the attending changemakers themselves about what brought them to the summit, and what they’re most looking forward to in the future in this video!  


Thank you to Maximilien T’Scharner (videography) and Thibault Feyaerts (photography) for capturing the summit!