Ashoka Changemaker Summit 2021

Online > September 30th to November 25th
Onsite > December 1-3. Turin, Italy

This year the Summit is 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, starting online and culminating in December in the Italian city of Turin.



We have defined two different kind of milestones that will happen online and physically from September until December of 2021:

Every Thursday from September until December we will gather our community in our event platform for a gathering around one of the Summit themes. These gatherings will be divided into two different sections:

  • 45 minutes to attend a high-level conversation about the topic
  • 45 minutes to participate in a facilitated connecting session

Around 300 members of our close community will gather physically in Turin, Italy, from December the 1st to the 3rd to continue learning and connecting.

Sessions will be streamed into our event platform so our global community can participate in this part of the process as well.

Summit Themes

🔥 Young Changemaking: How will we transform the way young people grow up? 

A vast majority of Ashoka Fellows have experienced the power of changemaking before the age of 21. How do we ensure that every young person grows up knowing that they can be changemakers? How can we inspire a new generation of powerful young people towards a more inclusive, sustainable, and fair world?

🌍 Planet & Climate: How will we rebalance human’s relationship with nature?

Our economic systems are changing, with new risks and opportunities becoming inextricably linked to our planet’s wellbeing. A majority of CEOs state that sustainability is critical to their company’s success. How do we design for now and forever, ensuring sustainable long-term success and resilience? How can our current systems prioritize creating wellbeing for a healthy planet?

💡 Tech & Humanity: How can we anticipate, mitigate, and manage the consequences of rapidly changing technology?

Ninety percent of the world’s data was generated within the past two years alone. How do we ensure tech works for the common good – and empowers everyone - in the age of AI, robots, and algorithms? How do we take advantage of technology without losing human connection?

👴🏾 New Longevity: How will we reverse age segregation and the loneliness epidemic affecting all generations?

By 2050, global life expectancy is projected to increase by almost eight years. With an aging population comes an increasing need for healthcare, long term care, and social services to support older adults as they age. How can we maintain purposeful, healthy lives as we age? How can we redefine what it means to age today?

💜 Gender Equity: How will we build a gender equal world, where everyone can live as their authentic self?

For most of us, our gender still determines how we grow up, the kinds of jobs we have, who we can love, our health outcomes, and how much power and agency we hold. How do we re-imagine identities and ensure equality in the process? What will we replace patriarchy?

💊 Health: How will we create a healthier world for individuals, animals, and their communities?

Living through a global pandemic has driven dramatic shifts in the healthcare industry. How has COVID-19 changed the way consumers think about healthcare? What power dynamics must shift to achieve a healthier world for humans and animals? How can we create shared value for a healthier world?

🧳 Migrations: How will we create a better society for people on the move as well as those who meet them?

The UN estimates that there are now 281 million international migrants worldwide (about 4 out of every 100 people). How can we help activate the changemaking potential of migrants across the globe? How can we create a new framework for migration where innovation and collaboration lie at the heart of policy change?

✊🏾 Equity: How will we enable fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people?

The pandemic has revealed and accelerated the world’s deep inequities. How can societies reimagine and redesign better, more equitable systems? How can we design a world free of systemic oppression where everyone has access to resources, voice, power, and safety?

⚡ Changemaker Companies: How will we put social impact at the core of transformation in the private sector?

As the rate of change accelerates and new crises emerge, resilient companies will be those who fully embrace change, anticipate new ways of organizing and do business for the good of all. How can companies become drivers of positive change? What priorities must shift to achieve positive impact through businesses?

Ticket Types


Accessing Content Online

Receive email reminders for sessions and watch them live online in the Ashoka Changemaker Summit website and social media.
Access: Everyone
Price: Pay as you wish


Engaging with attendees online

Access the event platform to participate in sessions and engage with attendees using the event´s technology and connecting sessions.
Access: Invite-only
Price: Pay as you wish


Engaging with attendees in Italy

Engage with attendees in the event platform from Sep until Dec and attend the physical summit in Turin, Italy from the 1st to the 3rd of December.
Access: Everyone
Price: 0€ to 750€


See below the agenda under construction of the Ashoka Changemaker Summit 2020. You can see the full process in the picture and find the session of your interest using the filters below.



See below the ongoing list of partners of the Ashoka Changemaker Summit 2021


Become a Partner

Position yourself as a thought leader in social innovation, get high external visibility through Ashoka’s media partners and bring your employees into a learning and connecting journey with social entrepreneurs and leaders from the private sector. 

Contact us to receive the "ACMS 2021 Become a Partner Brochure"

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Pay As You Wish

Part of the Ashoka Changemaker Summit´s sustainability model is based in the gift economy. This means that we don´t put a price to the content we are curating, only a tremendous amount of care and love.

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