Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

Ashoka U Exchange (February 20-23)

UC San Diego is co-hosting the 9th annual Ashoka U Exchange “Beyond Boundaries and Borders: Expanding Possibilities for the Future of Higher Education” on February 20 – 23, 2019 at the Paradise Point Resort in San Diego, CA (Wednesday-Friday) and UC San Diego's La Jolla campus (Saturday).

The Importance of Better Arguments: Talk & Reception with Eric Liu, former speech writer for Bill Clinton


In a time of deep societal divides, we invite you to attend the closing keynote that addresses how change can and must happen, titled “The Importance of Better Arguments Talk and Reception with Eric Liu”. It will take place on Saturday, February 23 from 11:30am – 12:45pm in Mandeville Auditorium.

RSVP to Attend here: http://bit.ly/AshokaAtUCSD   


June 14th-16th

Global Social Innnovation Challenge 
Location: USD

Global Social Innovation Challenge is a social venture pitch competition that recognizes, resources, and rewards student-led social ventures focused on sustainable change. 

The GSIC is an opportunity for students to turn their ideas for sustainable social or environmental impact into reality via resources, mentorship, and a chance to secure seed funding.

Participants are asked to select a social or environmental issue of their choice, and work through the following stages:

  1. Study the existing landscape of the problem to discover gaps in existing solutions and identify levers of change.
  2. Develop a business plan around an innovative solution that addresses these gaps.
  3. Pitch the proposed solution for a chance to obtain seed funding and other resources at the global final.


Past Events

Changemaker Week @ UCSD (January 20-26)

At UC San Diego, changemaking is in our DNA! Celebrate Triton Changemakers and UC San Diego as a Changemaker Campus with an entire week dedicated to what we do best! Discover how to create positive social change through public and community service, research, social innovation, social entrepreneurship, social justice, and more.

Whether you choose to attend a changemaker orientation session, participate in a changemaker dialog circle, attend a film screening, participate in the MLK Day Parade, volunteer during UC San Diego's Day of Service, or check out a faculty panel on changemaking research, we encourage you to get involved.



2:00 - 4:00 PM - San Diego Embarcadero - March with UC San Diego in the 39th annual San Diego Martin Luther King Jr. Parade from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21 at the Embarcadero. This event is open to all, and free shirts and transportation are available for parade participants.



5:00 PM - Global Policy School Auditorium - Socially impactful research is one of the things that UC San Diego is known for. No matter the discipline – social or physical sciences, medicine or engineering, arts or humanities - in every corner of our campus faculty and students are dedicating their time and energy to finding solutions to pressing problems. Join us for an evening of innovative and inspiring research findings as part of UC San Diego’s Changemaker Week. More information coming soon!



10:00AM - Library Walk - Looking for ways to become a changemaker? Visit UC San Diego student organizations involved with community engagement at our Community Service Fair on Library Walk. Get inspired and get involved!



6:00 PM - The Basement - The Basement Disruptor series was created to highlight demonstrations of diversity in entrepreneurship and innovation through alumni experiences. This January, the Disruptor Series will feature alumnae daring to make an impact with their innovation, technology or social impact work. The panel discussion will focus on impactful innovations, technologies and businesses that are positively disrupting the status quo to catalyze change. 



3:00PM - Eleanor Roosevelt Room, Price Center - Edith Guerrero, international program manager, will share her narrative as a Latina with a bicultural upbringing in Mexico and the United States and how that ultimately led her to the impactful work she has done globally.