MDC To Host Ashoka U National Conference

The Ashoka U National Conference will take place on March 2 and 3 at the Hilton Miami Downtown, located at 1601 Biscayne Blvd. and on March 4 at Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. 2nd Ave.

Ashoka, the largest international network of social entrepreneurs, works to tackle the world’s most riveting and consuming problems through individuals with the leadership qualities to create substantial change in society.

Miami Dade College was designated as the first public Ashoka U Changemaker Campus back in September 2015. The higher education subsection Ashoka U will host individuals from seven different countries at Wolfson Campus, where MDC President Eduardo J. Padrón will address the attendees.

“Changemaking is having the will and the skill to make change happen,” said Sandra LaFleur, the director of social change initiatives at the College. “It means having certain abilities, like knowing how to be empathetic, knowing how to be creative or being creative, knowing how to think in the system and look at the bigger picture.”

This year, the conference is geared toward the development of individual skillsets to lead transformative change, learning and implementing programmatic innovations, and advancing social innovation as a field in higher education.

Admission to the conference is $699 for all three days.

For more information, contact Sandra Lafleur at or (305) 237-7825