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ASU students: Got an idea to change the world?

October 24, 2013

Apply to be part of the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University and the ASU Innovation Challenge

ASU will host the Clinton Global Initiative University March 21-23, 2014, on its Tempe campus. The university was selected to host this meeting because of its commitment to student-driven social change and entrepreneurship. CGI U 2012 Arizona State University Download Full Image

Each year, CGI U brings together 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students from around the world to address challenges with practical, innovative solutions.

As a participant, you will do more than simply discuss problems – you’ll take concrete steps to solve them by creating action plans, building relationships, participating in hands-on workshops and following up with CGI U as you complete your projects.

The three-day event will include inspiring speeches from President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton and workshops delivered by leading social change experts. To learn more about CGI U check out this video.

Apply by Nov. 22, 2013

CGI U is looking for ASU students with ideas that relate to one of five focus areas: education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation and public health.

Interested in attending? To do so, you must complete this two-step process by Nov. 22, 2013:

1) Submit an application to the ASU Innovation Challenge, a seed funding competition organized by Changemaker Central. 

2) Submit an application to CGI U that details your commitment to action. Questions can be emailed to

Benefits of applying by this early deadline include:

• an increased chance of attending CGI U
• the potential to win up to $10,000 to support your commitment
• additional opportunities for developing your commitment and winning additional funds.

Sharon Keeler

associate director, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering