CXC Summits in 2021

UPDATE: All summits scheduled for spring 2021 have now taken place. New opportunities will be announced soon.

Due to the current high caseload of COVID-19 in so many countries globally, the ongoing uncertainty over international travel and entry restrictions in many countries, we have decided that the first wave of summits in 2021 will be taking place online.

Europe & MENA

#All fields

3rd – 5th and 8th – 9th March

CXC summit for young social innovators from all fields in Europe, the South Caucasus, the Middle East, and North Africa.

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Holy See, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia (depending on location and time zone), San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Yemen

Sub-Saharan Africa

#All fields

10th – 12th and 15th – 16th March

CXC summit for young social innovators from all fields in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte-d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, eSwatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Latin America

#All fields

24th – 26th and 29th – 30th March

CXC summit for young social innovators from all fields in Latin America. As this is the first summit in this region, a group of ‘founding LatAm community members’ will be formed and special consideration will be given to ecosystem builders and those who work across multiple countries. While this first summit will be in English, it is likely that future editions will be held in Spanish / Portuguese. 

Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela

North America

#All fields

Second half of 2021

Changemakers from North America, please stay tuned! We will likely expand to your region at the end of 2021. We cannot wait to welcome many of you to the ChangemakerXchange community soon.

Canada, USA

Asia & Australasia

#All fields

17th – 19th and 22nd – 23rd March

CXC summit for young social innovators from all fields in South, Central and East Asia & Australasia.

Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, North Korea, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russia (depending on location and timezone), Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam


Do I need to be the original founder or co-founder?

No, we also welcome applications from changemakers, etc. who might have joined at a later stage. However, it is important that you are in a clearly defined leadership position. We unfortunately cannot accept applications from other employees or volunteers. 

Is there an interview as part of the selection process?

Given the high number of applications we receive and the limited staff capacity, only candidates who are being considered for the final shortlist will be invited to a short informal interview to ensure their suitability in the programme and their fit with the community. 

I did not receive a confirmation email after applying – how do I know if my application went through?

You will not receive a confirmation email after applying, but a thank-you message will pop up when you have submitted your application successfully. 

When will I hear back if I was selected?

We will get back to all applicants at different stages. Selected applicants will hear back at least 3 weeks before the start of their summit.  

Can I receive feedback on my application?

Unfortunately, we cannot provide individual feedback on each application. But we do send a thorough email to all applicants outlining the full application and selection process, which has always been appreciated by applicants in the past. 

Can my co-founder join instead of me?

ChangemakerXchange invests first and foremost in the person, aka you. In the event that you cannot attend the summit anymore, we unfortunately cannot accept your co-founder as there are other candidates who went through the whole application process and have been waitlisted. 

Can I join only part of the summit?

Unfortunately, no. The ChangemakerXchange summit is an intense and enriching experience that makes sense if undertaken from start to end. This means we can only accept applicants who can commit to the full duration of the summit. Also, we will only allow participants who have joined all sessions on all days into the ChangemakerXchange community.

What happens after the summit?

Attending a ChangemakerXchange summit is the first step to join a global community of 800+ changemakers. Once you are part of the community, there are several engagement opportunities you can benefit from, including: 

  • Becoming a community host and bringing the CXC summit experience to your country; 
  • Joining the Global Facilitation Pool to facilitate CXC-like experiences to other changemakers around the world; 
  • Expanding your network and deepening your knowledge and expertise thanks to our member gatherings and online huddles; 
  • Amplifying your impact through new collaboration projects with fellow changemakers; 
  • Attending the Global Co-Creation Summit to shape the future of the community. 

The beauty of ChangemakerXchange is that it is a very dynamic and constantly evolving community, continuously shaped by the needs and feedback of its members.  

What is the value of joining ChangemakerXchange?

We believe the words of our community do the best job of highlighting the value of joining ChangemakerXchange.


“I wanted to change the world for the better since I was 14. But everyone around me would tell me ‘be normal, go to college, get a job, don’t try to do more than you can’. After CXC, I realised that I don’t want to have a ‘normal’ life. I want an extraordinary life. I want to fully realise my mission to paint the world in bright colours of peace, unity, and love. And ChangemakerXchange catalysed the process of realising my mission. Thank you!” 


“CXC is an incredible platform to change the mindset and perspective on many things (to the best of course). I can definitely say that I’ve been transformed, and I now have a much better understanding about what it takes to be a social entrepreneur, scaling impact and opening yourself to others.” 


“CXC gave me a feeling of belonging. I have been part of many conferences and different communities, but CXC still feels like home because of the genuine values, the genuine goals and long-lasting friendships.”