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Upcoming Events

Social Innovation Lunch and Learn

What’s social innovation? Come find out and enjoy some free food! Register here to learn more. You’ll also learn about upcoming spring programs like:

-Climate Innovation Accelerator
-Social Innovation Bootcamp
-Social Changemakers
-Team Lead Training for our Programs
-And more!

January 9th, 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM, in the 3rd Floor Lounge of the Wond’ry


Social Changemakers

Social Changemakers (SC) is a 12-week immersive program in which students learn and apply human-centered design to co-create new capabilities addressing a specific need of a community partner working on complex social, economic and environmental challenges. Community partners are student-driven, through either a student-led nonprofit (established for at least a year) or a pre-existing student engagement with a local nonprofit. Students work in small teams and have the opportunity to strengthen skills, from collaboration and leadership to project design and management.

Applications for 2024 are open! Click here to apply. 

Click here to learn more!

Every Tuesday, 4:30pm–6pm, starting January 30th, 2024, until April 23, 2024, in the 3rd Floor Lounge of the Wond’ry


Climate Innovation Accelerator

The Climate Innovation Accelerator is a first-of-its-kind Nashville initiative that engages an inclusive network of local universities, small businesses, and nonprofits to advance the city’s leadership initiatives toward a climate positive future through a 10-week, no-cost, cohort learning journey.

Click here to learn more!

Kickoff, February 8th, 2024, 3rd Floor Lounge, the Wond’ry


Renaissance Women’s Summit


The Renaissance Women’s Summit is a day of empowering women entrepreneurs to rise, thrive, and create their renaissance.

Join us for our third annual summit in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday, February 24th, 2024.

Click here to learn more!

February 24th, 2024,  the Wond’ry


Social Innovation Bootcamp

Social Innovation Bootcamp gives Vanderbilt and Nashville community Partners the opportunity to explore social innovation through an introduction to the social innovation landscape from design thinking to field application.

Participants will engage in a 4-session, half-day, crash course where they will experience hands on learning and expand their social innovation network to become equipped with the necessary tools and skills to drive social change.

Click here to learn more!

March 1st, 11:30 – 5:30 PM, 3rd Floor Lounge, the Wond’ry


UX Design Series: The Role of Design in the Future of AI

Curious about user experience (UX) design and where it could take you? Join the Wond’ry for the final event in our UX Speaker Series, featuring keynote speaker and hands on workshop with Jodi Forlizzi.

Jodi is a Herbert A. Simon Professor in Computer Science and HCII, and Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Carnegie Mellon University.

Registration coming soon!

Spring 2024, the Wond’ry, 3rd Floor Lounge