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Principled Innovation in the Modern World

February 26th – 27th, 2024
8:00am – 4:00pm

In an ever-evolving, complex and divided world, it is crucial that future generations are prepared with the capacity and dispositions to make moral and ethical decisions as they address mounting systemic challenges facing global society. As ASU’s newest design aspiration, we envision Principled Innovation as a needed framework to navigate and mitigate the uncertainty of the present and future. By bringing together various sectors including business, healthcare, technology, arts, education and more, this convening will be an open and collaborative space to share Principled Innovation connections, stories, successes and challenges.

This convening is made possible by a generous gift from the Kern Family Foundation.


There is not a set dress code, but please wear clothes that make you feel comfortable.

Please note that some sessions throughout the convening will include active movement and additionally some will be facilitated outside.


There will be a light breakfast provided until 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided from 12 to 1 p.m. each day.

Coffee, hot tea and water will be provided throughout the day.


There is parking available at the stadium. A map will be provided via email prior to the event showing where to park and enter the stadium. It will clearly outline how to get to the conference space inside.

Transportation options

There are several options available for those not wanting to drive. There is a bus and light rail stop close as well.

Bus and Light Rail options: Valley Metro website


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Registration Fee:

$250 per attendee

Registration deadline

January 17, 2024

If you have missed the registration deadline but would like to attend, please reach out to Kaley Bontrager at kaley.bontrager@asu.edu.

Conference location

Mountain America Stadium
500 E Veterans Way
Tempe, AZ 85287

Hotel and Lodging

If you would like to see other hotel options in the area, please visit Travel information for ASU campus visitors. If you select Tempe campus, these hotels are close to the stadium and offer ASU discounted rates. There is not a set conference hotel.