APTE is an annual event held at the Ohio State University that inspires people to pair their unique skills with their desire to good. 

Poverty is a complex issue that affects people in every corner of the world. Such a complex issue calls for innovative, comprehensive solutions. APTE is passionate about facilitating such solutions.


To inspire social entrepreneurs by creating community and experiences that connect social innovators--and to end poverty by inspiring and facilitating social entrepreneurship.

What an amazing collection of human beings. I was so inspired.
— APTE 2014 attendee

Where is APTE?

The summit is held at the Wexner Center's Mershon Auditorium in Columbus, OH. 

Who organizes APTE?

APTE is organized by 10-15 undergraduate Ohio State students.

Who can attend?

APTE welcomes all who are passionate and/or curious about social innovation. Thanks to support from our community, the summit is free to attend.