As the world’s economically-dynamic region, the Asia-Pacific continues to carry out an array of innovation in business, education, medicine, tourism, travel, transportation, and media, among other societal areas. Little is understood, however, about these innovative efforts amongst many academics let alone citizens throughout the region. What is the extent of region-wide innovation? What are the specific impacts of this innovation, and what are the key lessons and insights towards improving the future movements of innovation? Most importantly, what are the implications of the innovation for improving the lot of the general public? The region has seen a number of conferences accomplished in the past years, but the amount of attention it has bestowed to innovation vis-à-vis its societal and social impact has been too modest. This conference provides a platform for investigating, discoursing and upgrading innovation in the broadest sense of the word.