NACCE Seeks Experts in Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship Education to Present at 10th Conference
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Posted by: Kristina Moy
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CONTACT: Heather Van Sickle
306-3131 ext. 303
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Association for Community College Entrepreneurship Seeks Experts in Entrepreneurship Education
to Present at 10th Anniversary Conference
Springfield, MA, February 28, 2012 - The National Association for Community College
Entrepreneurship (NACCE) is asking experts in
entrepreneurship to submit proposals for presentations to be presented at the
organization’s 10th Anniversary Conference, to be held October 7-10, 2012 in
Chicago, IL. NACCE is looking for engaging presenters and content that successfully
ties into the conference theme: Committed
Proposals for dynamic, compelling, and
interactive sessions are sought with content for the beginner, intermediate,
and advanced levels. "When
it comes to the best ideas and getting results, community colleges are more
often than not, the answer,” said NACCE Executive Director Heather Van Sickle.
"We need presenters with strategies and solutions in entrepreneurship to make
this, our 10th anniversary conference, worthy of such a milestone
wishing to submit proposals, get more details on the conference theme and
content and understand how their proposals might fit into the conference tracks
can learn more at: http://www.nacce2012.com. All submissions must be made online and completed by midnight Eastern
Standard Time on Tuesday, April 6, 2012.
conference tracks will focus content within four key areas:
• Entrepreneurship Education: How do we educate
entrepreneurs? What are the innovative approaches community colleges are
taking? How are programs structured? How are they funded? How are they
marketed? What is the nature of the content/curriculum? How are we
• The Entrepreneurial Community College: How are community
college presidents and leadership (trustees, senior administrators) creating an
entrepreneurial culture at their college? How are community colleges presidents
and leadership demonstrating and encouraging entrepreneurial thinking in
serving their local communities?
• Community Partnership: How do we leverage the community
college as an anchor of the community-based entrepreneurship movement? What
strategies are community colleges employing to be a strong partner in growth
with entrepreneurs, the businesses they’re creating and political and civic
organizations? How are events, activities, relationships and deals structured?
• The Impact of
Entrepreneurship: How do we measure, understand and improve the impact entrepreneurship
has in our communities? Are jobs being created? Are useful products, services,
and technologies emerging? What is the impact on local economies? What are
community colleges doing to make the connection between entrepreneurship and
their community’s viability tangible?
Experts with relevant ideas can submit
Also this year, educators who have a
particular challenge that they would like to receive new ideas on from the many
entrepreneurship education experts who will be at the NACCE conference
are invited to submit proposals for a 15-minute "Guinea Pig” session in
which they will present their challenge to an assembled NACCE expert panel.
Full information is at the Call for Presentations page of the NACCE website.
with accepted proposals will be notified on a rolling basis. Questions about proposal preparation
should be addressed to Heather Van Sickle at firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 306-3131 x303.
The National Association
for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), which celebrates its 10th
anniversary this year, is an organization of educators, entrepreneurs, and
distinguished business development professionals providing quality programs and
services in entrepreneurship education and serving as advocates community-based
entrepreneurship. Founded in 2002, NACCE is at the heart of the
Through membership, an annual conference and
exhibition, a quarterly journal, monthly webinars and podcasts, a dynamic
list-serv, and other resources, NACCE serves as the hub for the dissemination
and integration of knowledge and successful practices regarding
entrepreneurship education and student business incubation. These programs and
courses advance economic prosperity in the communities served by its member
colleges. NACCE is a founding member of the White House-led Startup America Partnership.
information, visit http://www.nacce.com. Follow NACCE on
Twitter at @NACCE and like the NACCE – National Association for Community College
Entrepreneurship page on Facebook.