Super-Early-Bird Registration Opens for 12th Annual NACCE Entrepreneurship Conference
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Posted by: Jeanne Yocum
SPRINGFIELD, MA – April 22, 2014 -- The National
Association for Community College Entrepreneurship will host its 12th annual national conference October 12-15 in Phoenix. The
theme of NACCE2014 is “Entrepreneurship: From Mindset to Meaningful Action.”
“This highlights the growing culture of entrepreneurship among the nation’s
community colleges, which is leading to innovative programs and curricula as
well as new solutions to local economic challenges,” says NACCE President and
CEO Heather Van Sickle.
conference, which is expected to draw some 500 community college presidents, administrators,
faculty, entrepreneurship center directors and workforce directors, will take
place at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa. The resort is situated on the doorstep of 17,000 acres of South
Mountain Preserve, the world’s largest municipal park and the most visited
hiking destination in Arizona.
Super-Early-Bird registration, which is offering the same pricing as last year’s
conference, is now open for the conference with discounts available through
July 18, 2014.
conference will have over 50 learning sessions and workshops that will
highlight the amazing work being done at community college across the country
to support the entrepreneurial aspirations of the people they serve,” says Van
Sickle. “We are delighted to be in Phoenix
for this year’s conference. Community colleges across Arizona have many best
practices that we will be able to showcase.”
The NACCE2014 conference tracks are:
• Using an Entrepreneurial Mindset to Lead a Community College (Presidents
• Growing Entrepreneurs in the Classroom
• Linking Traditional Workforce Development with Entrepreneurial
• Growing Entrepreneurs in the Community
Other Conference Highlights
NACCE recognizes a group of leaders who have impacted the growth of
entrepreneurship. This year, NACCE will continue this tradition by announcing
the following: Student Entrepreneur Award,
Alumni Entrepreneur Award,
Entrepreneurial President Award, Entrepreneurial College Award, and Impact Award. Colleges may now submit their nominations for the NACCE Awards. The
deadline for nominations is May 30, 2014. For full information on how to make a
nomination, visit https://nacce.site-ym.com/?2014Awards.
The Super-Early-Bird conference fees are $649 for NACCE
members and $899 for non-members. Once this discount expires on July 31, an
Early Bird discount will be in effect through August 31; the NACCE member price
during this time will be $699 and the non-member fee will be $999. Fees during
late registration, which begins September 1 and closes October 3, will be $749
for NACCE members and $1,099 for non-members. Registration includes access to
all General and Breakout Sessions, three
breakfast, two lunches, and three evening receptions, plus morning and
afternoon coffee and snack breaks throughout the conference.
Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) is an organization of
presidents, administrators, educators, center directors and entrepreneurs,
focused on inciting entrepreneurship in their community and on their campus.
NACCE has two main goals: 1. Empower the college to approach the business of
running a community college with an entrepreneurial mindset, and 2. Grow the
community college’s role in supporting job creation and entrepreneurs in their
in 2002, NACCE is at the heart of the "entrepreneurship movement.” Through
membership, an annual conference and exhibition, regional summits, a quarterly
journal, monthly webinars, a dynamic list-serv, and training resources, NACCE
serves as the hub for the dissemination and integration of knowledge and
successful practices regarding entrepreneurial leadership, entrepreneurship
education and student business incubation. These initiatives and resulting
actions advance economic prosperity in the communities served by its member
colleges. NACCE is a founding member of the White House-led Startup America Partnership. For more information, visit http://www.nacce.com.
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