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NACCE 2021

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Sunday, October 3, 2021 to Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Radisson Blu Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Drive
Bloomington, MN 55425-1813
United States

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The NACCE Annual Conference unites community college presidents, educators, administrators, and center directors focused on igniting entrepreneurship on their campuses and in their communities. This year, our lineup of mainstage topics ranges from healing social unrest to innovation and inclusion in the classroom to policy change, giving you a great opportunity to hear from some of the top minds in the industry.

Here are just a few of our featured NACCE Champions you’ll hear from:

Dr. Michael Baston, President, SUNY/Rockland Community College (NY)

Michael is the 7th President of Rockland Community College. A national leader who helps develop comprehensive supports that foster college completion, Dr. Baston’s work has been featured on MSNBC, and in The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Atlantic, The Community College Times, and Black Enterprise Magazine

Dr. Sharon Pierce, President, Minneapolis Community & Technical College (MN)

Sharon is leading the efforts at Minneapolis College to provide transformative student experiences. Sharon, who began serving as president in July 2016, embodies the institution’s Mission, Vision and Values.

Dr. Gary Michelson, Founder, Michelson IP | Michelson 20MM Foundation 

Gary is among the most prolific inventors in the history of medicine, and the sole named inventor of more than 950 patents. He has been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the National Academy of Inventors. He is the founder and co-chair of the Michelson Medical Research Foundation, the Michelson Found Animals Foundation, the Michelson 20MM Foundation, and the Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property.


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National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship Logo 3434 Kildaire Farm Road Suite 215
Cary, North Carolina 27518
United States
HYBRID FORMAT - Both in-person and virtual conference options. 
Important Info:
  • Award Nominations close July 30. Click here!

  • Call for Proposals Round II is now open until July 30. Submit here!

  • Need a scholarship? Apply here!

  • Participate in our Power of Making and the Entrepreneurial Mindset: Building a Bridge to Equity Through the Curation of Mini Museums Project. Learn more!

  • Cancellation policy - Click here.

Register for the 2021 NACCE annual conference today to secure your in-person or virtual spot! Both ticket options feature great benefits and curated breakout sessions with track themes:

  • Entrepreneurship 101: Cross Disciplinary Teaching & Leadership Best Practices
  • Workforce Development & Non-Credit Programming
  • Academic Programs
  • President + Team Workshop - NACCE Playbook (in-person only)
  • And more!

We encourage you to bring your team! For group or bulk discounts, please email

Draft Agenda:

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Sunday, October 3

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Morning Preconference
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM  Off-Site Tour
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Afternoon Preconference
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM New Attendee Orientation
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM Opening Mainstage Session
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM Opening Evening Reception
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Leadership & Foundation Dinner - invite only
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Networking Dining Groups

Monday, October 4

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM Breakfast
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM Morning Mainstage Session
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Breakout Sessions #1
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Breakout Sessions #2
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM Lunch & Afternoon Mainstage Session
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM  Breakout Sessions #3
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM Off-Site Tour
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Documentary Screening

Tuesday, October 5

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM Breakfast
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM Morning Mainstage Session
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Breakout Sessions #4
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Breakout Sessions #5
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM Lunch & Afternoon Mainstage Session
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Breakout Sessions #6
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Closing Evening Reception

Wednesday, October 6

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM Breakfast
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM Closing Mainstage Session
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Closing Activity
12:00 PM Conference Ends