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NACCE 2024 National Conference

NACCE 2024 National Conference

Sunday, October 13, 2024 at 8:00 AM (CDT) to Wednesday, October 16, 2024 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

Event Details

NACCE Annual Conference

Innovation in the Heartland

October 13-16, 2024

Join with your peers from community colleges across the country at the 2023 NACCE Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN.  Engage in activities and networking in entrepreneurial mindset and innovative action with a special focus on interdisciplinary areas such as STEM, Workforce, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, and Development.

See Photos from Previous NACCE Annual Conferences


Annual Award Presentations

Lifetime achievement award College of the Year President of the Year

NACCE Awards honor and celebrate the entrepreneurial thinkers and doers by providing a platform to be recognized nationally for their importance and achievements to their college and local economy. The awards also shine a spotlight on the role of the community and technical colleges in fostering economic vitality through entrepreneurship in their communities.

2023 Entrepreneurial College of the Year Patrick & Henry Community College

2023 Lifetime Achievement Award, Chancellor Flora Tydings

2023 President of the Year Award, Chancellor Lee Lambert

Amazing Speakers

pic of a microphoneSpeakers at this year's conference include some of the most innovative and successful entrepreneurs, educators, and community leaders in the country. Their insights and experiences will inspire you and provide valuable insights into the latest trends and best practices in entrepreneurship education and economic development.

Call for proposals now open!  Apply today!

Pitch for the Skilled Trades is a competition opportunity for faculty, staff, administrators, and presidents from NACCE member colleges to pitch to a panel of judges and potentially win funding! 

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Explore Mall of America

In addition to our educational programming, attendees will have plenty of opportunities to explore Minneapolis and the Mall of America (our hotel is located in the mall.)

Call for Presentation Proposals Open

"Ready to share your expertise and insights with a dynamic audience of innovators and entrepreneurs? Submit your proposal to speak at the 2024 NACCE Annual Conference and be a part of the next wave of entrepreneurship education! Don't miss this opportunity – apply now!"

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Become a Sponsor

We look forward to partnering with you to make our 22nd Annual Conference a success! 

Contact Darcie Tumey, Director of Events at  with your questions and/or to request a contract.

Expected attendance:

  • 450-500 participants
  • Community college faculty, staff and leaders engaged in the entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Last year over 43 states were represented at our annual conference

Sponsor Levels

Registration & Pricing

As a NACCE member, you can take advantage of the many available resources to help your college accelerate growth, increase enrollment, and support aspiring entrepreneurs in your local community. Membership provides you and your colleagues with access to valuable tools, access to funding, and proven approaches that will help vitalize your entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Tickets include all in-person general sessions, breakout sessions, evening receptions, breakfast buffets and lunch buffets, and daily snacks and coffee.

Not a member, join today and save $400 on conference registration.

Quantity Discounts Available, see pricing grid on registration link.

Super Early Bird Registration Fee Oct 29--Nov 30, 2023

Members: $849

NonMembers: $1,249

Early Bird Registration Fee Dec 1, 2023-March 1, 2024

Members: $949

NonMembers: $1,349

Standard Pricing After March 1, 2024

Members: $1,049

NonMembers: $1,449

Group Discounts

Available During Registration Process for Groups of 3 or more Registrants

PreConference Workshops

Come back soon for updates!

Conference and Event Cancellation Policy

For Information Contact:

Darcie L. Tumey, EdD.

Director of Events and Programs

DIRECT: (828) 310-5421    MAIN: (413) 306-3131