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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


October 13-16, 2024

Join with your peers from community colleges across the country at the 2024 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 through July 12, 2024

 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!

Deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, July 12, 2024. 

Apply Now

Become a Sponsor

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

All levels of event sponsorship offer a comprehensive package of brand awareness, speaking opportunities, marketing assets, lead generation, an exhibit table at the conference, and a sponsorship highlight in NACCE's bi-weekly e-NEWS. Sponsors are also invited to donate a branded item to the NACCE gift bag. 

For more information contact Ellen Lawson at or (919) 961-4886

Submit Interest Form

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!

Early Bird Registration Fee Dec 1, 2023-July 31, 2024

Members: $949

NonMembers: $1,349

Standard Pricing After July 31, 2024

Members: $1,049

NonMembers: $1,449

Group Discounts (W/EarlyBird)



PreConference Workshops

Come back soon for updates!

Hotel Information

Radisson Blu Mall of America

To make a reservation through the web CLICK HERE

To make a reservation by phone, please call (952) 314-5116. Be sure to mention the NACCE Annual Conference room block when making your reservation to get the group rate of $195.

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