We are disappointed to announce that make/SHIFT 2.0, scheduled for June 3-5, 2020, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, has been postponed until May 6-8, 2021. Read more here: https://www.nacce.com/news/makeshift-20-is-postponed-until-2021

The Michelson 20MM Foundation

The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property

NACCE has partnered with the Michelson 20MM Foundation to launch an intellectual property (IP) education pilot through community colleges across the country. IP curriculum covers the essentials of patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets and more. IP comprises 45 percent of the country’s total GDP today and represents 80 percent of the market value of all publicly traded companies in the United States. The pilot program began in December 2016 and continues to expand among NACCE member community colleges.

As a result of this pilot, the Michelson 20MM Foundation launched one of its flagship initiatives, the Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property (Michelson IP). They provide instructors, students, and creators with first-of-a-kind resources about patents, copyrights, trademarks, and more - all for FREE!

Interested in hosting an event to help grow IP awareness at your campus? Michelson IP can help!

“Hacking IP: Considerations for Early Stage Startups and Entrepreneurs” is a multi-city activation series to help increase IP awareness and build strong regional communities amongst businesses, startups, students and legal organizations. Each event will feature a panel of regional IP experts with a focus on critical advice and IP lessons to best support today's innovators, entrepreneurs, and inventors.

Apply below to receive technical and financial support to host an event in 2019.


Current NACCE Member Users:

  1. Anne Arundel Community College
  2. Antelope Valley College
  3. Borough of Manhattan Community College
  4. Central Piedmont Community College
  5. Coastline College
  6. College of DuPage
  7. College of Lake County
  8. College of Marin
  9. Columbia College
  10. Community College of Aurora
  11. Cuyamaca College
  12. Delta College
  13. El Centro College
  14. El Paso Community College
  15. Fayetteville Technical Community College 
  16. Fox Valley Technical College
  17. Glendale Community College
  18. Hartnell College
  19. Hillsborough Community College
  20. Housatonic Community College
  21. Irvine Valley College
  22. Ivy Tech Community College
  23. Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington
  24. Kansas City Kansas Community College
  25. Kauai Community College
  26. Lorain County Community College
  27. Los Angeles City College
  28. Macomb Community College
  29. Metropolitan Community College
  30. MiraCosta College
  31. Mohawk Valley Community College
  32. Moreno Valley College
  33. Morgan State University 
  34. Mount San Jacinto College
  35. Napa Valley College
  36. Nicolet Area Technical College
  37. Northampton Community College
  38. North Idaho College
  39. North Seattle College
  40. Northwest Arkansas Community College
  41. Nova Scotia Community College
  42. Orange Coast College
  43. Pasadena City College
  44. Prince George's Community College
  45. Red Rocks Community College
  46. Rio Hondo College
  47. River Valley Community College
  48. Rockland Community College
  49. Sacramento City College
  50. Sandhills Community College
  51. San Diego Community College District
  52. San Diego Mesa College
  53. Santa Barbara City College
  54. Santa Monica College
  55. Santa Rosa Junior College
  56. Sierra College
  57. Snow College
  58. Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
  59. Spokane Community College
  60. Springfield Technical Community College
  61. Stanly Community College
  62. Sussex County Community College
  63. Tacoma Community College
  64. Tarrant County College
  65. Victor Valley College