Registration for our Annual Conference is Now Open


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's conference will have a hybrid format including both an in-person conference in Minneapolis, MN, as well as a virtual only experience. We have formally and informally surveyed our members and have found that many are eager to travel and have the support from their college to do so. Others are still more hesitant to go to a group gathering and/or their college won’t support it. Because of this, we think a hybrid format will provide the best option for our members. 


Wondering what will be new and exciting at #NACCE2021? Read on!
  1. Innovation Lab/Makerspace onsite at the hotel supported by local community college students and Maricopa Community College District Club Z Students: This will be a space where attendees can share ideas and ideate on numerous topics. Think sheet murals and prototype materials to encourage co-creation and creativity!

  2. President + Team Workshop - NACCE Playbook: This in-person only workshop will take place on Monday, October 4th during the breakout session allotted times. Up to 15 teams will work through a guided ideation session with the support of trained facilitators to solve challenges on their campus. Create an action plan to bring back to your campus, together!

  3. Making Meaning from George Floyd's Life & Death: We will be offering an off-site tour to visit his memorial in small groups. A group leader will guide the group through sharing and co-creating strategies to increase conversations and action around equity, inclusion, and diversity at your college.

  4. Expanded Funds for the 2021 Pitch for the Trades sponsored by the Philip E. & Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation: Develop an idea with your colleagues to infuse entrepreneurship into the skilled trades programs at your colleges. Up to $135,000 will be awarded! Applications open in August. Learn more here.

  5. Share Your Story on NACCE's Podcast: If you are one of the thousands of people who have downloaded the podcast to hear stories of everyday entrepreneurs, you will have the chance to share your story onsite!

  6. Engage with the Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund Program: In addition to a pre-conference workshop focused on developing a funding committee and securing funding for local entrepreneurs, we have an exciting announcement to make!

A few important additional notes:
  • All of the main stage sessions will be streamed live for the virtual attendees but the breakouts and networking sessions will be different. We believe this customized approach will provide the best experience for registrants.

  • We will be following CDC guidelines, as well as local recommendations.

  • The conference hotel is operating at full capacity, but we are envisioning around 250 attendees in-person and the rest online.