This is a great conference related to teaching entrepreneurship and nurturing student companies and student entrepreneurs. We’re sponsoring this event, and we have a healthy contingent of MSU people attending.


I’ve attended in the past and I recommend it if you want to talk to your peers from other universities.


Neil Kane

Director of Undergraduate Entrepreneurship

Michigan State University

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Subject: Final Call for Presenters - Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) Conference, Oct. 18-20 in Chicago




Final Call for Presenters


Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) 

Annual Conference  


October 18-20, 2017

Chicago, Illinois, USA  



Applications to present

at this year's GCEC Conference are closing soon!    


Apply to present a topic or lead a panel discussion based on your expertise in entrepreneurship at this year's conference. This is a great way to get visibility for your entrepreneurship program, recognition for your university, and share your learnings with other universities. You are welcome to propose any topic related to entrepreneurship, and can propose more than one topic or panel if you have multiple areas of interest.  


Submit a brief description of your proposed session here. 

 Deadline to submit proposals: July 22, 2018




Nominate your University for a GCEC Award!


You can nominate your university for an award among seven categories, and you can submit a nomination in more than one category. More about award categories here.  


Submit your nomination here.   

 Deadline for nominations: August 3, 2018.




 About the GCEC


The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) is the premier academic organization addressing the emerging topics of importance to the nation's university-based centers for entrepreneurship. With over 250 university members, it has become the vehicle by which the top established entrepreneurship centers, as well as emerging centers, work together to share best practices, develop programs, and collaborate in advancing, strengthening, and celebrating the role of universities in teaching the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.


The GCEC Annual Conference 



The annual Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) Conference on October 18-20, 2018 is the annual gathering of university entrepreneurship center directors, entrepreneurship faculty, and staff focused on sharing best practices in entrepreneurship education, innovation, and university acceleration and incubation programs. It is an is an opportunity to share information about your university's entrepreneurship programs and to gain exposure for your initiatives.


Chicago: Big City, Big Impact


This year's conference will be hosted in Chicago, home to a vibrant and world-renowned entrepreneurial ecosystem that has developed to support starting and building businesses. There are over 88 different incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces in Chicago, and many are tied to universities. You will have the opportunity to visit world class incubators: 1871, mHub and Blue1647. The closing reception will be held at the Shedd Aquarium, one of the world's largest indoor aquariums.



Discounted registration ends September 1!    




For more information:


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Renew your annual GCEC Membership 2018-2019 now!


Membership Runs from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019


Join the top 250 university entrepreneurship programs that support the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers and attend the annual GCEC Conference.    

(Membership is required to attend the conference.)


Membership is only $200 per year per school.  Members are recognized on the GCEC website, and membership enables faculty, staff, and students to attend the GCEC Conference.


More Info: Quynhmai Nguyen, Senior Director of Operations, [log in to unmask] or 713-348-3298.





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