Early Bird Discounts end Friday 21st June 2013
Join around 250 enterprise and entrepreneurship educators and practitioners at the International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference – the premier national and international conference on enterprise and entrepreneurship education.
The University of Sheffield is hosting this 8th annual conference, IEEC2013, and the theme is:
‘Putting Students at the Centre of Enterprise’
The focus of this conference is on student engagement, both as a theme and as an ethos for delivery. The entrepreneurial culture of an institution, combined with its enterprise and entrepreneurship programmes and activities, helps students to make ideas happen. The entire conference will reflect this straightforward notion. Regardless of the stage they are at in their educational journey, students should feel empowered by their universities and colleges to take the type of entrepreneurial action that brings about economic, social and environmental change. This conference will engage the student voice, enabling educators and institutional leaders to respond more effectively to students’ entrepreneurial needs.
Within the overall theme of Putting Students at the Centre of Enterprise there will be a mix of plenary talks and parallel sessions focusing specifically on:
- Social enterprise and social innovation;
- Postgraduate enterprise and entrepreneurship education;
- International collaboration for entrepreneurial action;
- Research-informed enterprise and entrepreneurship education;
- University-business collaborations to support student and graduate entrepreneurs;
- Policy and strategy related to developing more entrepreneurial institutions;
- And demonstrations of practice – enterprise education in action.
The format will follow our highly regarded participatory style with a wide range of educator-led interactive parallel sessions, a day one ‘unconference’ session to engage delegates from the outset, and keynote sessions led by highly regarded experts in enterprise and entrepreneurship education.
Before you arrive, you will receive pre-conference challenges from students and graduates. During the conference there will be a student and graduate entrepreneur panel session and, while it will remain an educator conference throughout, every aspect will be designed to help institutions and individual educators to meet the entrepreneurial needs of their students more closely.
On the first evening, you will be welcomed with a drinks reception in the Millennium Galleries - a museum of art, craft and design in the heart of Sheffield that boasts a wonderful view across the city.
On the second evening, prepare to celebrate enterprise in style with a gala dinner and awards ceremony for the National Enterprise Educator Awards at the magnificent Sheffield Cutlers’ Hall. This Grade II listed building, with its unique atmospheric blend of grandeur, style and history, is the perfect setting to relax amongst friends, old and new.
This year we have kept delegate rates at the same level as last year and we again offer a 25% discount to staff from all EEUK member institutions as well as to IEEP fellows.
We are also delighted that the Higher Education Academy has agreed to repeat last year’s generous offer of six £100 discounts to individuals from UK Higher Education Institutions who are attending IEEC for the first time. If you are eligible for this offer and register to attend by Friday 21st June you will be entered into a draw for one of these discounted places.