The 2015 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) Conference will be hosted by the University of Florida, between the 29th and 31st of October.
Entrepreneurship centers have emerged not simply as administrative units overseeing a portfolio of programs and courses, but as catalysts for economic development and change. Through novel collaborations with a wide range of stakeholders from the entrepreneurship eco-system within and surrounding a university, they are empowering and transforming students, campuses, communities and local/regional economies.
All presentations will reflect the core conference theme: Collaborate > Empower > Transform. The focus is on ways entrepreneurship centers can serve as catalysts for collaboration, empowerment and transformation. Presenters will share best practices and latest innovations in educating and supporting students, managing the entrepreneurship center, spreading entrepreneurship across the campus, and working with the many stakeholders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem both inside and outside the university.
Presentations and sessions will be organized into four tracks:
- Enabling the Student Entrepreneur
- Managing the Center as an Entrepreneurial Venture
- Fostering the Entrepreneurial University
- Engaging the Entrepreneurial Community
About the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC)
The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC), formerly the National Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (NCEC), was founded in 1996. The intent of the organization is to provide a coordinated vehicle through which participating members can collaborate and communicate on the specific issues and challenges confronting university-based entrepreneurship centers.