9th Annual Symposium
June 10-12, 2020 in Cleveland, OH

Agenda

The 2020 Symposium Agenda

Note: times and topics are subject to change. Please check back periodically for the latest updates.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
8:30-4:00pm Symposium Check-In
2:00-4:00pm Tours
1:00-4:00pm

Workshop A

Leveraging College and University Assets to Enhance Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Campus, Regional, National & International

Join ecosystem builders at Case Western Reserve University think[box] to learn how to leverage campus assets (makerspaces, MOOCs, and mentoring programs, for example) to reach beyond campus and connect to broader entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Location: Off-site session*

Workshop B

Every Artist Is an Entrepreneur

Join Northeast Ohio academic and community representatives from a wide variety of artistic endeavors to learn how they prepare themselves and their students to manage their own futures.

Location: Off-site session*

Workshop C

Design Thinking Workshop

Learn from Kent State University champions and other Northeast Ohio programs how “design thinking” supports entrepreneurship and innovation for students, and how it is simultaneously transforming the fabric of a large state university.

Location: TBD

Workshop D

Entrepreneurial Pathways: Connecting Youth and Collegiate Ecosystems

Join Greg Malkin, Executive Director of Northeast Ohio’s Young Entrepreneur Institute, along with illustrative programmatic speakers to explore how K-12 programs can be intertwined with collegiate programming, building continuity from one educational level to the next, and the next.

Location: Onsite session

5:30-7:30pm Welcome Reception
Thursday June 11, 2020
7:30-8:30am Symposium Check-In & Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:40am Welcome
8:40-9:30am

Morning Plenary Session

9:30-9:45am Break
9:45-11:00am
A1
Culture & Ecosystems
B1
Curriculum

C1
Research Commercialization
D1
Emerging Trends

11:00-11:15am Break
11:15-12:30pm
A2
Culture & Ecosystems
B2
Curriculum

C2
Research Commercialization
D2
Emerging Trends

12:30-1:45pm Networking Lunch
1:45-3:00pm
A3
Culture & Ecosystems
B3
Curriculum

C3
Research Commercialization
D3
Emerging Trends

3:00-3:15pm Break
3:15-4:30pm
A4
Culture & Ecosystems
B4
Curriculum

C4
Research Commercialization
D4
Emerging Trends

4:30-5:30pm Break
5:30-6:30pm Poster Session with Networking Reception
6:30-8:00pm 2020 Deshpande Symposium Awards Dinner & Celebration, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Friday, June 12, 2020
7:30-8:30am Symposium Check-In and Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:30am

Keynote

9:30-9:45am Break
9:45-11:00am
A5
Culture & Ecosystems
B5
Curriculum

C5
Research Commercialization
D5
Emerging Trends

11:00-11:15am Break
11:15-12:30am
A6
Culture & Ecosystems
B6
Curriculum

C6
Research Commercialization
D6
Emerging Trends

12:00-1:30pm Boxed Lunch
12:45-2:00pm
A7
Culture & Ecosystems
B7
Curriculum

C7
Research Commercialization
D7
Emerging Trends

2:15-2:30pm Closing Remarks

*Transportation to be provided for off-site sessions.