10th Annual Symposium
June 10-11, 2021 | Virtual Event

Agenda

The 2021 Symposium Agenda

This year’s virtual Symposium will take place over 2 days: Thursday, June 10th and Friday, June 11th. Each day will run from 11:00am – 5:30pm ET and kickoff with a keynote session. The Symposium web site and our associated Whova app now contain the fully updated agenda.

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Thursday June 10, 2021
11:00am - 11:15am Call to Order, Welcome Comments
11:15am - 12:00pm Day 1 Keynote: Gilda Barabino
12:00 - 12:30pm Award Announcements: Student Engagement & Tech Transfer
12:30 - 1:00pm Networking Break
1:00 - 2:00pm
A1
Culture & Ecosystems
Philanthropy as Ecosystem Builder: Fostering a Culture of Inclusive Entrepreneurship on Campus
B1
Curriculum
Bring Play Back to the Classroom
C1
Research Commercialization
Reimagining the Research Commercialization Ecosystem: A National Approach
D1
Emerging Trends
Advancing Equity in Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Strategies from the Field
2:00 - 2:30pm Networking Break
2:30 - 3:30pm
A2
Culture & Ecosystems
Catalyzing a Culture of Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education
B2
Curriculum
Entrepreneurship for Every Student: From Fashion to Engineering and Everything in Between
C2
Research Commercialization
Faculty- and Student-Led Startups
D2
Emerging Trends
Filling the Gap – Creating a Community for Latinx Student Entrepreneurs
3:30 - 3:45pm Break
3:45 - 4:45pm
A3
Culture & Ecosystems
Universities in Ecosystems: Principles for Engagement
B3
Curriculum
Developing and Pivoting Culture on an Entrepreneurial Campus in the New Normal
C3
Research Commercialization
Broader Impacts: How I-Corps Sites Interact with Campus Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programs and Ecosystems
D3
Emerging Trends
Engaging Students and Industry: The Cocreation of Inclusive Learning Experiences in Engineering and Entrepreneurship Education
4:45 - 5:00pm Break
5:00 - 6:00pm Plenary Panel: 10th Anniversary Reflections
Desh Deshpande, Jacqueline Moloney, Judith Cone
Award Announcements: University & Individual
Wrap-Up / Day #1 Closing
6:00 - 7:00pm Poster Session #1
Friday, June 11, 2021
11:00am - 11:15am Call to Order, Day #1 Recap
11:15am - 12:15pm Day 2 Keynote: NSF Director S. Panchanathan
12:15 - 12:45pm Award Announcements: Curriculum
12:45 - 1:00pm Break
1:00 - 2:00pm
A4
Culture & Ecosystems
Emerging Role of Academicians and Researchers in the Indian Startup Ecosystem
B4
Curriculum
Best Practices in Coaching the Creation of Real Companies
C4
Research Commercialization
Crossing the Valley of Death: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Commercialization
D4
Emerging Trends
Bridging Curriculum with Community: Lessons in Innovation, Business Ethics & Transformational Impact
2:00 - 2:30pm Networking Break
2:30 - 3:30pm
A5
Culture & Ecosystems
University Innovation Impact Index
B5
Curriculum
Horizontal Collaborations for Transformative Student Experiences: How to Create Impactful Cross-Campus and Cross-Region Entrepreneurship Opportunities
C5
Research Commercialization
NSF I-Corps Challenges and Opportunities in the Field
D5
Emerging Trends
Partnering to Learn: Collaboration Around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, an Area of Growth
3:30 - 4:00pm Networking Break
4:00 - 5:00pm
A6
Culture & Ecosystems
How Higher Education Is Fostering an Ecosystem of Entrepreneurship Across Georgia
B6
Curriculum
Integrating Experiential Entrepreneurial Learning and Education into Curriculum from Community College Art Degrees to Research Scientist PhDs
C6
Research Commercialization
Harnessing the Power of Patent Data for Faculty, Research Staff and Students
D6
Emerging Trends
Operationalizing Academic Entrepreneurship: A Systems Perspective
5:00 - 5:15pm Break
5:15 - 5:45pm Plenary Panel: Looking to the Future + Cleveland Tee-Up
Deb Hoover, Jim McLellan, Barry Rosenbaum, Chris Scotti, Judy Hogan
Wrap-Up / Day #2 Closing