10th Annual Symposium
June 9-11, 2021 | Cleveland, OH

Agenda

Please stay tuned for the 2021 symposium agenda.

The 2020 Symposium Agenda

This year’s virtual Symposium will now take place over 2 days: Thursday, June 11th and Friday, June 12th. 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.

Note: Given the impact COVID-19 has had on all higher education institutions, panelists have been asked to incorporate lessons learned from the pandemic into their presentations and discussions if possible, with the goal of sharing insights and hopefully some success stories, with you.

Access Session Recordings for the 2020 Symposium presentations

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Thursday June 11, 2020
11:00am - 12:15pm Welcome, Intro + Keynote
12:30 - 1:30pm
A1
Culture & Ecosystems
Philanthropy as Ecosystem Builder: Connecting Universities, Entrepreneurs & Communities
B1
Curriculum
Continuums and Conundrums – Designing, launching, and growing campus-wide innovation education programs.
C1
Research Commercialization
Springboard Atlantic: Canadian Universities and Colleges Collectively Impacting Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education
1:45 - 2:45pm
A2
Culture & Ecosystems
Vignettes of Diversity: A Practical Approach to Increasing Diversity in Your Entrepreneurship Programs
B2
Curriculum
Lean Start-Up Pedagogy in Project-Based Learning
C2
Research Commercialization
The Latest Trends in Entrepreneurship and Why They Matter to You
3:00 – 4:00pm
A3
Culture & Ecosystems
Understanding the Why: Partnering Around Shared Vision to Create Greater Impact
B3
Curriculum
Hacking Student Engagement
C3
Research Commercialization
Hacking Virtual Mentorship: Methods to Jumpstart Real Relationships in a Remote World
D3
Emerging Trends
Three Ways to Leverage the Library to Boost Your Entrepreneurship Program
4:15 – 5:15pm
A4
Culture & Ecosystems
Economic Engagement Through Student Entrepreneurship: The InventOR Model
B4
Curriculum
Advancing Inclusion in Entrepreneurship Ecosystems
C4
Research Commercialization
Mind the Gap: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Impact
5:15 – 5:30pm Wrap-up
5:30 – 6:30pm Poster Sessions and Virtual Happy Hour
Friday, June 12, 2020
11:00am – 12:15pm Welcome, Intro + Keynote
12:30 – 1:30pm
A5
Culture & Ecosystems
Developing and Pivoting Culture on an Entrepreneurial Campus
B5
Curriculum
Evolving and Innovating a Multi-University Consortium
C5
Research Commercialization
Beyond the Lemonade Stand: Best Practices in Creating Real Companies
1:45 – 2:45pm
A6
Culture & Ecosystems
Entrepreneurs in the Field: The Role of the Land Grant University in Fostering a Regional Food & Ag Ecosystem
B6
Curriculum
Helping student entrepreneurs identify problems worth solving and become innovative thinkers
C6
Research Commercialization
Beyond the Books: Libraries Pivot to Role as Hub in the Innovation Ecosystem
3:00 – 4:00pm
A7
Culture & Ecosystems
Transforming Campuses into Living Labs to Foster Sustainability-Focused Institutional Change
B7
Curriculum
Creating Transformative Student Experiences in a Vertical Campus World
C7
Research Commercialization
Sr Fellows, Retired Industry Executives, build strategic entrepreneurial culture and ecosystems at urban research university
4:15 – 5:15pm
A8
Culture & Ecosystems
Universities as Partners: Some Principles
B8
Curriculum
Campus-wide: Shifting Entrepreneurship from the Perimeter to the Core
C8
Research Commercialization
Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Seismic Shift in Promotion and Tenure
5:15 – 5:30pm Wrap-up / Closing

*Panel currently under revision. Check back soon for updated title and description.