11th Annual Symposium
June 15-17, 2022 | Cleveland, OH


Deshpande Symposium 2021 Colleagues,

The Deshpande Symposium is so proud to be celebrating its 10th anniversary as a Learning Community of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Champions from across our campuses of Higher Education.  Thanks to all of you, Innovation and Entrepreneurship are now vital elements of the Mission, Vision, and Strategies of the great academic institutions we represent.  So, as we emerge from the pandemic that has hit all of us so hard, we ask all of you:

How can the Deshpande Symposium help you with Bold initiatives for leveraging Innovation and Entrepreneurship to Build Back Better Boldly (B4) for the next 10 years?

As you participate in the Symposium and when you return to your campuses, please send us your B4 ideas for the future of our Deshpande Symposium: for Cleveland in 2022 and for the next ten years of accomplishment.  Some questions we ask you to consider: 

  • What B4 ideas should the Deshpande Symposium build upon in 2022?
  • What issues would you like to have addressed by the Deshpande Symposium?
  • What impact has the Deshpande Symposium had on your campus that our community would benefit from?
  • Would you like to participate in local themed mini Deshpande Symposiums during 2022?

Have a great Symposium learning, sharing, networking and formulating your B4 ideas.  We will revisit visioning and planning for the 2022 Deshpande Symposium in Cleveland at our closing Plenary Session that we hope you will attend.