IEEC2020, Enterprise Educators UK’s annual conference, will be at Aston University, Birmingham 9th – 11th September 2020

IEEC2019 – Oxford Brookes University, Headington, OX3 0BP, UK

Oxford was to location for the leading global three day forum for enterprise and entrepreneurship educators and practitioners – the 14th International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference (IEEC2019). IEEC is highly regarded for its participatory style with a wide range of interactive workshops, presentations and Pecha Kucha sessions as well as keynotes led by inspirational experts from across the world.

Read ‘Three thoughts after IEEC2019’ from Catherine Brentnall from University of Huddersfield and Ready Unlimited.

Delegates learned, participated, connected, contributed and networked with old and new colleagues and friends. Most importantly, at the end of the three days, delegates went home inspired to try new approaches, enabled and equipped to be more innovative and better able to maximise the impact of your work.

Lord Bilimoria CBE DL, Patron of Enterprise Educators UK and Chairman of Cobra Beer Partnership said,

“As Patron of Enterprise Educators UK. I am Delighted to be speaking at the annual international conference, at Oxford Brookes. Britain today is a country which champions entrepreneurship and our universities have a crucial role in championing entrepreneurship with our students as well as with the communities in which we are located.

I am so proud of the excellent work that Enterprise Educators UK does in bringing universities and entrepreneurship together to the benefit of our country’s economy and our competitiveness globally.”

"Well done, it was a really excellent conference. Just keep doing what you do."
IEEC delegate

"I liked everything, but was most impressed with the interactive character of the workshops. Wonderful!"

IEEC delegate

"Very well organised and a great variety of speakers and topics. It was fantastic to see so many international speakers (and delegates) at the conference this year."

IEEC delegate

"Really enjoyable conference, lots of interesting stuff going on, interesting people and well thought out in terms of timing etc - well done!"

IEEC delegate
It is a brilliant conference and I love the way everyone involved in this area is keen to share their experiences and help others.”
IEEC delegate


Keynote speakers

Dr Charlie Ball, Head of Higher Education Intelligence at Graduate Prospects

Dr Diana Beech, Policy Adviser to Chris Skidmore MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation.

Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE DL, EEUK Patron, founder of Cobra Beer and the Senior Independent Director of the Booker Group PLC.

Monika Radclyffe, Chair of Business Acceleration Centres at SETsquared Partnership and Centre Director at SETsquared Bristol

Professor Geoff Scott B.A,. Dip Ed (Sydney), MEd, Ed D (Toronto) FACE, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education and Sustainability, Western Sydney University.

Dr Yankong Zhu, Dean of Zingy International Education Institute for Entrepreneurship, China

More details of the speakers can be found here.

The full programme can be found here.

Who should attend?

  • HE and FE enterprise and entrepreneurship educators and practitioners working inside or outside the curriculum
  • Incubator and enterprise centre managers, project managers, business support professionals and others who are supporting start up and growth
  • Careers and employability professionals – particularly those interested in the contribution that enterprise makes to employability
  • Senior leaders in HE and FE who influence policy and strategy related to enterprise and entrepreneurship education
  • Policy makers who have influence over the provision of enterprise and entrepreneurship education
  • Researcher developers – particularly those interested in developing enterprising attributes in early career researchers
  • Knowledge transfer professionals – particularly those who support academics to develop the skills they need to maximise the impact of their research

Why Oxford ?

With excellent links to London, all main airports and rail stations, Oxford is an easily accessible destination for both UK and international delegates. The “city of dreaming spires” is home to world leading education and research institutions with a booming economy that attracts many million visitors a year from all over the world.

Located a stone’s throw away from the Cotswolds, the UK’s second largest protected landscape, where you can enjoy ancient beech woodlands, thatched cottages, honey-coloured dry stone walls and centuries-old buildings that will leave you feeling like you have travelled back in time.

Oxford Brookes University has over 150 years of history. In the past seven years, the Enterprise Support programme has been fostering the development of numerous start-ups led by students, graduates and staff alike. Through a comprehensive training scheme, aspiring entrepreneurs benefit from interacting with experienced mentors working in the industry and get to practice their enterprise skills in real life situations, having them truly embed our guiding principles of enterprising creativity and generosity of spirit.

IEEC is organised by Enterprise Educators UK – find out more about EEUK here.