Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK


IEEC2017 – Enabling Enterprise for All

Join us in Glasgow at the leading global three day forum for enterprise and entrepreneurship educators and practitioners – the International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference (IEEC). 

Our exciting theme for the 12th IEEC is ‘Enabling Enterprise for All’. The conference will be outward looking, engaging delegates from across the world with the opportunities and challenges of developing enterprise and entrepreneurial skills and attributes for ALL. 

Enabling students and graduates to be enterprising in all that they do will be at the heart of IEEC2017. But beyond that we will extend our focus to supporting start-up and growth in the business community; social innovation; entrepreneurial institutions and enabling more diversity amongst those engaging with enterprise. We will also consider how universities and colleges can work more effectively with schools to achieve a more integrated approach to enterprise education at all stages of the educational journey.

NEW: Pre-IEEC QAA Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education Guidance Workshop to take place on the morning of September 6th. Click here for details.

Confirmed keynotes

Dr. Mick Jackson, Founder and CEO, WildHearts Group – the organisation behind the multi-award winning Micro-Tyco

Elin McCallum, Founder and Director of Bantani Education

Professor Heidi Neck, Jeffry A. Timmons Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, Babson College

Professor Brian MacCraith, President, Dublin City University

IEEC is highly regarded for its participatory style with a wide range of educator-led interactive parallel sessions and Pecha Kucha presentations as well as keynotes led by inspirational experts from across the world. 

By attending you will learn, participate, connect, contribute and network with old and new colleagues and friends. Most importantly, at the end of the three days, you will go home inspired to try new approaches, enabled and equipped to be more innovative and better able to maximise the impact of your work.

You will also network and celebrate at the Gala dinner and National Enterprise Educator Award ceremony – always a highlight of our conference and this year in the stunning Òran Mór arts and entertainment venue in the heart of Glasgow’s West End.

Who should attend?

  • HE and FE enterprise and entrepreneurship educators and practitioners working inside or outside the curriculum
  • 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
  • Incubator and enterprise centre managers and staff and others who are supporting venture creation and growth
  • Careers and employability professionals – particularly those interested in the contribution that enterprise makes to employability
  • Researcher developers – particularly those interested in developing enterprising attributes in early career researchers
  • Project managers and project team members supporting start-ups and SMEs 
  • Knowledge transfer professionals – particularly those who support academics to develop the skills they need to maximise the impact of their research 

What’s the format?

We kick off with a networking lunch on day one. Following afternoon sessions, we continue to welcome our delegates and enable them to connect with each other at the City Chambers where we will enjoy a Civic reception hosted by The Rt Hon The Lord Provost of Glasgow followed by a networking buffet.

Day two will be a full education and learning day with a strong focus on innovation in delivery and learning as well as plenty of networking time. After a busy day it will be time to relax and celebrate in style at the gala dinner and awards ceremony for the National Enterprise Educator Awards at Òran Mór in the heart of Glasgow’s West End. 

The final day draws together the learning and inspiration of the entire event and concludes with a final networking lunch and opportunity to travel home while reflecting on the key learning points of the three day event.

NEW: Pre-IEEC QAA Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education Guidance Workshop taking place on the morning of Wednesday 6th September. Click here for details.

Why Glasgow?

There’s never been a more exciting time to be in Glasgow. With its legendary music scene, architectural heritage, sporting prowess and retail strength, Glasgow has earned a global reputation as a world-class visitor destination.

A vibrant and welcoming host city, Glasgow is justifiably renowned for the friendliness, warmth and humour of its people, which is reflected in our city brand, PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW.

We look forward to welcoming IEEC delegates to Glasgow!

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Glasgow Caledonian University is a distinctive, inclusive and forward-looking university that is committed to its social mission to promote the common good. It has become an international centre of excellence in higher education, promoting employability and global citizenship in graduates. They win awards for support and commitment to the student experience, whilst delivering innovation through world-class research in key areas of strength. They have a tradition of widening access to higher education for talented individuals regardless of their backgrounds, and they leverage their intellectual and social capital for the benefit of the communities in Scotland and internationally. Glasgow Caledonian University aims to unlock talent and equip students with the skills to enable them to succeed in an increasingly competitive workplace.

The conference will take place in Glasgow Caledonian University’s stunning new conference venue. This unique facility, in the heart of Glasgow’s vibrant city centre, is a showcase space in the University’s £32million campus transformation.

The distinctive venue is set within a contemporary, compact campus with excellent road, rail and air links.

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Registration is open