he 6th Annual International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference ‘IEEC2011’ will explore the most critical theme currently facing all those who create entrepreneurial outcomes in others: ‘What Works?‘
IEEC2011 aimed to develop the debates from last year’s conference (IEEC2010 Concordat) in order to explore ‘What Works?’ within the current funding climate. All key speakers, VIP guests and all session submissions were invited to explore the core conference theme to determine:
- What works?
- Why it works?
- How do you know that it works?
Over 200 educators joined up to explore these themes within core contexts of:
- Engaging students
- Curriculum design and delivery
- Supporting business start-up
- International collaboration
- The entrepreneurial institution
The mix of plenary talks and parallel sessions was punctuated by networking and ‘unconference’ time to allow space to reflect and explore ideas in a stimulating environment.
The full 3-day conference package included a networking buffet on the Wednesday evening in the surroundings of the Coventry Transport Museum. On the final evening, attendees were invited to attend the spectacular Gala Dinner and National Enterprise Educator Awards ceremony, which took place in the fabulous, iconic setting of Coventry Cathedral.
Within our changing environment, educators recognise their need to evidence their activity and demonstrate ‘what works’ as well as clearly understand the impact their work will have upon their students. The challenge of IEEC2011 is to deepen our practice by sharing the deep underpinnings of our success and exposing areas the areas of activity which need development through our collective wider consideration and reflection.