Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK

***IEEC2018 will be in Leeds, September 5th – 7th 2018 – save the dates!***

IEEC2017 – Enabling Enterprise for All

‘Shaping Policy through Practice’ – for the summary results of the poll related to this session please follow this link: IEEC2017 Overview results of poll data.

To get a flavour of IEEC2017, read Catherine Brentnall’s blog ‘Three thoughts after IEEC2017’

Glasgow was the host city in 2017 for 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 was ‘Enabling Enterprise for All’. The conference was 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 was at the heart of IEEC2017. But beyond that we extended 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 also considered 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.


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


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.

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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 took 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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