2015 – Chelmsford

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Join us to look ahead and contribute to a shared vision for enterprise education.

Why 2020? At IEEC2015 we will be celebrating our tenth conference. On our fifth anniversary in 2010 we produced the IEEC Concordat – a document that has been referenced extensively by educators, practitioners and policy makers and has helped to shape major developments in the UK and beyond. This year we will engage our delegates in the creation of a fresh vision and updated call for action that will be relevant for at least five more years. We aim to provide inspiration and guidance for all who contribute to the development of enterprise and entrepreneurial skills and attributes in others.

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Who should attend IEEC2015?

    • 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

Who will contribute?

IEEC is highly regarded for its participatory style with a wide range of educator and practitioner led interactive parallel sessions as well as keynote contributions led by inspirational experts from across the world.

NEW for this year will be challenges linked to each track – every participant will be encouraged to make suggestions, inspired by conference content, about how to meet these challenges. All of this input will feed directly into the creation of a shared 2020 Vision and Action Plan.

Student and graduate entrepreneurs will be active participants throughout – an understanding of their needs will be key if we are to get the vision and action plan right.

Professor Sally Brown, Emerita Professor of Higher Education Diversity in Teaching and Learning at Leeds Beckett University where she was PVC (Academic) until July 2010. Sally will bring in themes of assessment and international perspectives to address the conference theme.

Donna Miller, HR Director Europe, Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Donna will bring an international business perspective to IEEC, helping the audience to understand what enterprising attributes large corporations look for when they recruit and how entrepreneurial young people can maximise their impact on recruiters.

Yamini Naidu, one of the top three business storytellers globally, Yamini works with business leaders and entrepreneurs from all over the world helping them move from spreadsheets to stories.

Simon Bond, Innovation Director at SETsquared and Director of the University of Bath Innovation Centre. Simon will look at the opportunities and challenges of running an incubator within a university context.

What topics will IEEC2015 address?

Within the overall conference theme of creating a new vision for enterprise education, our keynotes and session presenters will consider the following topics:

  • Innovative approaches to delivering enterprise and entrepreneurship education
  • Effective embedding of enterprise within the curriculum
  • Incubation, germination and other support for venture creation
  • Creating entrepreneurial institutions and organisations
  • International partnerships and global perspectives
  • Measuring impact of enterprise and entrepreneurship education

What’s the format?

We kick off with a networking lunch on day one. Following afternoon sessions and time to check into hotels, we continue to welcome our delegates and enable them to connect with each other at a networking drinks reception and buffet in the Lord Ashcroft Building on the Chelmsford campus.

Day two will be a full education and learning day with keynotes and parallel sessions 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. For this we will gather at the stunning Hylands House, a Grade II* listed country house, spectacularly restored to its former glory and situated in 574 acres of historic landscaped parkland.

The final day draws together the learning and inspiration of the entire event to feed into the vision and action plan that IEEC2015 will generate. We will conclude with a final networking lunch and opportunity to travel home while reflecting on the key learning points of the three day event.

Why Anglia Ruskin University?

Anglia Ruskin keeps the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship at the heart of everything that it does. This was acknowledged by being recognised as ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ by Times Higher Education in November 2014.

Entrepreneurship and enterprise are fostered within the student population with the intention that it will become a lifelong way of thinking. But it is not just about students; Anglia Ruskin supports the development of around 2,000 businesses each year. Its growing MedTech Campus Network in Chelmsford, Harlow and Southend-on-Sea means that it will become one of the world’s largest health innovation spaces. The MedBIC, on the Chelmsford Campus, is a purpose-built medical and advanced engineering innovation centre.

By attending IEEC2015 at Anglia Ruskin’s Chelmsford Campus, you will be able to see for yourself some of the state-of-the-art facilities available. Delegates will have the opportunity take part in tours of the Postgraduate Medical Institute (PMI) that houses the Simulation Suite, Gait Laboratory and Molecular Laboratory, as well as see other parts of the modern campus.

We look forward to welcoming you to Anglia Ruskin University.