There are three types of presentation that are accepted for IEEC2023:

Option 1 – Interactive session
You are invited to contribute an interactive, practice-based session within one of our six conference tracks (see below). This format is ideal for interactive and ‘co creative’ exchange, generation, and exploration of new insights. The content of your session can be underpinned by research or practice.
We encourage submissions that specifically provide “take-away” knowledge, experience, and practice for delegates.
The interactive nature of sessions is of paramount importance. Proposals must demonstrate how a maximum of 20 minutes presentation will be blended with audience engagement and participation to create multi-directional exchanges and meaningful learning. The total amount of time allocated to each session is 50 minutes.
Track Chairs will assist facilitators to achieve an appropriate balance of presentation and interaction.

Option 2 – Seminar
You are invited to contribute a seminar within one of our six conference tracks (see below). The content of your seminar can be underpinned by research or practice.
Seminars provide an opportunity to share with delegates the session leader’s learning from practice or research. Delivery style will be more traditional than for interactive sessions providing an opportunity to share experience, ideas and practice. The entire seminar will be 50 minutes and session leaders should aim to present for 35 minutes, allowing 15 minutes for Q&A and discussion.
We encourage submissions that specifically provide “take-away” knowledge, experience, and practice for delegates.
Track Chairs will assist session leaders to achieve an appropriate balance of presentation and Q&A / discussion.

Option 3 – PechaKucha 20×20 presentation
PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds (just under 7 minutes in total). The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. Slides should contain images only, no text.
The 20×20 presentations will be made in quick succession and we welcome submissions from PechaKucha novices as well as experienced practitioners. This is an opportunity to share concisely your experiences or good practice with delegates in a shorter format than the interactive sessions and seminars.
A PechaKucha 20 slide template will be provided.

2023 track themes

Primary themes with suggestions of topics to cover
We encourage submissions that explore the primary track themes from a variety of perspectives (including co-presenters from different faculty / institutions / pedagogical stance). Additionally submissions that compare and contrast approaches across traditional boundaries, or explore barriers/issues within different areas are particularly welcome (these may be institutional, discipline, faculty or subject specific).
The topics listed under each primary theme are suggestions of what might be covered. These are only a guide, and we will be pleased to receive proposals that cover other topics that fall within the primary themes.

1. Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education Research
a. Showcasing the latest research in Enterprise Education
b. Building a research profile in Enterprise Education
c. Getting published
d. Enterprise Education through the lens of gender
e. Emerging research areas
f. Using research to inform practice in enterprise and entrepreneurship education

2. Extra and Co-curricular Enterprise Education
a. Measuring the impact of enterprise programmes that are delivered outside or alongside the curriculum
b. Examining the impact on skills & employability
c. Use of technology in enterprise education
d. Engaging the unengaged with enterprise
e. Enterprise competitions – beyond the business plan competition.

3. Supporting Start-up, Growth and Scale-up
a. Incubators and accelerators run by universities and colleges
b. Adapting to the longer-term impact of Covid-19 on business and the entrepreneurial ecosystem
c. Supporting start-ups to raise finance, including alternative finance
d. Supporting early stage businesses to grow
e. Supporting established businesses to scale up
f. After ERDF – how to fund university support for SMEs

4. Sustainability and the Role of Enterprise Education
a. Addressing the SDGs via entrepreneurial support and education
b. Nurturing an understanding of the SDGs amongst students
c. Collaboration between enterprise educators and their organisations to deliver on SDG strategies
d. Social enterprises

5. Enterprise for the Future of Work
a. Preparing students for freelancing and the gig economy
b. Enabling young people to be intrapreneurs
c. Supporting inclusivity, motivation, wellbeing, and values
d. How can enterprise contribute to employability?
e. Preparing students for portfolio careers.

6. Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Teaching and Curriculum
a. Innovative approaches to delivering enterprise / entrepreneurship education
b. [X discipline] with entrepreneurship / enterprise – combining enterprise / entrepreneurship with other disciplines
c. Embedding enterprise across the curriculum
d. Measuring the impact of enterprise and entrepreneurship education
e. Assessing enterprise / entrepreneurship modules and courses

7. Creative Flame
The Creative Flame programme exists to showcase and support the knowledge and experience of partners in 7 countries who took part in the British Council-led Creative Spark Higher Education Enterprise programme. This new track provides a dedicated home for Creative Flame members to share their work with IEEC delegates and, as such, proposers can select topics that cross any of the IEEC2023 tracks above.