The full programme for IEEC2024 is now available at

You can find the outline programme below. 

Programme overview – please note that times may change.

Tuesday 3rd September  
5pm – 9pm Pre-conference Belfast Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Tour, hosted by Startium. Limited places – for more details, and to reserve your space, click here.
Wednesday 4th September  
10am EEUK Advisory Council meeting (invitation only)
12pm Registration, networking & lunch

First-time delegates meet-up


Track Chair meeting


Welcome and introduction
Dave Bolton, EEUK President
Prof. Nola Hewitt-Dundas – Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor, AHSS, Queen’s University Belfast
Prof. M. N. Ravishankar – Dean and Head of School, Queen’s Business School

1.20pm Keynote session – Professor Colette Henry
2.10pm EEUK Opportunities for the Year Ahead
2.40pm Break

Roundtable with MIT REAP Team Northern Ireland

4.10pm Parallel session 1
4.55pm Close
6.30pm for 7.00pm

Welcome Social – The Great Hall, Queen’s University Belfast

Thursday 5th September  
8.30am Registration (day delegates), networking, tea & coffee
8.50am Welcome to day delegates and briefing

Parallel session 2


Keynote session – Professor Maura McAdam

10.50am Break
11.20am Parallel session 3
12.00pm Lunch, including:
ICURe Mini Roadshow (Powered by Innovate UK) – dive into the world of impact creation, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Please click here  to download the Agenda.
1.15pm Policy Update
Alison Price
1.35pm Keynote session – Dr Spinder Dhaliwal
2.25pm Keynote session – tba
3.15pm Break
3.45pm Parallel session 4
4.30pm Parallel session 5
5.10pm Close
7.00pm Drinks Reception, Titanic Belfast
7.30pm Gala Dinner & National Enterprise Educator Awards 
Friday 6th September  
8.45am Registration
9.15am Welcome to day delegates
9.30am Parallel session 6
10.15am Break
11.00am Keynote session – Steve Lazars

Keynote session – tbc


Conference conclusions
Dave Bolton
Professor Archie Clements
Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research & Enterprise, Queen’s University Belfast

Best in Track awards

Announcement of IEEC2026 Host

1.15pm Lunch, networking and depart