Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education on a Global Stage

Interactive Sessions, Seminars and PechaKucha 20×20 Submission

Please note that the submission window for IEEC2023 has now closed. Thank you to all those who proposed a session; if you have not received an emailed decision about your proposal, please contact us at

IEEC is known for its excellent keynote speakers and in particular, for its participant-focused sessions led by educators and practitioners. The conference provides a unique forum for enterprise and entrepreneurship educators and practitioners to share experiences and engage with others.

Prospective session leaders are now invited to submit proposals for contributions at this year’s conference at the University of Surrey. Sessions are welcomed in three formats – seminars which will enable session leaders to present content in a more traditional style where the subject matter lends itself to that approach; interactive parallel sessions to engage and immerse participants in learning; and our ever-popular ‘PechaKucha’ presentations.

All sessions, whatever the format, should be structured to explore the successes and challenges of working in this area, and to support both the delegates and the presenters to explore issues, opportunities and constraints through a number of themed tracks.

We are looking for contributions that enable good practice, inspire discussion and encourage debate and may be underpinned by research or practice.

We are keen to encourage student participation and aim to include students as co-facilitators in a number of seminars and interactive sessions. Please consider including a student in your proposal – we have a limited number of free day places available for participating full time students. If you are considering this and want to know more, please contact Rob Edwards to find out more.


IEEC2023 will attract:
• Enterprise and entrepreneurship educators and practitioners working inside or outside the curriculum in Higher, Further or Vocational Education
• Senior education leaders 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

Opportunities to contribute to IEEC2023

This year we have three opportunities for colleagues to contribute to the conference:

1. To Facilitate an interactive 50 minute session
2. To Present a 50 minute seminar
3. To Present PechaKucha-style in our IEEC2023 20×20 sessions

We invite contributions from those working across the spectrum of enterprise and entrepreneurship education and practice in higher and further education and related organisations.

Further information about each of these opportunities can be found here, and all proposers should read these guidelines prior to making a submission.

You can also view an information session about what makes a great IEEC proposal here

Conference attendance

The conference runs from 12 noon 6th September through to early afternoon on 8th September. If your submission is accepted, the lead facilitator or presenter must register to attend at least one full day by Friday 15th July 2023 (early bird discounts end on Friday 30th June).
It is the responsibility of the lead facilitator / presenter to communicate this information to co-facilitators / co-presenters and to ensure that they register.

How to submit a session proposal

Please submit your session proposal by the submission deadline of Friday, 26th May, 2023.

You will receive an email confirming receipt of your submission. 

In line with EEUK’s EDI work, please note that all submissions are reviewed anonymously. Please ensure that you do not include any information in the answers to your questions that might identify you personally; specific details about your organisation and any projects or initiatives are acceptable, but should not identify you personally.


If you have any enquiries, please email Rob Edwards,