For three days from 10th – 12th September at the University of Cambridge over 260 people representing 29 nations debated ideas and exchanged experiences concerning the challenges and opportunities for shaping the future for entrepreneurship education. Overall this event has been a significant step in building an agenda for change.
The 2007 IEEC successfully achieved its aims to:
- inform our understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing entrepreneurship education;
- strengthen and build the global community;
- identify the key priorities for development.
A number of critical questions were tackled by the conference relating to the policy environment; institutional capacity building; curricula innovation; professional educator development; and the mapping and evaluation of entrepreneurship education provision. A full report of the conference is available here
On the final day of the Conference, delegates participated in an electronic poll around the key themes emerging throughout the event. The aim of the poll was to provide a framework for summing up the views of participants following three days of intensive discussion and debate. The report of the results of the poll provides a very clear insight into the priorities facing the entrepreneurship education community and identifies key opportunities for shaping the future for entrepreneurship education.
The 2007 IEEC Conference Development Team thank all contributors and supporters for making this such an inspiring event.
The 2008 IEEC is now open for registration of interest. The provisional dates are September 8th – 10th September. Register early to avoid disappointment.
What the delegates of 2007 IEEC gained from the conference:
- ‘It was held at the right time and on the right theme. Excellent!’
- ‘Refreshed [my] understanding as an entrepreneurship educator both on a world scale as well as historical’
- ‘New ideas – borrowed, invented, co-inspired’
- ‘Sharing best practice’ and ‘with like minded people’