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Wednesday, March 29
4:30 – 7:30 PM Evening presentation at the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center and dinner at a downtown Knoxville restaurant
(Please note this is an optional preconference event. Dinner is not included in the registration fee. Please meet at the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center at 4:30 PM. For those that are just joining us for dinner, please meet us outside the Knoxville Entrepreneurship Center at 5:45 PM.)
Thursday, March 30
8:30 - 9:00 AM Registration & Kick-off Breakfast
GOIN GN100 Rotunda
9:00 – 9:15 AM Welcome
GN136 Goins Auditorium
Dr. Rebecca Corbin, President & CEO, NACCE
Host President - Dr. Anthony Wise, President, Pellissippi State Community College (TN)
Earl F. Gohl, Federal Co-Chair, Appalachian Regional Commission
9:15 – 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker – “An Economic Imperative: The Drive to 55, Community Colleges & Entrepreneurship”
GN136 Goins Auditorium
Randy Boyd, Former Tennessee Commissioner for Economic & Community Development and Founder & Executive Chairman, Radio Systems Corporation
10:00 - 10:30 AM Structured Networking & Break
GOIN GN151B Cafeteria Annex
10:30 - 11:15 AM Keynote Speaker - “Leading and Teaching with an Entrepreneurial Mindset”
GN136 Goins Auditorium
Dr. Angeline Godwin, President, Patrick Henry Community College (VA)
11:15 - 11:45 AM Updates from the November 2016 Symposium Pitch Competition Winners
GN136 Goins Auditorium
Kim Simons, Professor, Business Administration Coordinator, Madisonville Community College (KY) via video
Wesley Christian School Students (KY) via video  l  Slides
Keynote Speaker - “Pitch Competition 2.0 - A Refresh on the Six Pitches for Prizes”  l  Slides
GN136 Goins Auditorium

Toi Elizabeth Hershman, M.Ed., Regional Coordinator for America's Entrepreneurial Schools, The National Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Break
12:00 – 12:30 PM Lunch
GOIN GN156 College Center
12:30 – 1:15 PM Keynote Speaker – “STEM Entrepreneurship & Building Effective Partnerships with Industry in Your Community”  l  Slides
GN136 Goins Auditorium
Dr. Michael Torrence, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, Volunteer State Community College (TN)
1:15 – 3:30 PM Tour – Manufacturing Demonstration Facility
  1:20 PM Group 1 leaves & tours MDF; Group 2 participates in networking activity
  1:50 PM Group 2 leaves & tours MDF
  2:15 PM Group 1 returns to PSCC and participates in networking activity
3:30 - 4:15 PM Breakout Session - “Eship Educator Online Platform”  l  Slides
GN136 Goins Auditorium
Chuck Eason, Small Business Sector Navigator, California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program (CA)
Lorinda Forrest, Program Grant Manager, Basic Skills & Student Transformation, College of the Siskiyous (CA)
4:15 - 5:00 PM Breakout Session – “HP LIFE - New Courses & Content”  l  Slides
GN136 Goins Auditorium
Leah Deppert, Manager of Marketing & Communication, NACCE
Private Meeting for EntreEd Power Grant Participants
  GOIN GN151 Faculty/Staff Dining Room
5:00 – 7:00 PM Group Photo & Dinner at Water Into Wine
Friday, March 31
8:30 - 9:00 AM Breakfast
GOIN GN100 Rotunda
9:00 – 10:30 AM Welcome to Day 2
GN136 Goins Auditorium
Host President - Dr. Chris Whaley, President, Roane State (TN)
Keynote Speaker – “The Power of Story Telling & Making Ideas Stick In The Classroom”  l  Slides
Dr. Rebecca Corbin, President & CEO, NACCE
    Featuring a clip from the NACCE2017 Keynote Speaker, Sam Thevanayagam

All attendees will receive a copy of his DVD – The Recipe for Successful Entrepreneurship & Stewardship
Keynote Speaker – “The Importance of Grit for Education and Business to Foster Success”  l  Slides
Dr. Ron Thomas, retired President of Dakota County Technical College & Presidential Liaison, EntreEd Power Grant – ARC Region
10:30 – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 - 11:30 AM Pellissippi State Tour
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Networking Lunch
GOIN GN156 College Center
  Ted Wampler, President & COO, Wampler's Farm Sausage Company
12:30 – 1:30 PM Breakout Sessions
1. “Federal Funding Opportunities”
GOIN GN151B Cafeteria Annex
Jason Rittenberg, Membership and Development Director, SSTI
2. “Entrepreneurs Among Us" Panel  l  Slides
GOIN GN151 Faculty/Staff Dining Room
Holly Hanson, Director, Cumberland County Campus at Roane State Community College (TN) – Moderator
James Davis, Co-Founder & CEO, Tree of Life Beauty LLC, Panelist
Melissa Kreis-Stephens, Founder & CEO, Tomboy Organic Skincare Co. (LLC), Panelist
1:30 - 2:00 PM Program concludes
GOIN GN136 Goins Auditorium



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