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Call For Presentations Open for 11th Annual NACCE Conference

Wednesday, March 6, 2013   (0 Comments)
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Springfield, MA, March 6, 2013 - The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), the nation’s leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges, is asking experts in entrepreneurship to submit proposals for presentations for the organization’s 11th Anniversary Conference, to be held October 13-16, 2012 in Charlotte, NC. NACCE is looking for engaging presenters and content that successfully ties into the conference theme: Fueling the Global Economic Engine.


Proposals for dynamic, compelling, and interactive sessions are sought with content for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. "When it comes to the best ideas and getting results, community colleges are more often than not, the answer,” said NACCE Executive Director Heather Van Sickle. "We need presenters with strategies and solutions in entrepreneurship to make this, our 11th conference, worthy of an event that marks the start of our second decade of promoting entrepreneurship education as an effective tool for economic growth.”

This year’s conference tracks will focus on the five action steps that make up NACCE’s Presidents for Entrepreneurship Pledge. "These are actions that we believe are crucial for community colleges to advance entrepreneurship in their communities,” said Van Sickle.

The steps are:

1. Create or Expand Internal & External Teams Dedicated to Entrepreneurship

2. Increase Entrepreneurs' Engagement in Community Colleges

3. Engage in Industry Cluster Development

4. Leverage Both Community College and Community Assets to Spur Innovation and Job Creation

5. Create Buzz and Broad Exposure of your College's Commitment to Entrepreneurship

The full detail of the steps can be found at

Those wishing to submit proposals, get more details on the conference theme and content and understand how their proposals might fit into the conference tracks can learn more at: All submissions must be made online and completed by midnight Eastern Standard Time on Friday, March 29, 2013. Experts with accepted proposals will be notified midnight Eastern Standard Time on April 23, 2013.


The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) is an organization of educators, entrepreneurs, and distinguished business development professionals providing quality programs and services in entrepreneurship education and serving as advocates community-based entrepreneurship. Founded in 2002, NACCE is at the heart of the "entrepreneurship movement.” Through membership, an annual conference and exhibition, a quarterly journal, monthly webinars and podcasts, a dynamic list-serv, and other resources, NACCE serves as the hub for the dissemination and integration of knowledge and successful practices regarding entrepreneurship education and student business incubation. These programs and courses advance economic prosperity in the communities served by its member colleges. NACCE is a founding member of the White House-led Startup America Partnership. For more information, visit Follow NACCE on Twitter at @NACCE and like the NACCE – National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship page on Facebook.





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