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Sunday, October 8 - General Sessions

The Power of Partnership!

Date & Time: Sunday, October 8, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Audubon Ballroom

Audience: All attendees


  • "Welcome to NACCE 2017" Dr. Rebecca Corbin, President & CEO, NACCE
  • "Welcome from the Host College" Dr. Ken Atwater, President of Hillsborough Community College and NACCE Board member
  • "Tampa's Innovative Spirit" The Honorable Bob Buckhorn, Mayor of Tampa, FL
  • "The Power of Partnership" Dr. Gene Giovannini, NACCE Board Chair & Chancellor, Tarrant County College District
  • "Futurist Perspective on Innovative Leadership" J. Noah Brown, President & CEO, ACCT
  • “Entrepreneurial President of the Year Award Winner” Dr. Ben Dillard, Florence-Darlington Technical College (SC) presented by Dr. Susan May, Board Chair Elect & President, Fox Valley Technical College
  • "Zero Barriers: Why Your Ecosystem Matters" Andy Stoll, Senior Program Officer, Kauffmann Foundation

Monday, October 9 - General Sessions


Opportunities to Partner & Taking Action!

Date & Time: Monday, October 9, 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Location: Audubon Ballroom

Audience: All attendees


  • "Never Give Up" Mike deLazzer, Founding Member, Redbox
  • "Opportunities to Engage Non-Traditional Students Panel" Dr. Devin Stephenson, President, Northwest Florida State College, Dr. Paolo Narciso, Director, Income Security, AARP Foundation & Lisa Hutson, Director of the Small Business Development Center, Lorain County Community College
  • "Live Your Youlogy" Red Katz, President, Red Inspires

Luncheon | Entrepreneurial Chancellors, Presidents & Faculty - Models of Success


Date & Time: Monday, October 9, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Room: Audubon Ballroom 


  • “The Florida College System Innovative Best Practices: Community Partnerships and Student Success” Madeline Pumariega, Chancellor, Florida College System
  • Panel 1: "America’s Entrepreneurial Schools & Colleges Initiative: Igniting Innovation in Education" Dr. Gene Coulson, Executive Director, The Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education & Dr. Vic Adams, President & CEO, Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College 
  • Panel 2: "Robust Ecosystem Partnerships: Foundations, Universities and Community Colleges" Ms. Deborah Hoover, President & CEO, Burton D. Morgan Foundation, Mr. Raj Melville, Executive Director, Deshpande Foundation, Dr. Steven Tello, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Entrepreneurship & Economic Development, University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Dr. Marcia Ballinger, President, Lorain County Community College
  • “Heather Van Sickle Entrepreneurial College of the Year Award Winner” Hagerstown Community College (MD) accepted by Dr. Guy Altieri, President, Hagerstown Community College presented by Dr. Ed Massey, President, Indian River State College  

Evening Reception in the NACCE Marketplace

Date & Time: 
Monday, October 9, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Room: Audubon Promenade & Foyer


Tuesday, October 10 - General Sessions


Tap into the Power of Your Ecosystem

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 10, 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Location: Audubon Ballroom

Audience: All attendees


  • “Announcement of 2018 NACCE Conference” Members of the 2018 Conference Committee
  • "Government, Education & Philanthropic Leaders: Ecosystems That Thrive" Craig Buerstatte, Acting Director, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, U.S. Economic Development Administration
  • “Table Top Exercise Inspired by the Kauffman Foundation Eship Summit”- Joe Kapp, Entrepreneur In Residence, Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College and CEO of Behavioral Business
  • “The Michelson 20MM Foundation Intellectual Property Pilot” Mayra Lombera, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Michelson 20MM Foundation, Dana Nasser, Business Faculty, Santa Monica College and Nathan Khalil, Business Faculty, Santa Monica College

Taking Risks & Forming Effective Partnerships to Leverage Resources
- Luncheon & Afternoon General Session


Date & Time: Tuesday, October 10, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Audubon Ballroom

Audience: All attendees


  • "15 Years of NACCE Panel" Tim Putnam, Director, North Iowa Area Community College John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, Tim Mittan, Business Instructor, Southeast Community College and Diane Sabato, Professor, Business Administration, Springfield Technical Community College.
  • "Verizon Innovative Learning for Girls Pilot" Justina Nixon-Saintil, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Program Development, Verizon Foundation, Dr. Steve Schulz, NACCE Board Treasurer/Secretary & President, North Iowa Area Community College, Dr. Rebecca Corbin, President & CEO of NACCE, Dr. Michael Torrence, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, Volunteer State Community College
  • "Entrepreneurial Mindset: The Power of Human Connection" - Bree Langemo, JD., President, The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative

Wednesday, October 11 - General Sessions


Marshalling the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Your Community with Member Partners

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 11, 8:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: Audubon Ballroom

Audience: All attendees


  • Grab & Go Breakout Sessions & NACCE Breakout Focus Group Reports
  • 1 Million Cups & Half Cups Pitch Competition
  • NACCE Opportunities for Engagements - Publish, Mentor & Co-Create with other members

Presented By:

Dr. Rebecca Corbin
President & CEO


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