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Sunday, June 16th 2019

California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference

A Spring Board for Idea Sharing Amongst Entrepreneurship Educators

At the 2018 California Entrepreneurship Educator Conference attendees will be able to hear from a lineup of leading entrepreneurship educators, researchers and thought leaders in the industry. This conference is highly interactive, creating an environment to learn more, share and collaborate. Attending this conference allows educators from all around the country to learn more, network, and engage with one another to help bring something new to entrepreneurship education back to their schools. We invite you to get inspired and see how to push the envelope in entrepreneurship education and learn how to successfully help future entrepreneurs along their paths.

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April 12th, 2018: Pre-Conference Activities

This year, participants who attend the conference will have two Pre-Conference activities to choose from:

Option #1: Design Thinking for Entrepreneur Educators

CEO’s, according to a recent IBM study, have ranked creativity as the number one attribute they look for in new employees. And creativity and problem solving plays a significant role in entrepreneurship. By joining us in a design thinking interactive workshop during the CEEC, educators will collaborate to identify ways students can generate new ideas and solve problems using Design Thinking. Empathizing with the modern student, and defining the problems in our teaching environments, participants will use divergent thinking to create multiple solutions to these problems.

Following this workshop, participants will learn how we have organized and currently run our highly successful campus incubator: The Zahn Innovation Platform Launchpad.

Join us and other motivated educators at the California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference this April as we “creatively disrupt” education. Register today, seating is limited. The Design Thinking and Incubator workshop are both included in the full conference fee.

Option #2: Baja Innovation Tour (limited to first 25 registrants)

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This year, we have added an exclusive tour for conference guests to attend a one of kind innovation tour of Baja California, Mexico. During this tour, we will explore the emerging entrepreneurship climate around the entertainment, IT, food, and wine industries. Participants will have a chance to meet and interact with local entrepreneurs. We will visit places such as MindHUB and the CETYS Universidad campus in Ensenada. To close off the evening, we will enjoy food and wine at the famous Valle De Guadalupe winery Cuatro Cuatros. This tour will give us the opportunity to network with peers and counterparts at CETYS Universidad.

Registration for this tour is an extra $75 and includes transportation on both sides of the border and one wine tasting at Cuatro Cuatros. Lunch is not included. Participants attending the tour must bring their passport since we will be crossing the international border. Please register along with the conference fee.

By end of March, all registrants of the Baja Innovation Tour will receive an email with additional information regarding logistics.

Baja Itinerary:

8:00 am – Meet at SDSU

9:00 am – Arrive at International Border

9:30 am – 11:00 am – MIND Hub

11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Drive to Ensenada

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Drive to CETYS Universidad

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Sessions at CETYS

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Drive to Valle de Guadalupe

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Wine tasting at Cuatro Cuatros Winery

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Drive back to Int’l Border

8:00 pm – Arrive back to SDSU

April 13th & 14th: An immersive and interactive two-day conference:

We will explore the research and pedagogy process and receive valuable insights from leading entrepreneurship researchers and educators. The conference will consist of interactive days dedicated to entrepreneurship in the classroom, looking at how educators can "creatively disrupt" research and pedagogy in interesting ways.

Breakfast and lunch will be included.

Please contact Pamela Razo at You can also call at (619) 594-2781 for additional conference information.

2018 Conference Sponsors


USCM Sponsors


Conference Partners

Aalto Ventures Program

Abertay University (UK)

American University

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

California State University, Northridge

David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

Heriot-Watt University, Dubai

John Carroll University

Oklahoma State University

University of Calgary

Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship

San Diego State University

Universitat Jaume I, Spain

University of North Carolina Wilmington

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

University of Southern California

Building the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

The Lavin Entrepreneurship Center at San Diego State University serves SDSU students, entrepreneurs and business leaders through entrepreneurial curriculum, workshops, internships, resources and events. For information browse the Programs section of our website, subscribe to the Lavin Center Calendar and sign up for the Center's Entrepreneurial Fuel Newsletter. Entrepreneur resources such as the Lavin Center resume guide, marketing and business planning tools and more can be found in the Resources section of our site.

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