California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference 2023


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Date: April 20 - 22, 2023
Location: Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center,
                San Diego State University,
                San Diego, California 
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After two years of being online, we are excited to announce that the Ninth Annual California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference is back in person! Join San Diego State University’s Lavin Entrepreneurship Center for three days of meaningful experiences that will transform your approach as professional educators and researchers.

The 2023 CEEC theme is ReEngage. In recent years, entrepreneurship educators and researchers have experienced unprecedented levels of change due to the Covid-19 pandemic, emerging industry 4.0 technologies, calls for a greater emphasis on sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion. Our challenge has been to both define and adjust to a new normal environment brought on by these global trends. Such powerful forces require creative thinking and a willingness to adapt.

At 2023 CEEC: ReEngage we will bring together leading educators and researchers in our field to share best practices with our conference participants. Towards this end, we invite all interested educators, and researchers to consider submitting a proposal to participate on the conference agenda.

To Submit proposals by February 21st, 2023 click here. We are interested in sessions that will engage our conference participants to wrestle with these challenges as we think about new approaches to teaching and research in our field.

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The Pre-Conference will take place on Thursday April 20th, 2023 in both Baja California and San Diego. The 2023 California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference: ReEngage will take place on Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd at San Diego State University. During the conference, participants will explore entrepreneurship education and research pedagogy methodologies and best practices.

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Pre- Conference Option 1 - This year, we have organized a one of a kind innovation tour of Baja California’s Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico’s premiere wine region. During this tour, we will explore the emerging cross-border entrepreneurial community between Baja and San Diego which centers around the entertainment, IT, food, and wine industries. Participants will have a chance to meet and interact with local entrepreneurs and see how they are transforming the region into a world-class wine and craft beer destination. Registration for this tour is an extra cost and includes transportation on both sides of the border, lunch, and wine tasting. Passports will be required to cross the border. Click here to learn more about this option and register for this tour!

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Pre-Conference Option 2 - Additional programming will be hosted at San Diego State University on Thursday April 20th for those not attending the Baja California tour.We are putting together programs related to our well-known ZIP Launchpad incubator facility and other pedagogical approaches used in our undergraduate and graduate programs. Click here to learn more about this option and register!




Why is this CEEC conference so special?

This is the last CEEC conference that will be hosted by Dr. Alex DeNoble. During his 40-year career at SDSU, Dr. DeNoble has taken on many roles, but he is most proud to be Executive Director of the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center. His years of dedication and service to entrepreneurship education has bolstered his reputation as an expert in the field. He has earned many awards for his leadership such as the Presidential Award and Lifetime Achievement Award from ICSB, the Justin G. Longenecker Fellow from USASBE and the Karl Vesper Entrepreneurship Pioneer Award from the Experiential Classroom Program.

Why Attend?

  • Stats and Quotes from 2020 CEEC ReImagine:
    • 124 out of 125 attendees would recommend
    • 87.2% rated the conference as ‘very good’ or better
  • “A tremendous journey of learning with renowned entrepreneurial leaders. I would love to do it again.”
  • “Probably the best content of any entrepreneurship conference attended”
  • “A MUST see event. Very glad that I attended this conference. So informative.”

Read more information on our website here, and for questions and interested sponsors, please email Sarah Ainsworth at [email protected] or Anna Skulteti at [email protected].