California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference 2024


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Proposal Submission Deadline - October 20, 2023 by 11:59 pm PST


The Lavin Entrepreneurship Center is pleased to announce the Tenth Annual California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference (CEEC). After the successful 2023 conference, we are excited to continue the tradition of bringing together leading educators and researchers in the field of entrepreneurship!

The theme for the 2024 CEEC is Empower. In recent years, we have seen a significant increase in interest in entrepreneurship and innovation, as more and more people are recognizing the importance of these fields in creating positive change and driving economic growth. However, we still face challenges in empowering students and entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups, and in ensuring that entrepreneurship education and opportunities are accessible to all.

At CEEC 2024: Empower, we will bring together educators and researchers to share best practices and engage in discussions around empowering entrepreneurship education and research. We invite all interested educators and researchers to submit proposals to participate in the conference.

The conference will take place at San Diego State University on Friday, April 19 and Saturday April 20, 2024. A conference kick-off event will be held on Wednesday, April 17 evening and pre-conference events will be held on Thursday, April 18.

We are interested in proposals that will engage our conference participants to discuss and explore empowering entrepreneurship education and research. We encourage research proposals on entrepreneurship that are rigorous, relevant, and contribute to advancing the field. For submissions focused on pedagogy, we welcome proposals that utilize diverse research designs and assessments, including pre- and post-tests, to measure and evaluate tools and frameworks for enhancing entrepreneurial competencies and actions. We invite interested educators and researchers to submit 2-page proposals by October 20, 2023. The submission portal will be open from Monday, September 18, 2023 to Friday, October 20, 2023. Each participant is allowed to submit a maximum of two proposals. 




In addition to the aforementioned sub-themes, we invite proposals on a wide array of entrepreneurship research topics. These may include the new venture creation process, venture financing, entrepreneur characteristics (such as passion, resilience, cognition, etc.), entrepreneurial networks, and entrepreneurial ecosystems, among others. 


Sumbmission Guidelines:


All submissions must follow the guidelines, click here [PDF version]  


Become a sponsor:


To sponsor CEEC 2024 events and sessions, click here.


Key Dates:


  • September 18, 2023 - Proposal Submission Portal Open 
  • October 20, 2023 - Submit Proposals by 11:59 pm PST (This is California Time Zone)
  • Early-December, 2023 – Decision Notification Sent
  • December 11, 2023 - Registration System Open
  • April 17-18, 2024 –Kickoff and Pre-Conference Events 
  • April 19-20, 2024 – Conference Keynotes and Presentations

For any questions regarding CEEC 2024, please contact Professor Mujtaba Ahsan ([email protected]).




Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center,
San Diego State University,
San Diego, California 
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We look forward to seeing you at CEEC 2024: Empower!


Check out our California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference 2023

Here are few special moments from CEEC 2023: