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GCEC Virtual Connections Inaugural Session

Monday, May 18, 2020

In order to better connect GCEC members during this difficult time and to provide valuable insights outside of the annual conference, the GCEC is launching a new virtual roundtable series on a variety of topics for entrepreneurship center directors. These sessions will be held on the last Friday of each month.   Thanks for Jeff Reid, director of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative for organizing these virtual sessions and hosting the first session, and thanks to this month’s panelists: Vickie Gibbs, UNC; Elissa Grossman, USC; Gurpreet Jagpal, Suffolk; and Garret Westlake, Virginia Commonwealth.   

First Session
Entrepreneurship Centers in the COVID-19 Era
Date: May 29, 1-2pm Eastern US

How is your entrepreneurship center adapting to the new pandemic-affected landscape? Join us for a roundtable discussion to hear how your peers are leaning in, hunkering down, and Zooming through our many new challenges. The session will begin with opening comments by panelists followed by Q&A and discussion with audience participation encouraged. Mark your calendar: Future sessions of GCEC Virtual Connections will be held on the last Friday of each month at 1:00pm EDT. 

  • May 29
  • June 26
  • July 31
  • August 28

Host: Jeff Reid, Georgetown University

PANELISTS

Vickie Gibbs

Vickie Gibbs

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Gurpreet Jagpal

Gurpreet Jagpal

University of Suffolk

Elissa Grossman

Elissa Grossman

University of Southern California

Garret Westlake

Garret Westlake

Virginia Commonwealth University

Register Here

NOW ACCEPTING PROPOSALSFOR GCEC VEGAS BREAK-OUT SESSIONSIncredible things are happening at entrepreneurship centers across the globe and the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers annual conference is the perfect place to share what you’ve experienced. Break out sessions are the perfect opportunity for you to share your expertise and lessons learned with your peers. There will be four session types at the conference: Talk, Workshop, Panel, and Roundtable — all sessions will be allocated 30 or 60-minutes. GCEC Vegas is looking for speakers to present under one of the following themes: 

  1. Entrepreneurship Education
  2. Entrepreneurship Education: Beyond the Business School
  3. Social Impact and Entrepreneurship
  4. Ethics and Entrepreneurship
  5. Inclusion and Diversity
  6. Engaging the Community
  7. Incubators, Accelerators, and Start-Up Capital
  8. Global Entrepreneurship
  9. Entrepreneurship Tools and Tips: Vendors and Uses
  10. Scholarly research: the intersection of research with teaching, startups, and the center
  11. Novel facilities to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation
  12. The Center: How, What, Where, Why?
  13. Entrepreneurial Outcomes
  14. Other Topics

  If accepted to present at the conference, all presenters are expected to register prior to the conference deadline, October 9, 2020. Deadline for Panel Proposal Submissions: June 6, 2020. Submit Proposal Here

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