Sun, surf, and serious stuff!
The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange (ACERE) Conference is the premier Australian-based annual conference dedicated to the growth, support and promotion of entrepreneurship research and practice. It is designed to be a highly developmental and professionally rewarding experience for all delegates. Featuring high-calibre researchers from throughout the world, it’s a stand-out fixture on the academic and professional development calendar.
ACERE is organized by the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE) at Queensland University of Technology. The conference usually rotates to different locations, involving a local co-host. The 2016 Conference will be held at the Gold Coast campus of Griffith University at Southport, Queensland, with accommodation in Surfers Paradise (it was not named that for no reason) – it is a short tram ride direct from campus to your hotel. Griffith Business School is proud to host the conference and to show off its new building, the new tramway, and of course the fabulous Gold Coast, which is Australia’s premier tourist destination both summer and winter. The local mantra is that the weather here is “beautiful one day, fabulous the next!” (Some days don’t count.)
As always the ACERE Conference is an annual meeting of entrepreneurship researchers from Australia and around the world – a community of researchers who believe that sharing their current research and their expertise helps build entrepreneurship as a field of research and a force to build a better world.
But also it is a social gathering, of old and new friends, an extended family who have an annual reunion. Come back again this year, or join us for the first time this year – we welcome you with open hearts and minds.
There will be a wide range of informative and stimulating sessions, including:
- Keynote performances from pre-eminent international scholars
- Charlene Zietsma
- Bill Schultze
- Saras Sarasvathy.
- Plus our ‘regular’ pre-eminent scholars (like Dean Shepherd and Per Davidsson)
- Paper presentations in cognate session streams
- Paper development workshops with written feedback
- Lively networking and social functions
You can be assured that you will extract great value from your attendance and participation in this conference. The track themes will emerge as the abstracts (and later the papers) roll in. Entrepreneurship is a rapidly evolving and diversifying field – whatever your sub-field of entrepreneurship, your abstract is welcome – but please make sure it observes the guidelines.
The abstract submission portal will open on Friday 31 July 2015.
Abstracts are due on Monday 17 August 2015 at midnight AEST.
Full papers will be due on Monday 2 November 2015 at midnight AEST.
Registration will open in August. Registration fees are as follows, all fees are GST inclusive. Early Bird Registration closes 31 October:
Early Bird General Registration – $850.00
Standard General Registration – $950.00
Early Bird Student Registration – $500.00
Standard Student Registration – $550.00
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to welcoming you to the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia!
Evan Douglas – Professor of Entrepreneurship and Head of Marketing at Griffith Business School, Griffith University in Queensland, Australia.
Per Davidsson – Professor in Entrepreneurship and Director for the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE) at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia