ACERE continues this week ‘virtually’ with the ever popular PDS sessions – these sessions are always in high demand and this year is no exception! The Paper Development Sessions are expert-led roundtable discussions of selected papers that were submitted to the main academic program of ACERE. The goal of PDS sessions is to facilitate in-depth quality feedback on these papers in a small group setting. #paperreview #academic #conference #acere2021
ACERE2021 – the Australian Entrepreneurship Research Exchange – takes place this week and we are delighted to welcome all delegates and presenters.
ACERE2021 has to be in a virtual mode this year – with the standard format:
- Entrepreneurship Educators Forum (whole day forum involving educators, researchers, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders)
- Doctoral Consortium (whole day workshop bringing together PhD students and senior top entrepreneurship scholars)
- Paper Presentation Sessions (Authors presenting their papers with discussions)
- Paper Development Sessions (Authors get developmental feedback from senior scholar in an interactive way)
- Social activity (e.g., the Grand Social Thursday night with Per Davidsson’s Entrepreneurship Research Quiz)
We like to thank Prof Dean Shepherd, Prof. Michael Frese (Asia Business School), Prof. Per Davidsson (QUT), Dr. Anna Jenkins (University of Queensland), Prof. Justin Craig (Bond University), Dr. Baden Uren (Bond University), Prof. Rowena Barrett, AsProf. Marilyn Uy (Nanyang Technological University), AsProf. Paul Spee (University of Queensland), Dr. Scott Gordon, (University of Adelaide) and Dr. Frederik von Briel (University of Queensland) and many others for their support for this year’s ACERE.
#ACERE2021 #entrepreneurship #research #conference
Big thanks to Baden Uren, Bond University, and Rowena Barrett, QUT Entrepreneurship for organising this. Many schools, unis and entrepreneurs involved! Amazing to see what’s happening in Australia re Entrepreneurship Education in schools and unis, and how things evolve.
ACERE 2021 will be completely virtual. Due to the ongoing uncertainty with the COVID-19 crisis we refrain from organising physical events this year. We are looking forward to the conference.
Thursday 11 February 2021 & Friday 12 February 2021 – Online Interactive Paper Program
We are currently scheduling all regular paper sessions to be totally online and available via the conference APP.
- The 20-minute video presentations will be made available to all who have registered for the conference.
- The links will be activated from Thursday 11 February and will stay active for a number of weeks following the conference to allow delegates to view in their own time.
- During the two days (11 and 12 February) the presentations will be grouped into 2-hour sessions hosted by our committee members and available via a zoom link where delegates and authors will be able to join a Q&A for that themed session.
Thursday 11 February 2021 & Friday 12 February 2021 – F2F Interactive Program
As we move closer to the conference dates it now seems that it may be possible for some F2F events to be held at Bond University on the Gold Coast.
Professor Martin Obschonka QUT-ACE and Professor Justin Craig Bond U are currently working on developing this program which will be held physically at Bond U on the Gold Coast. These sessions will comprise of workshops on academic career development for early- and mid-career researchers, discussions of emerging research topics and fields, the link between entrepreneurship research, education and practice, and updates on academic publishing and top journals. The F2F event will provide ample opportunity for physical attendees to interact with each other and to get in contact with senior scholars and thought leaders.
- Once registered for the 2021 ACER conference there will be no additional fee for joining the F2F program at Bond University.
- Some light catering will be provided during the F2F session times.
- If and where possible some of these F2F events will be live-streamed and/or recorded. These will be made available to our online delegates via the conference APP
The PDS sessions at ACERE are always in high demand and this year is no exception. In 2021 the PDS roundtables will run via zoom links provided to only those who are involved in the PDS sessions. These PDS roundtable zoom meetings will be scheduled over a couple of weeks during February to accommodate the time zones of those involved. They will not be recorded. However, the 20-minute video presentations of each of these papers will be made available to all delegates via the conference APP. Delegates are more than welcome to contact the authors directly if they wish to provide feedback or ask questions.
Organising the PDS sessions does take some time, effort and pre-planning, and again we thank Dr Scott Gordon University of Adelaide, and Dr Frederik von Briel University of Queensland for the excellent work they have done in past years and again for the 2021 PDS sessions.
Authors accepted to the PDS will be notified in due course along with all instructions on when and how to access the zoom roundtable.
Wednesday 10 February 2021 – ACERE Doctoral Consortium (DC)
The sessions will be run in mixed-modal format allowing for in-person interaction at Bond University, virtual interaction, or both. Your registration to the DC is included in your ACERE Conference registration.
Many thanks to Dr Anna Jenkins University of Queensland, and Associate Professor Marilyn Uy Nanyang Technological University who are currently developing the DC program.
The 2021 ACERE DC will cover the following topics:
- Ask the experts you most pressing questions. We will collect answers from the very best from around the globe as well as our local experts
- Sessions on ‘research methods’, ‘finishing the thesis and finding a job’ and ‘insights into the big research projects keeping Australian academics busy’
- Dedicated opportunities for networking with senior scholars – F2F and online
Click here to submit your expression of interest to participate in the ACERE Doctoral Consortium.
Tuesday 9 February 2021 – Entrepreneurship Educator’s Forum (EEF)
The Forum will operate in high flex mode allowing for in-person interaction on site at Bond University and virtual participation or both. Your registration to the EEF is included in your ACERE Conference registration. Dr Baden Uren Bond University and Professor Rowena Barrett QUT Entrepreneurship are collaborating on the program for the forum.
The 2021 theme for the forum is… Entrepreneurship Education: What are you doing, how are you doing it, and how do you know you are achieving your objectives?
Entrepreneurship education has grown significantly in recent years and clear agreement on what is, and how it is best developed and delivered for maximum impact on participants learning and career is yet to emerge. The Forum seeks to unpack issues around entrepreneurship education ad inform the further development of programs in a variety of educational settings.
Written submissions outlining the content of 7 minute TEDx style video presentations are open until CoB Monday 18 January. In your submission, please outline your topic and the way it speaks to the Forum theme in 300 words. You will be notified of acceptance and presentation time by CoB Friday 22 January. Click here to upload your submission.
Further details about the keynote speakers and the program will be made available in the coming weeks.
Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, ACERE 2021 will be different than the previous ones.
The 2021 conference will keep the typical ACERE structure (Doctoral Consortium, Educators Forum, Interactive Paper Presentations, Paper Development Sessions, Panel Discussions, Best Paper Awards Session, Social Events) but will be offered via on online format that allows all participants, including international participants from various continents, to participate in all types of sessions in a way that guarantees a high-level of academic exchange. This also involves high-caliber keynote speakers. The conference will be accessible through our conference APP and website. Once registered you will receive instructions on how to set up the conference APP.
In 2021 you will have 24hr access to the ‘ACERE Social Zoom Room’ to meet with other conference participants during the conference week. The link to the ‘ACERE Social Zoom Room’ will be made available to you via the Conference APP.
Importantly, we also plan for a few activities to be held offline (physical location at Bond University, Gold Coast) – so ACERE 2021 will be a hybrid format, essentially (but those participants that cannot attend physically do not miss anything and benefit from the whole program via interactive online formats over 4 conference days).
In addition, for those that can travel and participate physically, we organised an on-site physical program at Bond University, Gold Coast, (face to face F2F) which will run from Tuesday 9 February through to Friday 12 February 2021, organised and hosted by members of the ACERE academic committee. These sessions will comprise of workshops on academic career development for early- and mid-career researchers, discussions of emerging research topics and fields, the link between entrepreneurship research, education and practice, and updates on academic publishing and top journals. We will also provide ample opportunity for physical attendees to interact with each other and to get in contact with senior scholars and thought leaders.
Sign up as an academic reviewer for the 2021 ACERE conference!
A big thank you to everyone who submitted their scholarly work for consideration for the 2021 ACERE conference. The presenting authors for this year’s conference will soon submit their full papers for reviewing. As in past years we would very much appreciate your assistance with this very important process and do hope that you will consider signing up as an ACERE reviewer.
- The reviewing period for full papers will begin on 1 December 2020
- All written reviews are to be completed and uploaded no later than 31 December 2020.
- Your comments will then be sent to the submitting author, and IMPORTANTLY your ratings will be used for the ACERE BEST PAPER AWARD process.
ACERE 2021 (Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange), which in this year is co-organized by QUT and Bond University, will be held 9 to 12 February 2021.
Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, ACERE 2021 will be different than the previous ones. The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research together with the ACERE Academic Committee, comprised of leading entrepreneurship scholars from Australia and the greater region, has worked hard on a conference format that guarantees the high academic quality of the conference and enables a high level of academic exchange in an effective way.
The 2021 conference will keep the typical ACERE structure (Doctoral Consortium, Educators Forum, Interactive Paper Presentations, Paper Development Workshops, Panel Discussions, Best Paper Awards Session, Social Events) but will be offered via on online format that allows all participants, including international participants from various continents, to participate in all types of sessions in a way that guarantees a high-level of academic exchange. This also involves high-caliber keynote speakers, like in every ACERE.
Importantly, we also plan for a few activities to be held offline (physical location in Brisbane and Gold Coast in collaboration with Bond University) – so ACERE 2021 will be a hybrid format, essentially (but those participants that cannot attend physically do not miss anything and benefit from the whole program via interactive online formats over 4 conference days that provide the “authentic” ACERE feeling).
The conference will be accessible through our conference APP and website. In order to make sure of the smooth running of the conference program, all authors who have submitted a paper by 10 December will be required to submit a pre-recorded 20-minute video presentation by 31 December 2020. All details about the new conference format and how to register will be made available to each author as the program is developed. All presenting authors are expected to be registered by 10 January 2020 for their paper to be included in the program.
At this stage we expect the online registration fee to be: General AUD 100, Student AUD 50
We hope to see you virtually or physically at ACERE 2021!
Stay safe and sincerely,