ACERE 2025 Call for Abstracts

Deakin University, Melbourne, 10-14 February

The Developmental Entrepreneurship Conference  

We invite scholars, researchers, doctoral students, and industry practitioners to submit abstracts for consideration at ACERE 2025. This is an excellent opportunity to present and discuss your research findings with a diverse community of experts in entrepreneurship. In light of the recent establishment of the Australasian Consortium for Entrepreneurship Research Excellence, the conference’s main theme is “Shaping the Future of Entrepreneurship Scholarship in Australia and Beyond.”

ACERE 2025 will be hosted by Deakin University and co-organized with the Australasian Consortium for Entrepreneurship Research Excellence. The conference will take place in Melbourne, at the Deakin Downtown venue, from February 12th to 14th, with preconference events on the 10th and 11th.

ACERE 2025 will feature the best ACERE, including the Doctoral Consortium, Educators Forum, Industry Forum, Interactive Paper Presentations, PDWs, Best Paper Awards, and Social Events. The Industry Forum will bring together academics and non-academics to tackle important entrepreneurship-related issues.

Stay tuned for more details on the PDWs, Doctoral Consortium, Educators Forum, Industry Forum, and Social Events.

Key dates:

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 September 2024
  • Conference Acceptance Notification: Mid-October 2024 
  • Full Paper Submission: 15 November 2024
  • Paper Presentation Format Notification: Mid-December 2024 
  • DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM: 10 February – more information to come
  • EDUCATORS FORUM: 11 February – more information to come
  • INDUSTRY FORUM: 14 February – more information to come
  •  We are pleased to announce that the abstract submission portal is now open!

Submission Guidelines are included in the submission system and are accessible here.

Please check our website, ACERE 2025, for upcoming details, and do not hesitate to email us at


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"As an early career researcher, the ACERE 2024 conference has been incredibly beneficial for my personal and professional development. The sessions were highly informative, and I had the chance to meet many like-minded individuals. I would definitely encourage more of my colleagues to attend the conference in the future!"

Participant in 2024 Edition of ACERE