Doctoral Consortium

The ACERE Doctoral Consortium is by invitation only.

All participants were required to submit an EOI and a Research Summary – this process has now closed and all successful participants have now been notified.  If you were accepted to attend the 2017 ACERE 2017 you must also be fully registered to attend the conference.

Accepted participants can click here for the 2017 ACERE DC program.

The full day session at RMIT, Swanston Street, Melbourne: Tuesday 7nd of February, 2017 – 9:00 – 17.30 including lunch, morning tea and afternoon

Final close and summary at NAB The Village: Friday 10th of February, 2016 13.30-15.00

The ACERE Doctoral Consortium is designed to give students the opportunity to:

  • Get expert feedback on specific challenges you face in your research
  • Meet leading International and Australian Entrepreneurship researchers
  • Share experiences and build a network with other doctoral students
  • Get first-hand experience of the review process
  • Gain tips and tricks for finishing, finding a job and surviving the process

The program provides the opportunity to pitch and receive feedback on your research and any specific challenges you face in an informal discussion setting. Hear from experts on developing and using theory and research design.  You will also get key insights into what happens after the PhD.


Anna Jenkins, The University of Queensland

Erik Lundmark, Macquarie University

Important Dates

Full paper submission deadline: 20 November

Educational Forum/Industry Forum Submission Deadline: 10 December

Application for Doctoral Consortium: 10 December

PDWs Submission Deadline: 10 December

Registration Early-Bird Price: 21 December


ACERE 2024 Program Schedule

Doctoral Consortium (Monday 5th February all day)

Paper Development Workshops (Tuesday 6th February – 9am – 3pm)

Educators/Industry Forum (Tuesday 6th February – 9am – 3pm)

Main Conference (Tuesday 6th (from 3:30 pm), Wednesday 7th (all day), Thursday 8th (all day) – Conference begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday 6th)

Social events

Welcome Drinks at The Old Clare Hotel, Tuesday 6th February, 5:30-7:00 PM

Gala Event and Awards at MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art)- Wednesday, 7th February, 6:30-10:30 PM

 Closing drinks at Aerial Conference Centre Thursday 8th February 5-6 PM


As a first-time participant and a new doctoral student just 6 months in, the conference has been extremely useful for me in terms of my own personal learning and in meeting new, liked-minded individuals. I would definitely encourage more of my friends to apply the conference in the future.

Participant in 2023 Edition of ACERE