Best Paper Award – Sponsored by the Entrepreneurship Commercialisation and Innovation Centre, The University of Adelaide.

‘Academic Entrepreneurship: A Multilevel Examination Of Individual, Subunit and Organization Effects’ – Annelore Huyghe, Vangelis Souitaris and Mirjam Knockaert.

Paper of Distinction Award in Social Entrepreneurship – Sponsored by the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research, Queensland University of Technology.

‘Social and Commercial Entrepreneurs – Where are the Differences? – Nicole Siebold and Charlott Menke

Paper of Distinction Award in Family Business – Sponsored by Family Business Education and Research Group, The University of Adelaide

‘Family Ownership, Multiunit Franchising Strategies, And Performance’ – Andrey Kretinin and Sergey Anokin

award plaque and winners


To download a detailed copy of the full draft program, please view the 2015 Program here.

ACERE Program2015FINAL is available here.  A hard copy of the handbook will be provided on arrival.

Overall Program

The overall draft 2015 Program is outlined below.  Times are subject to change an are an estimate only.  The final program will be available approximately mid-January.

Pre-Conference – Monday 2 February

Barossa Valley Wine Tour (times TBC)

Experience the Barossa Valley, get to know your conference buddies, and unwind before you enter a week of intense research exchange that will launch you in to the next phase of your research.  We’ve put together a pre-conference tour for the Monday 2 February and we’d love you to join us.  For around $100 we’ll take you on a tour of the Barossa Valley wine region.  The Barossa is one of the world’s great wine regions, renowned for its food and wine, cultural experiences and easy-going lifestyle.  If you would like to join us on this tour, send an email to

Conference Day 1 – Tuesday 3 February

09.00am – 05.30pm – Doctoral Consortium (by invitation only)

09:00am – 05:00pm – *Forum presented by University of Adelaide and supported by DIMTRE, Adelaide City Council and ECIC: Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Regional Development: Bridging the Valley of Death and Capturing Value in Regions. *Please note, this is not included in your conference registration and please click here to find out more.

06.00pm – 08:00pm – Welcome Reception and registration, University of Adelaide

Conference Day 2 – Wednesday 3 February

09:00am – 04:30pm – Conference in session, University of Adelaide

06:30pm – 10:30pm – Social Networking event – We will travel on an historic private tram to Sammy’s on the Marina, Glenelg, where we will enjoy a delightful cocktail party on the beachside.

Conference Day 3 – Thursday 4 February

09:00am – 04:30pm – Conference in session, University of Adelaide

07:00pm – 10:30pm – Awards Gala Dinner, Adelaide Oval – Adelaide Oval has long provided the perfect location to host private functions and events. As one of South Australia’s most impressive venues – boasting picturesque views of the hallowed turf, the city, St Peter’s Cathedral and more – we will celebrate in this unique setting the achievements of our colleagues.

Conference Day 4 – Friday 5 February

09:00am – 02:00pm – Conference in session, University of Adelaide

02:00pm – 03:00pm – Doctoral Consortium wrap up (by invitation only)



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