Registration now open

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.


Important Dates

  • Abstract submission: 15 July to 15 September 2024 
  • Notification of acceptance to conference: 15 October 2024 
  • Full Paper Submission: 15 November 2024 
  • Final Full Paper Presentation Acceptance Notification: 15 December 2024 
  • Early Bird Registration: 15 December 2024 to 31 December 2024 
  • Late Registration: 1 January 2025 to 15 January 2025 
  • Conference Dates: 10-14 February 2025
  • Venue: Deakin University, Deakin Downtown   


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