The Conference

This prestigious conference has a rich history of fostering academic exchange, advancing knowledge, and shaping innovation policy and practice in the field of entrepreneurship. It has supported the very substantial growth, quality and impact of Australasian scholarship for more than 20 years.

The journey of the ACERE conference began 21 years ago under the visionary leadership of Murray Gillin (the conference formerly named AGSE), with a mission to connect entrepreneurship scholars and advance their impact. Initially organised by Swinburne University, the conference later found a new home at QUT. Under the stewardship of Per Davidsson, it evolved into a globally recognized event known for nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurship scholars by linking them with leading experts worldwide. We are thrilled to announce that the ACERE conference will now serve as the flagship event for the newly established Australasian Consortium for Entrepreneurship Research Excellence (ACERE).

The conference attracts approximately 150 scholars each year, with participation from around the globe. For example, in 2024, we had attendees from 34 countries in Asia, Europe, North and South America, and Africa.

The conference is widely known as a developmental conference, with activities to support the development of both research and education of academics at all stages of their careers. The conference features:

  • Paper Presentations: Engaging sessions where researchers present their papers, receive peer feedback, and engage in meaningful discussions to enhance their work.
    • Paper Development Workshops (PDWs): In collaboration with leading journals in entrepreneurship, these workshops will provide researchers with individual feedback on their work by leading academics. PDWs offer valuable insights into publishing in prestigious academic journals with guidance on research methodologies, theoretical frameworks, and best practices in scholarly writing.
    • Keynote Presentations: Notable thought leaders in our field or adjacent fields provide thought-provoking presentations, engage in interactive panel sessions, and are accessible to participants at networking events. Find out more about past Keynote presenters here
    • Doctoral Consortium: A dedicated program for doctoral students to engage with leading experts, receive feedback on their research, and enhance their academic and professional development.Educators’ Forum: A platform for educators to share innovative teaching approaches, discuss pedagogical challenges, and exchange best practices in entrepreneurship education.Industry Forum: This platform provides industry professionals, entrepreneurs, and policymakers a unique opportunity to share their experiences, insights, and perspectives on entrepreneurship.
    • Networking Events: Networking opportunities and social gatherings that facilitate meaningful connections, collaborations, and the building of lasting relationships among conference participants.  

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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