ACERE 2022 – First Call For Abstracts

Please join us for ACERE 2022 (8 to 11 February 2022), co-organised by the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (QUT) and Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship AGSE, School of Business, Law and Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology.

After careful consideration of the current situation and potential future scenarios, the ACERE Academic Committee decided unanimously that ACERE 2022 will take place.

The ACERE Executive Board has decided that we are going to plan this conference to be on a ‘face-to-face basis’. This means that we are going to work on the assumption that at the very minimum, an Australia-New Zealand travel bubble will be in effect.

For our international colleagues, you will have the ability to join us virtually (except the physical social events) if the borders of Australia remain closed. If there are travel restrictions within the Australia-New-Zealand region, we will also be prepared to switch to online mode.

Because of our burst of optimist and the “long time no see” feeling, we want to create a memorable experience and therefore we will have some important news on this year’s program (stay tuned).

While the conference continues to cover all themes and aspects of entrepreneurship research, we can already reveal that the special theme of the 2022 ACERE Conference will be “Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Commercialisation of Research”.

We can also announce that, like in the past years, we will also run the ACERE Doctoral Consortium and the ACERE Educators Forum as part of the ACERE 2022 conference along with having several keynotes from distinguished senior scholars and experts in the field of entrepreneurship research and practice.

While we acknowledge the level of uncertainty that many entrepreneurship researchers around the world are facing these days, the abstract submission portal opens on 17 August 2021 and will close on 17 September 2021. 

So please join us and contribute to this great community spirit that makes entrepreneurship research and the ACERE conference so special.

We are anticipating the conference fees will be in the range of $350 for standard delegates, and $150 for PhD students.

Please note: The conference covers all themes and aspects of entrepreneurship research. An invitation to submit full papers for presentation at the conference is upon acceptance to of your abstract. Further notification of acceptances and the mode of delivery will be emailed to the submitting authors by early October 2021 along with additional information on what form the conference may take and how you might deliver your presentation and interact with conference participants.  Full papers will be due on or before 5 November 2021 (only full papers submitted on or before this date will be peer-reviewed, will qualify for awards, and will qualify to be nominated for a PDS Session).

Let us make ACERE 2022 at Swinburne in Melbourne a very positive and valued experience for you and your colleagues. The 2022 conference partner, Swinburne University of Technology, together with the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research, are working on an exciting academic and social program.  

Please feel welcome to forward this invitation to your colleagues and students.

Martin Obschonka
Director QUT ACE, Chair ACERE Academic Committee

Mile Terziovski
Head of Department, Business Technology and Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology, Co-Chair ACERE 2022

Rui Torres de Oliveira
QUT ACE, ACERE 2022 Co-Chair ACERE 2022

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