Who is coming to ACERE?

The ACERE 2020 abstract submission portal is open! 

Deadline for abstract submission: July 8, 2019

ACERE2020 will take us to the beautiful city of Adelaide, which is famous for its many festivals and sporting events, its long beachfronts, and its food and wines (e.g., Barossa Valley) and we are very pleased to co-host this year’s conference with The University of South Australia.

As every year, please expect the following:

  1. A very strong group of invited international high-caliber researchers in key roles. For 2020 we can already confirm Dean Shepherd, David Audretsch, Sara Carter and Per Davidsson  (plus others)
  2. A highly developmental format throughout, and in particular for those who opt for a “Paper Development Session“. In these you get comprehensive feedback from peers who have read your paper as well as from your chair, who is a highly experienced international researcher. The conference also features a doctoral consortium.
  3. The conference is completely devoted to entrepreneurship scholarship and its size is manageable; some 100-150 participants, making for a very enjoyable experience.
  4. ACERE is a highly international conference, with 1/3 of participants coming from Europe and North America and with representation from a range of other countries in both hemispheres.
  5. Check the testimonials from participants on the ACERE website.
  6. If you’re from the Northern hemisphere, February is a very good time to go…somewhere else, like Australia.
  7. Special social events during the conference (just ask participants of the last ACERE in Sydney this February).

So we hope to see you in Adelaide next February,

With best wishes,

Martin Obschonka
Director, Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research, QUT Business School

Go to the ACERE Keynote and Panelists page for more info

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