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


Abstract submission: 

15 July to 30 September 2023

Notification of acceptance: 15 October 2023

Full Paper submission: 15 November 2023

Final Paper Acceptance Notification: 15 December 2023

Early Bird Registration: 15 December 2023 to 31 December 2023

Late Registration: 1 January 2024 to 15 January 2024

Conference Dates: 5-9 February 2024

PDWs, Educators’ Forum, Industry Forums, and Doctoral Consortium Dates and Deadlines will be updates as soon as they are confirmed.


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