Call for workshop proposals


Unlike more traditional academic events, the conference will focus on problems and questions rather than on ready-made solutions and presentations of research findings.

This year there are two calls, one for research papers and the other for practitioner development workshops. Each author can appear in maximum of 2 abstracts/proposals. Regardless of the submission, the focus on questions, challenges and problems should be central throughout. All submitted proposals will be double blind peer-reviewed and feedback provided on submissions.

Following the unique format of the conference, please note that all sessions, regardless of type, will be expected to follow the same guidelines:

  • Unplugged – no power point or PC, but whiteboards and flipcharts are provided
  • Discussion – Each session shall be no longer than 40 minutes (maximum 10 minute unplugged presentation and 30 minutes interactive Q&A/discussion)
  • All papers and briefings provided for a session will be read by delegates in advance.

Specific Guidelines for Practitioner Development Workshops (PDW) Proposals

All PDW Proposals should address ‘Questions we care about’. A Best PDW Prize will be awarded for the best question.

Sessions should focus on an issue in practice, such as the development and delivery of enterprise and entrepreneurship courses, pedagogic practice and learner communities, programme development and entrepreneurial learner journeys, extra-curricular initiatives, education strategy or stakeholder engagement. The purpose of the session is to share practice and provide opportunities for discussion around the track theme.

It is particularly important that presenters include approaches that will encourage interaction and will draw out contributions from the audience. As this is a research conference, we are interested to receive submissions that present examples of practice that have been informed by published research, however this is not an essential requirement for submission.

Proposals should not exceed two (2) single-spaced pages, and may not exceed the maximum limit of 500 words. The author(s) name and information should NOT appear anywhere on the abstract. If your name appears on more than 2 proposals, we will ask you to withdraw the additional proposal.

Proposals should include the following information:

  • importance of the topic for entrepreneurship education research and/or practice
  • questions, challenges and problems to be asked and addressed
  • originality and newness of the approach

Proposals should be structured under the following headings (Maximum 500 words):

  • Workshop Title
  • Workshop Summary (200 words)
  • Workshop Style (50 words words)
  • Expected Outcomes (50 words)
  • Details of any related research (200 words)

When submitting the proposal, identify the main theme addressed from the following list.


  • Entrepreneurship education for non-business students
  • Entrepreneurial “classrooms”
  • Social and civic entrepreneurship education
  • Pedagogical theories in entrepreneurship education
  • Online and blended-learning approaches
  • Engagement, impact and evaluation
  • Innovations in Assessment
  • Values, Ethics and Critiques of Entrepreneurship Education
  • Learning philosophies in entrepreneurship education
  • Gender perspectives in entrepreneurship education
  • Entrepreneurial universities
  • Student incubator initiatives
  • Entrepreneurship education policy
  • Case Studies in Entrepreneurship Education


Abstract Submission 

Extended abstract submission deadline was 14 December 2016. The decision on the abstracts will be sent by 20 January 2017.

Best Professional Development Workshop (PDW) Award

Full papers submitted by the deadline (19 March 2017) will be considered for the best PDW Award. For more information, please contact