Deshpande Symposium Call for Proposals is Now Open

Interested in submitting a proposal at the 2020 Symposium?  The Call for Proposals is now open.  Collaborate with peers and discuss best practices and opportunites in:

  • Entrepreneurial Universities:  Culture & Ecosystems
  • Entrepreneurship in the Curriculum
  • Higher Ed Research Commercialization, Startups, Incubators & Makerspaces

Click HERE to submit your proposal.

Conference Details
The 9th Annual Deshpande Symposium for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education will be held in Cleveland, June 10-12, 2020.  Burton D. Morgan Foundation is excited to help plan and host this conference in our backyard. 

The Deshpande Symposium is a gathering of like-minded practitioners focused on accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship across the college and university environment. The Symposium provides a venue for attendees to learn from each others' experiences; to gain wider exposure for their ideas, successes and start-ups; and to collaborate on activities that increase innovation and entrepreneurship in their academic communities.

Burton D. Morgan Foundation, Deshpande Foundation, UMass-Lowell, and an NEO host committee is teaming up to plan this special edition of Deshpande Symposium in the Midwest!  Participants will have plenty of opportunities to explore Cleveland, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which is the venue for the annual awards ceremony.  Attendees will have access to the exhibits throughout the evening. 

We look forward to seeing all of you in Cleveland for what is sure to be a memorable conference!

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