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OPEN 2014 : 18th Annual Conference of the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance


When Mar 21, 2014 - Mar 22, 2014
Where San Jose, USA
Submission Deadline Sep 16, 2013
Categories    entrepreneurship   innovation   education   curriculum

Call For Papers

Open 2014, the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance's 18th Annual Conference
co-hosted by Epicenter and Stanford University
March 21-22, 2014
San Jose Marriott

The NCIIA annual conference brings together professionals in the field of technology entrepreneurship education for two packed days of sessions, networking opportunities, and special events. It is the premier conference for US-based faculty and university leadership to learn about the latest in technology entrepreneurship and to share models and success stories from campuses across the nation. Conference sessions explore policy, educational programs, funding and insights into what universities are doing today--and where they are headed tomorrow--to engage their constituents in using invention and entrepreneurship to benefit society.

We are seeking novel and relevant proposals. Login and submit your proposal at Areas of interest include but are not limited to the following (you are free to come up with your own topic):

*Fundamentals of program development:
--Program models
--Best practices
--Teaching tools
*Emerging practice in online education
*Entrepreneurship education research
--RIP business plan competitions: new approaches
*Student engagement
--Students as leaders of campus-wide change
--Extracurricular entrepreneurship activities
*Challenges of integrating innovation and entrepreneurship into curricula
--First-year integration of entrepreneurship
--Senior capstone projects around entrepreneurship
--Entrepreneurship as interdisciplinary course vs departmental specific
*Biomedical engineering program models and entrepreneurship
*Spaces of invention--the impact of the physical environment on learning and innovation
*Women in entrepreneurship--leadership and representation
*Innovating for social impact
--Global impact
--Environmental sustainability

Abstracts due: September 16, 2013
First drafts of papers due: October 28, 2013
--First round of peer review begins
Revisions requested: December 11, 2013
--Final drafts due: January 13, 2014
--Second round of peer review begins
Acceptance or rejection notices sent out: February 3, 2014
Final papers made available online by NCIIA: March 17, 2014

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