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Announcing USASBE 2021: Be Boldly Unscripted

Monday, July 20, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brittani Garner
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USASBE 2021: Be Boldly Unscripted
It comes as no surprise that each day brings a new challenge for educators, students, and entrepreneurs. There is no script for what lies ahead of us the next few years. We must develop new competencies, better skills, and try different ways of thinking, acting, and engaging. 

We embrace this opportunity to hone our talents. We develop openness, confidence, constructiveness, collaborations and self-awareness. With these tools, we can stand up to the challenge of an uncertain future.  

We can be boldly unscripted.

USASBE is uniquely positioned to elevate action over perfection. We are bold, lean, and nimble, feeling the pulse of a vulnerable industry, changing students, and unpredictable ecosystem. Our annual gathering, USASBE 2021: Be Boldly Unscripted, actively evokes the mental framework of improvisation, collaboration, and idea-development in a virtual, remote modality to help our members hone the skills to confidently go forward where there is no script.
Competitive Tracks will provide presenters an opportunity to share their research, exercises and programs while getting critical feedback. Attendees will gain deep knowledge of engaging topics with experts in their discipline.

Emerging Tracks will allow faculty to connect with collaborators to develop meaningful research ideas, exercises and potential solutions on which to work throughout the year.

USASBE’s coveted Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education Awards will inspire programs to keep reaching farther and pushing the limits of our discipline’s practices.

Other research, teaching and lifetime achievement awards will celebrate the many contributions our members have made within their fields of expertise, by their service to the discipline, and to their colleagues as aspirational models.

And while USASBE 2021 is taking place virtually, it is so much more than what we have come to expect in a “virtual conference.” We have taken what you have come to love about USASBE and envisioned more ideal dates & times, effective modalities, engaging experiences, and increased accessibility. We are a community that can now connect more than just a few days each year.
Changes to this year's gathering include the following:

  • Conference dates are Tuesday, January 5 - Friday, January 8. We will convene around keynotes, plenary panels, competitive tracks, technology demonstrations, social interest groups, Teaching & Learning Scholar projects, Awards and other celebrations. The plan is to have half days of scheduled presentations along with more flexible times to explore, collaborate and socialize with each other, partners, sponsors, and mentors.

  • Emerging Tracks and targeted cohorts will collaborate throughout the month of January before presenting the results of their collaborations in a virtual festival.

  • USASBE’s outstanding Doctoral Consortium will be a year-round developmental experience and celebration.

  • Virtual Workshops and Learning Journeys will be held throughout December and January.

  • The addition of Virtual Case Studies will allow for deeper connectivity with the context of cases and their respective entrepreneurial case subjects.

  • Video and paper repository will be available following the conference for the duration of your membership.

And more surprises are in development now, so stay tuned!

Our entire industry is riffing on the models of higher education, trying out new things, and learning to run lean. The script is getting flipped whether we like it or not.  

At USASBE, our community values boldly advancing entrepreneurship education by being inclusive and inquisitive, and we will leverage this critical moment to improvise and learn.

USASBE 2021: Be Boldly Unscripted.

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