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Dates: October 18-20, 2018 | Register here
Prices: starting from USD 200,-
Location: Chicago, the United States

GCEC Chicago 2018

DePaul University and Illinois Institute of Technology are hosting the 2018 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) annual conference.

The GCEC is the premier academic organization addressing the emerging topics of importance to the nation’s university-based centers for entrepreneurship.

It has become the vehicle by which the top, established entrepreneurship centers, as well as emerging centers, can work together to share best practices, develop programs and initiatives, and collaborate and assist each other in advancing, strengthening, and celebrating the role of universities in teaching the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

Chicago: Big City, Big Impact!

A vibrant and world-renowned entrepreneurial ecosystem has developed in Chicago to support starting and building businesses. There are over 88 different incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces in Chicago, and many are tied to our universities.

  • Rich entrepreneurial ecosystem: Chicago boasts over 88 different incubators, accelerators, and coworking spaces.
  • Cultural attractions and dining: The city is home to dozens of cultural institutions and unparalleled dining.
  • Hosted by top programs: DePaul and IIT are consistently ranked among the country’s top academic programs.

Program overview

  • DAY 1: Registration + Welcome Events

After check-in at the hotel, guests are invited to the Welcome Party & Networking Events, featuring music, hors d’oeuvres, and beverages. After the party guests will have the option to continue networking in the hospitality suite provided at the Hilton Chicago.

  • DAY 2 Keynotes, Sessions + Incubator Receptions

After breakfast, attendees will shuttle to Illinois Tech for keynote addresses (morning + afternoon), sessions, luncheon and networking.

In the evening, conference-goers will visit one of three incubator spaces—1871, Blue1647 or mHub—where they will enjoy an introductory program and light buffet dinner.

  • DAY 3: Keynotes, Sessions + Closing Reception

After breakfast, attendees will again shuttle to Illinois Tech for keynote addresses, sessions, luncheon and networking. The conference concludes in the evening with a buffet and awards dinner at the Shedd Aquarium.

Interested in attending the GCEC Chicago 2018? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.


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