32nd International Conference on Business Incubation

April 21 - 25, 2018

Preconference Training Courses:

April 21 – 22

Main Conference: April 23 – 25

Early Bird rates are now available until January 31st!


Dallas, TX

Venue: Sheraton Dallas

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Bridging the gap between small companies and big opportunities

Every year, more than 600 people gather at InBIA’s international conference to learn industry best practices and discuss the latest trends in building thriving entrepreneurship ecosystems and other entrepreneurship support topics. Whether they come from business incubators, accelerators, coworking spaces, super hubs that employ multiple approaches, or nascent programs that haven’t yet settled on an identity, InBIA’s conference attendees are inspired by innovation, and they are driven by helping their entrepreneurs succeed. 

This year, InBIA’s 32nd International Conference on Business Incubation (ICBI32) will be held in Dallas, Texas, and we are inviting everyone who works with an entrepreneurial support organization (ESO) to join us at this year’s conference. The agenda will feature more than 30 educational sessions, powerful keynote speakers, and several unique opportunities to meet, connect and collaborate with peers from around the globe.


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Unparalleled learning and industry best practices

ICBI32 will be jam-packed with exploration of best practices, sharing of effective strategies, and discussion of current trends and future projections in the entrepreneurial support industry. ESO professionals and other industry experts who present as panelists and speakers will share knowledge and tools you can implement as you move forward with your program. And our dynamic keynote speakers – to be announced when they are all confirmed – will energize and inspire you to keep doing your work to the best of your ability.

Fostering Global Collaboration

Conference attendees come from all over the globe, with nearly one-third from countries outside of the United States, and they represent a variety of program and industry types, including:

  • Business incubators/accelerators
  • Coworking/makerspaces
  • Community entrepreneurial support ecosystems
  • Economic development agencies/policymakers
  • Colleges and universities

What other people are saying

I am not sure where I would be with the Innovation Connector if I had not connected with InBIA and attended their International Conference. This organization means business! The International Conference is where I first learned that I am not alone in this innovation journey. From the workshop sessions offered to the networking opportunities I continue to learn the hows, whys, whens, and the whats of this business. Attending is a must.” – Ted Baker, Executive Director (Innovation Connector in Muncie, Indiana)

Check out what happened last year!


Conference Location and Accommodations

All of the main conference activities will take place at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas. InBIA has secured a group rate at the hotel of $169 per night for a single or a double room. The group rate will end on xx. Click here to make your reservation now.


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Early Bird rates are now available, register today!