34th International Conference on Business Incubation


March 29 – April 1, 2020

Sheraton Boston Hotel

Boston, Massachusetts

InBIA will host its 34th annual conference (ICBI34) this spring in Boston, a city known internationally for innovation, entrepreneurship, and education. For more than three decades, InBIA has been the leading global nonprofit for incubator managers and others who support entrepreneurship, convening industry practitioners at events to share resources, gain new tools and insights, brainstorm strategies for helping startups thrive, and consider the future of entrepreneurship.

We are currently accepting speaker proposals for peer-led concurrent sessions. Click here to learn more. 

The Main Event: ICBI34

The main conference will run from the evening of Sunday, March 29, through Wednesday, April 1, and will include compelling keynote addresses, peer-led educational breakout sessions, topical panel discussions, receptions, informal connection opportunities, and more. We will update this page with details as they are finalized.

Preconference Training Courses

Maximize your trip by coming early to participate in InBIA’s renowned Training Academy. On March 28 and 29, we will offer in-depth training courses to include our Entrepreneurship Center Management Certificate Program courses as well as several courses from our Specialty and NewCo Academy curriculum. The Training Academy provides an unmatched opportunity to connect directly with experienced instructors and work closely with peers.

The Venue

ICBI34 will take place at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, which is conveniently located in the city’s Back Bay neighborhood, close to attractions such as Fenway Park, the Boston Public Library, and the Boston Commons Public Garden. The hotel is connected by skywalk to the popular shopping and dining destination, Copley Place. InBIA’s group rate at the hotel is $229 per night – click here to make your reservation now.

Join Us!

Registration for ICBI34 will be open soon – mark your calendars now and make your plans to join us this spring. We’re looking forward to a dynamic, informative, and fun event.


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