SCHEDULE

65Days 14Hours 28Minutes 10Seconds

MARCH 28 – APRIL 1, 2020 | BOSTON, MA | BOSTON SHERATON

You Won’t Want to Miss a Thing!

Dynamic content to promote learning and connection

We are working hard to build a high-impact schedule of inspiring keynote speakers, insightful plenary panels, educational peer-led sessions, and abundant connection opportunities. All sessions and activities are geared toward building high-impact entrepreneurship centers and encouraging thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems. More details will be posted on this page soon, in the meantime, see below for the schedule-at-a-glance and descriptions of the session tracks.

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Schedule at-a-glance

Saturday, March 28

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – Preconference Breakfast (Preconference attendees only)
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Preconference Courses (additional fee required)

Sunday, March 29

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – Preconference Breakfast (Preconference attendees only)
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Preconference Courses and Summits (additional fee required)
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. – ICBI34 Orientation
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Opening Reception

 

Monday, March 30

8:00 – 9 a.m. – Breakfast and Registration
9:15 – 10:30 a.m. – Concurrent sessions
10:30 – 11 a.m. – Break
11:00 – 12:15 p.m. – Concurrent sessions
12:15 – 2:00 p.m. – General Session and Luncheon Keynote
2:15 – 3:30 p.m. – Concurrent sessions
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Break
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Concurrent sessions

Tuesday, March 31

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. – Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – General Session and Breakfast
9:15 – 10:30 a.m. – Concurrent sessions
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 – 12:15 p.m. – Concurrent sessions
12:15 – 2:00 p.m. – Luncheon with keynote presentation
2:15 – 3:30 p.m. – Concurrent sessions
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Break
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Concurrent sessions
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. InBIA Celebration

Wednesday, April 1

7:30- 8:45 a.m. – Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Keynote
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Innovation Tour (additional fee)

Track Descriptions

 

Sustainable Centers: Funding, Operations, Policies, and More

This track will cover the nuts and bolts of running an entrepreneurship center, from securing program funding to managing a facility to working with stakeholders and more.

Helping Startups Succeed

The primary goal of an entrepreneurship center is to help entrepreneurs succeed, and this track will explore the most effective programs and services for achieving that goal. Sessions will cover best practices for working with entrepreneurs to ensure their startups become viable businesses that contribute to local economies.

Industry Trends and Innovations

Entrepreneurial support professionals from all over the globe gather at the InBIA conference to explore and discuss the latest ideas and trends in the industry. The sessions in this track will highlight these current trends and identify the latest tools and strategies people are using to create successful programs.

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Establishing and growing a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem is widely recognized as the key to creating regional prosperity through new job growth. These sessions will explore the elements and strategies for building successful entrepreneurial ecosystems in any community.

Sector-Focused and Specialized Programming

Many entrepreneurship centers focus on specific industries, and therefore have unique challenges and opportunities. At the InBIA conference, people from these sectors have the opportunity to learn more about working within their specific industries and to connect with others doing similar work.