ACERE 2022 Conference – Call for Abstracts open!




Please join us for ACERE 2022 (8 to 11 February 2022), co-organised by the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (QUT) and Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship AGSE, School of Business, Law and Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology.

After careful consideration of the current situation and potential future scenarios, the ACERE Academic Committee decided unanimously that ACERE 2022 will take place.

We are pleased to announce that the abstract submission portal is now open!
The abstract deadline is 17 September 2021.

CLICK here to upload your abstract

The ACERE Executive Board has decided that we are going to plan this conference to be on a ‘face-to-face basis’. This means that we are going to work on the assumption that at the very minimum, an Australia-New Zealand travel bubble will be in effect.

For our international colleagues you will have the ability to join us virtually (except the physical social events) if the borders of Australia remain closed. If there are travel restrictions within the Australia-New-Zealand region, we will also be prepared to switch to online mode.

Because of our burst of optimist and the “long time no see” feeling, we want to create a memorable experience and therefore we will have some important news on this year’s program (stay tuned).

While the conference continues to cover all themes and aspects of entrepreneurship research, we can already reveal that the special theme of the 2022 ACERE Conference will be “Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Commercialisation of Research”.

We can also announce that, like in the past years, we will also run the ACERE Doctoral Consortium and the ACERE Educators Forum as part of the ACERE 2022 conference along with having several keynotes from distinguished senior scholars and experts in the field of entrepreneurship research and practice.

We are anticipating the conference fees will be in the range of $350 for standard delegates, and $150 for PhD students.

Please note: The conference covers all themes and aspects of entrepreneurship research. An invitation to submit full papers for presentation at the conference is upon acceptance to of your abstract. Further notification of acceptances and the mode of delivery will be emailed to the submitting authors by early October 2021 along with additional information on what form the conference may take and how you might deliver your presentation and interact with conference participants.  Full papers will be due on or before 5 November 2021 (only full papers submitted on or before this date will be peer reviewed, will qualify for awards, and will qualify to be nominated for a PDS Session).

Let us make ACERE 2022 at Swinburne in Melbourne a very positive and valued experience for you and your colleagues. The 2022 conference partner, Swinburne University of Technology, together with the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research, are working on an exciting academic and social program.

Please feel welcome to forward this invitation to your colleagues and students.

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Martin Obschonka

Director QUT ACE, Chair ACERE Academic Committee

Mile Terziovski

Head of Department, Business Technology and Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology, Co-Chair ACERE 2022

Rui Torres de Oliveira

QUT ACE, ACERE 2022 Co-Chair ACERE 2022