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Empowering Entrepreneurship Conference - June 11-13, 2009/ Colorado Mountain College Timberlin
“Empowering Entrepreneurship” is the focus of the Second Annual Best Practices for Teaching Entrepreneurship Conference to be held June 11-13, 2009 at the Colorado Mountain College Timberline Campus in Leadville.
The conference will celebrate real life entrepreneurs and offer sessions on how to incorporate lessons from the real world into 21st century entrepreneurial education and training. Other sessions will highlight state of the art approaches to entrepreneurship as community and economic development. These topics include business incubation, economic gardening, microlending, global businesses, and social and sustainable businesses.
The conference is open to all who are involved in entrepreneurship education and implementation:
The conference will begin the afternoon of June 11 with a reception at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, followed by a full day of educational sessions on June 12, and concluding with Gregg Vanourek speaking on “Leading and Living with an Entrepreneurial Mindset” on June 13. The conference fee is $85 which includes all sessions, the opening reception, two continental breakfasts and one lunch. Campus housing is also available for your lodging needs at an additional cost.
Conference information for registrants, exhibitors and sponsors can be accessed at www.cmcneverstoplearning.com. Click on Entrepreneurship Conference at the left column. You may download a conference registration form from this site.
About Colorado Mountain College:
Colorado Mountain College is a two-year, comprehensive community college that, through its 11 sites on seven campuses, serves the educational needs of a population spread across 12,000 square miles in north-central Colorado. The college provides liberal arts and science certificate and associate degree programs, basic and lifelong learning, and customized business training. CMC prepares Colorado’s workforce through apprenticeships, internships and experiential learning in beautiful mountain settings.
Campuses include, Timberline (Leadville and Chaffee County), Alpine (Steamboat Springs), West Garfield (Rifle), Roaring Fork (with sites in Carbondale, Spring Valley, and Glenwood Springs), Aspen, Vail-Eagle Valley (Edwards), and Summit (Dillon and Breckenridge)
CMC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The college was founded in 1967, and its web site is www.coloradomtn.edu.
CMC has been a member of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship since 2006.
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The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) connects community college administrators and faculty with knowledge and successful practices regarding entrepreneurial thinking, entrepreneurship education, and student business incubation. NACCE holds an annual conference, hosts a dynamic list-serv, develops web resources such as shared entrepreneurship curricula and syllabi for faculty, and creates guides in beginning and sustaining entrepreneurship and student business incubation programs, as well as, tips for grant proposals specific to entrepreneurial endeavors at community colleges. For more information, visit http://www.nacce.com.