June 15-18, 2016

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Pre-Conference dates: June 12-15, 2016
Main Conference dates: June 15-18, 2016

Theme: Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Society – Transforming Our World Together

Conference Partners: The United Nations (UN) Global Compact, Hyundai Motor Group, Stevens Institute of Technology, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), Korea Federation of Small Business (KBiz), NYU School of Professional Studies

The United Nations (UN) will host the ICSB 2016 Grand Opening on June 16, 2016, co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations. Note our original announcement listed the grand opening for June 15, but since that time, we found new availability and as a result, will have all-day events at the UN HQ on June 16. The main conference is scheduled to begin on Wednesday evening, June 15, 2016, with an Opening Reception and end on Saturday afternoon, June 18, 2016.


In addition to an excellent line-up of keynote speakers and plenary track sessions, ICSB 2016 will feature special partner workshops open to all delegates. 

Online Learning Excellence (OLE) - Learn firsthand, educator-to-educator, how to identify and tailor the best possible learning tools and exercises for specific online learning objectives. Presenters will share best practice from real courses and show you how to make online experiential learning more than just a collection of activities.

USASBE Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship - Meet program director, Dr. Tony Mendes, to learn more about enrollment and the module-based program. Ideally suited for faculty who are considering teaching a new course in Social Entrepreneurship or others who wish to improve a current course with state-of-the-art curriculum enhancements.

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) -Special workshop for researchers who are not members of national teams of GEM and policymakers on the GEM database. A discussion of the main trends in publication using GEM data, challenges as well as opportunities.

Healthiness of Business Ecosystems (HeBEX) - This study seeks to assess the relative healthiness of countries–creativity through exploration, opportunity through niche creation, and productivity through exploitation through the HeBEX model.



Katia Passerini and Geoff Archer put together an interactive and engaging workshop today at the ICSB Conference. The participants had the change to discuss with them the different means to engage students who participate in online classes, including assessments, short videos and supervised team work. As students and professionals decide to earn a degree while working and/or supporting their family, online education seems to become more and more relevant, especially as the price of education keeps increasing.

The Challenges
However, fully engaging a class for an online class remains a challenge. Defining the structure of the course and laying out the requirements and obligations of each student is essential to the success of online classes. The use of new technologies such as Google Hangouts or forum platforms can also help creating a cohesive community for blended classes (where students have opportunities to meet face to face with the professors) and courses taught exclusively online.

Key Paradigms



The 2013 CCSBE/CCPME Conference was hosted last week in Victoria, BC, Canada at the Royal Roads University. Every year, CCSBE/CCPME works to invite scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers or influencers from around the world to discuss research and best practices in small business and entrepreneurship.

Keynote speakers included Dr. Jeffrey R. Alves, Dr. Arvind Ashta, Michael Callahan, Taylor Conroy, Alex Glassey, Lisa Helps, Prof. Pasi Malinen, James Milligan, Christian Holljes, Mandy Farmer, AAron Smith and Chris Flett.

The conference kicked off on Wednesday evening, May 1, 2013, with the PNWER-BIC Contest Winners Reception and Entrepreneurial Boot Camp at the Hotel Grand Pacific. Thursday morning followed with an Opening Keynote from CCSBE President Gerry Kerr, Conference Chair Geoff Archer, and ICSB President Jeff Alves. The parallel track sessions started after the keynote with approximately forty (40) research presentations.

Here is a slideshow with some pictures of the event courtesy of Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy, ICSB Executive Director.

One highlight event of the conference was the Online Learning Excellence (OLE) Educator-to-Educator training session. This session was started in San Francisco, CA USA in January as part of the annual USASBE Conference and was held at CCSBE 2013 as a follow-up.

The STAR Online Learning Excellence Program is a comprehensive training and mentoring program for entrepreneurship educators. Participants learn firsthand, educator-to-educator, how to identify and tailor the best possible learning tools and exercises for specific online learning objectives. Award-winning trainers help make online experiential learning more than just a collection of activities, leading a revolution in entrepreneurial learning. The STAR Online Learning Excellence Program is a comprehensive, memorable, and high impact learning entrepreneurship course.

A total of 26 participants attended OLE at CCSBE. Training was led by award winning teaching faculty Drs. Ayman El Tarabishy, Geoff Archer and Pasi Malinen.

Sponsors include Samsung Inc.; The George Washington University (GWU) Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE); Wilkes University Sidhu School of Business; The University of Cincinnati Center for Entrepreneurship Education & Research; New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT); Co Founders Lab;; StratPad; The Academic Entrepreneur; and Yellow Sequoia.

Here is a slideshow with some pictures of the event courtesy of Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy, ICSB Executive Director.

About Victoria, British Columbia

“Victoria is a city where the youthful energy of the West Coast blends with the time-honoured British, European and Asian traditions. Where it is just as natural to picnic on a beach as it is to sip tea in a formal tearoom, where you can explore on a bicycle or on a horse drawn carriage and where splendid historic buildings house galleries for contemporary art. Victoria is a city of beautiful contrasts where the elegance of history mingles with the panache of modern life. It is place to relax and restore your sense of balance and also a place to experience thrilling adventures. Victoria’s attractions invite visitors into a world of history, entertainment and colour.” ‘Tourism Victoria’ Website

Victoria is located at the southern end of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island. It is approximately 100km from Vancouver or Seattle by airplane or ferry. Seaplanes fly directly from the Inner Harbour to Vancouver and Seattle. Victoria International Airport, known as airport code YYJ, boasts direct flights to several major North American cities, including Calgary, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver. The conference will be held at the Hotel Grand Pacific on Victoria’s Inner Harbour in the heart of downtown Victoria.

For more information about the 2013 Conference, see