Events2019 KEEN National Conference Registration
There are many reasons to attend the KEEN National Conference, too many in fact to list. But check out this short video to see why you should attend.


Are you interested in helping students put entrepreneurial mindset into action on campus and beyond? Then the 2019 KEEN National Conference is for you. This year’s conference theme is EM@Work and will focus on showcasing the power the entrepreneurial mindset has within academia, industry, and the future careers of your students.

Hear keynotes from Curtis Carlson, former President and CEO of SRI International, Heidi Neck, Jeffry A. Timmons Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College, and Douglas Melton, Program Director at the Kern Family Foundation, describing the power of entrepreneurial mindset at work.

Attend one of 40 different hands-on workshops offered during four different workshop blocks and learn from experts in the field. These workshops are designed to equip you with tools to immediately make an impact on your campus.

Learn from a panel focused on the future of higher education led by Norman Fortenberry, Executive Director, American Society for Engineering Education, featuring Rebecca Chopp, Chancellor, University of Denver, Thomas C. Katsouleas, Executive Vice President and Provost, University of Virginia, Rogan Kersh, Provost and Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Wake Forest University, and Richard K. Miller, President and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Olin College of Engineering. 

Meet new colleagues and old friends during the opening reception, at a snack shack, or at the popular expo.

There are many more reasons to attend the KEEN National Conference, too many in fact to list on this page. But check out the short video on this page to see more reasons for why you should attend.

Registration is open for a limited time! Be sure to secure your spot.
Maria-Isabel Carnasciali
University of New Haven
Just as we are trying to teach our students to seek new opportunities, I think faculty can find opportunities to grow in the Network.
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The Kern Family Foundation
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