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Loyola University Maryland and University of Baltimore to host Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers Conference in 2021

Loyola University Maryland

August 14, 2019


Loyola University Maryland and the University of Baltimore (UB) have been selected to host the prestigious Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) Conference in Baltimore on Oct. 13-16, 2021.

Loyola’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship and UB’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will share hosting duties for the event. The event’s theme, “Leading with Entrepreneurship: Succeeding in Revitalization,” is intended to provide clear examples of how higher education and entrepreneurs are leading the way to create the new companies that are transforming their communities.

This worldwide gathering of experts, representing higher education and its connections to policymakers, business leaders and consumer interests, is designed to “advance excellence in entrepreneurship through the unique role” of university-based centers where entrepreneurship is taught and nurtured, according to the GCEC mission statement. The GCEC is the premier organization of academic entrepreneurship programs around the U.S. and globally.

“We are honored and delighted to co-host this international gathering with the University of Baltimore, and we are particularly excited to have this opportunity to showcase our city,” said Kathleen A. Getz, Ph.D., dean of the Sellinger School of Business and Management. “At Loyola, where we embrace and promote innovation and entrepreneurship, we look forward to being part of these enriching conversations that will define the future.”