Sixth Annual Conference

October 17-19, 2019

Iowa State University

Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

Ames, Iowa

Join us at our growing international conference! SAEE’s annual conference provides a forum for attendees to present scholarly papers, share best practices for teaching, and explore the intersection of the arts, entrepreneurship, & the creative economy. Last year, representatives from 54 institutions, 22 states, Canada & Australia attended the conference. This year, we expect 100+ attendees from more than 60 colleges and universities!

Thursday, October 17th

Registration & Reception at ISU Research Park - Economic Development Core Facility Atrium
5:30-7:00 pm

ISU Honors College Comedy Club Performance
sponsored by UMKC
7:00-8:00 pm

Friday, October 18th

All Friday sessions located at the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center

Registration & Morning Coffee
8:00-9:00 am

Welcome & Plenary Keynote Speaker: Debra Marquart, Iowa’s Poet Laureate & ISU Distinguished Professor of English
sponsored by Miami University
9:00-10:15 am

Morning Sessions
10:30-11:30 am, 11:30 am-12:35 pm

Lunch & Keynote Speaker: Dave Carpenter, cartoonist
sponsored by ISU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
12:45-2:00 pm

Afternoon Sessions
2:00-3:30 pm, 3:45-4:45 pm

Evening in Des Moines, Iowa
5:00 pm Shuttle will depart on the north side of the Gateway Hotel (CIT Charters)
6:00 pm Pappajohn Sculpture Park documentary, talk & tour, with Jeff Flemming, Director of Des Moines Art Center
7:00 pm Dinner on your own in Des Moines
9:30 pm Shuttle will depart at the Pappajohn Higher Education Building at 10th and Grand Avenue

Saturday, October 19th

All Saturday sessions at ISU Ivy College of Business, Gerdin Business Building with Closing Lunch & Awards Ceremony at ISU Parks Library Rotunda. Free parking on the north side of campus will be available on Saturday (lot is near the Parks Library).

Continental Breakfast - ISU Ivy College of Business, Gerdin Business Building
sponsored by Ames Chamber of Commerce

8:00-9:00 am, with Welcome from Dean Spalding, Ivy College of Business

Sandbox Roundtables & Morning Sessions
9:00-10:15 am, 10:30-12:00 pm

Closing Luncheon & Awards Ceremony - ISU Parks Library Rotunda
Keynote Speaker: Simon Estes, The F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Artist in Residence at ISU
sponsored by ISU Ivy College of Business
12:00-1:30 pm

SAEE Closed Board Meeting
1:30-3:30 pm


Conference Accommodations

Conference Hotel:
Gateway Hotel & Conference Center - $129/night
Use block code SAEE to receive special conference rate. Parking at Gateway is free and accessible.

Executive Express
Airport Transportation Option to Iowa State University

Your registration includes a welcome reception on Thursday, breakfast and lunch on both Friday & Saturday, plus a complimentary shuttle to and from Des Moines on Friday evening.

Full Conference Registration

$215 (includes 2019-20 SAEE membership - $75 value)
Non-Member: $165

Member Student: $89 (includes 2019-20 SAEE membership - $50 value)
Non-Member Student: $39

One-Day Conference Registration

Member Friday: $190 (includes 2019-20 SAEE membership - $75 value)
Member Saturday: $175 (includes 2019-20 SAEE membership - $75 value)
Non-Member Friday: $115
Non-Member Saturday: $100