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!

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 - Early Bird Pricing through September 15!

$190 (includes 2019-20 SAEE membership - $75 value)
Non-Member: $140
Member and non-member full conference registration increases by $25 after 9/15.

Member Student: $79 (includes 2019-20 SAEE membership - $50 value)
Non-Member Student: $29
Student registration increases by $10 after 9/15.

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


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

Conference Schedule

Thursday, October 17th

Registration & Reception at ISU Research Park - Economic Development Core Facility Atrium
5:00-6:30 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, poet & ISU Distinguished Professor of English
9:00-10:15 am

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

Lunch & Keynote Speaker: Dave Carpenter, cartoonist
12:45-2:00 pm

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

Evening in Des Moines Iowa (shuttle transportation to and from Des Moines provided)
6:00 pm Pappajohn Sculpture Park documentary, talk & tour
7:00 pm Dinner on your own in Des Moines

Saturday, October 19th

Free parking on the north side of campus will be available on Saturday (lot is near the Parks Library).

Continental Breakfast sponsored by Ivy College of Business
Ivy College of Business - Gerdin Business Building

8:00-9:00 am, with Welcome from Dean Spalding at 8:45 am

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

Closing Luncheon & Awards Ceremony
Keynote Speaker: Simon Estes, The F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Artist in Residence at ISU
ISU Parks Library Rotunda

12:00-1:30 pm

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