2020 Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference

A conference on how libraries and librarians support entrepreneurship in their communities and campuses

ELC isa free, virtual conference!

The ELC took place online November 12th-13th. Watch the recordings here!

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Thank you to all who made the 2020 Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference such a success! We know a lot of great connections were made and innovative ideas were shared and we can’t wait to see what grows from the seeds of ideas planted at the 2020 ELC! Recordings of the Plenaries and Concurrent sessions are live on our YouTube page, check them out here. Slides from our Plenary sessions with Gary Schoeniger and Ashley Brown can be found below their session information here.


Are you excited for the 2020 Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference? We are! Here are a few notes to keep in mind as we look forward to Thursday: 

  • For those who are registered to attend the live sessions of the conference on Thursday and Friday, we will send out the Zoom links for each day the morning of via Eventbrite. If you do not receive these links, please check your spam folder and then email the conference co-chairs.
  • If you are registered for the recorded sessions, we will be uploading a sending those recordings out to you as soon as we are able. 
  • If you haven’t already, check out the line-up for Thursday and Friday here

Do you still have questions? Reach out to the conference co-chairs.

9-22-2020 Registration is now closed as all virtual seats are reserved. We look forward to seeing you online in November!

09-11-2020 Registration for the Live Event is SOLD OUT!

There are still tickets available for “recorded only sessions”. We look forward to seeing you online!

08-28-2020 Registration Opening September 9th!

08-10-2020 Call for Pitches now open

Entrelib invites applications for our inaugural pitch competition, “@ the Table”. To learn more, including deadlines and prizes, check out the information here!

08-01-2020 Proposals for concurrent sessions are now closed.

Thank you to everyone who submitted!

06-11-2020 ELC is now FREE to attend!

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors EBSCO, PrivCo, and SimplyAnalytics the conference will be FREE for all to attend. Registration details coming fall 2020.

05-29-2020 ELC is now online and proposals are back open!

Due to COVID-19, the ELC will now be a virtual conference held online November 12th-13th. The format will change slightly, focusing on high quality, impactful presentations that range in length from 15 to 25 minutes plus our two great keynote speakers. Options for virtual networking are included! To learn more about themes, formats, and to submit a proposal check out the information here. Proposals submission deadline is August 1st. Registration information will follow at a later date.

05-15-2020 Conference Update

In the wake of COVID-19, we are reevaluating the safest and most feasible option for bringing you the 2020 Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference. We are pausing proposal submission for the time being and will have an update on the conference soon. Stay tuned!

03-06-2020 Call for proposals is open

Entrelib invites proposals for the 2020 Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference now through June 1. To learn more about themes, formats, and to submit a proposal check out this information here. Registration information coming soon!

02-24-2020 – Keynote speakers announced

Join us in welcoming Gary Schoeniger, Founder & CEO of The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative, and Ashley Brown, Director of Research Services at the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at UNC- Chapel Hill, as ELC 2020’s keynote speakers. Learn more about Gary and Ashley here.

About: Reimagined by BLINC, executed nationally.

In 2019, BLINC was approached by the original organizers of the Entrepreneurial Librarians Conference to ask if this conference was something we, as business librarians, would be interested in taking on.

Since its founding in 2003 BLINC has always been a community of public, academic, and special librarians who value networking, supporting each other, and offering frequent and free workshops.

Through our planning work, members of BLINC have reached out to their networks and beyond to help craft a new vision for the Entrepreneurship and Libraries Conference. The conference planning team includes public, academic, and special librarians from across the United States and Canada.

The 2020 ELC is a national conference for and by information professionals who support and believe in the power of inquiry and information to transform lives and support entrepreneurial endeavors.

For more information about the ELC, please contact one of the co-chairs:

Thank you to our sponsors