A conference on how libraries and librarians support entrepreneurship in their communities and campuses
Nov. 11-13, 2020 in Durham, NC
The 2020 ELC will take place in the brand-new main library (opening in spring 2020) in downtown Durham, which features a thriving entrepreneurship scene. Durham was once known as the “Black Wall Street,” an earlier entrepreneurial scene.
Details on submissions and registrations to come by early 2020.
- Community Engagement, Economic Development, & Outreach
- Instruction & Programming
- Resources & Spaces
- Entrepreneurship “Outside the Box”
This conference is intended for:
- Public, academic, and special librarians
- Librarians supporting community engagement, nonprofits, small business, and public services in general
- Entrepreneurship ecosystem partners
- An emphasis on networking and socializing
- A rooftop terrace opening reception and party on Nov. 11 (indoors if rain)
- A librarian pitch competition funded by Ebsco
- Food trucks and happy hours at downtown breweries (hopefully vendor-funded)
- Outside speakers who are experts in supporting entrepreneurship ecosystems and education
Types of Concurrent Programming:
- Panels & presentations (50 minutes)
- Lightning rounds (7 minutes each; 5 total + Q/A in each 50 minute slot)
- Experiential instruction/programming exercises (25 minutes each; 2 each within 50 minute slots)
- Discussion circles (50 minutes)
- Poster session
The conference planning team includes public, academic, and special librarians from across the United States and Canada.
Conference at a Glance
An idea of how you can expect each day of the conference to go. More details coming soon!