Call for Lightning Talk Proposals

The Entrepreneurship and Libraries Conference (ELC) is hosting a half-day online event on Dec. 2, 2021 (1-4:30pm EST) on the topic “Inclusive Entrepreneurship: A workshop on how librarians support entrepreneurship as a pathway to economic justice, empowerment, and a counter to systemic racism”

The scope of the workshop includes:

  1. Understanding and overcoming systemic barriers and challenges
  2. Engaging with BIPOC entrepreneurs and/or historically-excluded entrepreneurs (for-profit and nonprofit) in our communities and campuses.

The workshop will include 5 lightning talks, 7-minutes each.

Everyone is welcome to submit an idea for a lightning talk. The ELC continues to be a gathering place for academic, public, and special librarians, as well as entrepreneurial ecosystem partners, via our free online events. We seek a diverse set of speakers. 

The format for the workshop will be similar to that of our spring 2021 cannabis entrepreneurship workshop, with keynotes, a panel discussion, lightning rounds, and a lightly-moderated open discussion.

To submit a proposal, please click here.

Proposal submission deadline: October 22, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact any of the co-chairs

Workshop planning group

Thank you to EBSCO, PrivCo, and SimplyAnalytics for sponsoring this workshop.