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8th Annual Conference of the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship #AIE2015RyersonU

The 8th Annual Conference for the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship will be held in beautiful Toronto, Canada from August 20-21, 2015. The AIE conference has been successfully held since 2008, and attracted more than 1,500 participants from more than 27 countries. This year's conference will be hosted by the Canada-China Institute for Business and Development at Ryerson University, in conjunction with Oxford and Tsinghua universities.  The AIE Conference provides a broad platform to convene scholars, industry leaders and policymakers from around the world to present research and to stimulate discussions on critical research issues and new developments in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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Conference Theme

Building An Inclusive Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

The conference has an overarching theme that emphasizes the important role of entrepreneurship in a sustainable innovation ecosystem and the impact of diversity on entrepreneurial development and social innovation.

AIE 2015 Highlights

  • Over 100 speakers that are experts in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • 25 interactive panel sessions including discussions on immigrant, female and aboriginal entrepreneurship and university incubation
  • Tours of Ryerson’s leading facilities, including the Digital Media Zone and new Student Learning Centre, as well as the opportunity to network with your peers at evening dinners and an organized tour of Niagara Falls

Keynotes

Dr. Michael Raynor
Director, Deloitte Services LP, Co-author of The Innovator’s Solution The Three Rules:  How Exceptional Companies Think.

Linda Hasenfratz
CEO, Linamar Corporation, 2014 National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Dr. Jorge Niosi
Canada Research Chair on the Management of Technology, Université du Québec at Montreal

Lunchtime Keynote

Kirk Dudtschak

Executive Vice President, Personal & Commercial Banking, RBC Royal Bank

Co-Chairs

Dr. Steven Murphy, Dean, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University

Dr. Steven Murphy
Dean, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University

Dr. Xiaolan Fu, Director, Technology and Management Centre for Development, Oxford University

Dr. Xiaolan Fu
Director, Technology and Management Centre for Development, Oxford University

Dr. Jian Gao, Senior Associate Dean, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University

Dr. Jian Gao
Senior Associate Dean, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University

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Important Dates

  • May 15, 2015         
    Proposal Deadline
  • June 1, 2015          
    Acceptance Notification
  • June 30, 2015            
    Final Submissions
  • August 20-21, 2015     
    AIE Conference

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