Welcome to 3E 2024!

Through an innovative and non-traditional format, the 3E Conference establishes a new paradigm for entrepreneurship conferences. It offers an inclusive setting to fully collaborate with researchers, educators and policymakers to debate and exchange the best practices, the major challenges and novel advances in entrepreneurship education with a special and unique focus on Europe. Unlike more traditional academic events, this conference puts the spotlight in problems and questions; the format is ‘unplugged’ without power point presentations. Instead, engaging round table discussions are held with participants who have read papers beforehand. Further, the keynote speakers are chosen from among the best submission of the participants. 

Conference theme: Entrepreneurship Education – a playground for impact

Over the past years, Entrepreneurship Education (EE) has increasingly become more mature in its theory and practice. Yet, it has not lost its playfulness and its willingness to try out new things. We believe EE can and should be seen as a playground for educators, scholars, and students; and continue to invite innovative action and experimentation. At the same time, this led to a variety of challenges and contexts for players to solve through creativity, interaction and mutual learning. That is why this edition encourages the 3E community to present novel solutions to encourage tilting EE towards social development, mental and physical wellbeing, and sustainability. We need to promote innovation, creativity as well as responsible risk-taking. And most importantly, we need to think of what we want our students to learn, what our students want to learn, and how they best learn.  Therefore, we welcome contributions that present, explore and question the playfulness of EE in relation towards social and sustainable entrepreneurial initiatives. 

Who should attend? 

Potential participants include entrepreneurship education educators and researchers, research-based educators from primary, secondary, and higher institutions, practitioners involved in entrepreneurship support programs including trainers, policy makers and program managers, and special interest group representatives from local or international organisations.

About the program and the venues 

The 3E Conference program will include three interactive days in the city of Amsterdam, mainly in the vicinity of the AUAS Amstel Campus. A program that will have several pre- and post-events including, welcome reception on Wednesday 15th (location to be announced), PDW Day (AUAS Amstel Campus), main conference (AUAS Amstel Campus), gala dinner with entertainment (location to be announced). As a participant, we welcome you to stay longer to enjoy the beautiful canals of the vibrant city of Amsterdam and its famous museums such as the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum and Van Gogh Museum.