Evolve

A lively pedagogical engagement with how to embed enterprise in the curriculum.

About Evolve

Run annually every April, Evolve is a conference for academic and enterprise practitioners. It provides a time and place to enjoy a range of stimulating workshops, presentations, and cross-disciplinary discussions on many topics, such as inclusive curriculum design for enterprise and entrepreneurship education.

Attending the conference lets you explore different ways to develop enterprising skills amongst staff and students. 

At Evolve you will:

  • better understand how to close the opportunity gap in your future professional pathways
  • see a range of case studies
  • showcase your own projects, initiatives and pedagogical research
  • network among peers 
  • attend workshops and develop your own skill set.  

Take a fresh look at developing enterprise education and entrepreneurship educational offerings. 


Register for the 2022 conference

Previous Conference Speakers

Dr Beldina Owalla
Professor Anne-Marie Kilday
Professor Tim Vorley
Daniel Evans
Omran Habbal
Carolyn Keenan
Danielle Roberts
Adil Delwar
Julia Pedersen
Haleh Moravej
Dr Jackie Brodie
Dr Renata Osowska
Ezechi Britton
Melanie Woolfenden
Clairine Chan
Dr Yuliana Topazly
Cheryl Cole
Professor Monder Ram
John Barker
Dr Nicolette Michels
Dr Sola Adesola
Dr Simon Adderley
Toluwani Akaehomen

Programme

09:00 - Virtual welcome room

09:15 - Introduction and Conference Opening

9.30 - Morning Keynote Speech, Enterprise and entrepreneurship effectiveness: development of a better and inclusive mindset. Gary Stewart, CEO and co-founder of FounderTribes

10.15 - Virtual Break and Networking cafe

10:30 -12.30 - Morning Strands: Inclusivity (Live Q&A with Presenters)

12.30 - Virtual Lunch and Networking Cafe

13.00 - Afternoon Keynote Panel Discussion. ‘Changing the Status Quo for BAME Entrepreneurs’. Keynote Panel discussion hosted by Professor Monder Ram OBE Director of the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME)

13:45 - 14:00 - Virtual Break and Networking Cafe

14:00 - 16.00 Afternoon Strand: Diversity (Live Q&A with Presenters)

16.00 - 16.15 - Virtual Break and Networking Cafe

16.15 - 17:15 - Engaging Collaboration and breakout sessions

17:15 - 17.30 - Closing plenary Lydiah Igweh, Director of Enterprise Support