MAY 25-27, 2016

The University of Guelph, the College of Business and Economics and the Centre for Business and Student Enterprise (CBaSE) look forward to hosting the 2016 Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE) Conference.

Conference Theme

The University of Guelph’s business school’s vision is to create Leaders for a Sustainable World, an extension of that would be to enforce business as a force for good. At Guelph, we believe it is our social responsibility to properly prepare our graduates to be active, engaged and contributing members of society. Entrepreneurialism plays a key role in that it helps to better our students whether they are building their own business, or helping someone else build theirs.

Entrepreneurs, educators, policy makers, business owners, students, and others interested in promoting small business and entrepreneurship are encouraged to attend this event.

Call for Papers

Our approach for this conference will be utilizing innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to navigating the continuum between traditional and social business practices along with curricular and co-curricular programming to meet multiple stakeholder needs across research, practice and policy platforms.

Tracks are dependent on paper, workshop, and panel submissions. We accept submissions on various themes including (but not limited to):

  • Enterprise Education
  • Gender and Enterprise
  • Rural Enterprise
  • Social, Environmental and Ethical Enterprise
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Business creation and innovation

Submissions should be made in Microsoft Word format and should not exceed two (2) single-spaced pages with 1” margins in Times New Roman 12pt font, and should include a title, keywords, contents and according to the following categories:

  • Academic Papers
  • Professional Development Workshops (PSWs)
  • Poster Boards
  • Panel Sessions

Please view the Call for Papers for specific guidelines.


Notification of Acceptance: March 23, 2016
100-word Program Summary Due: March 30, 2016
(Optional) Full Papers an Extended Abstracts Due: April 15, 2016

Click here to submit today!