Over the summer, we have put together a dynamite program for the EntreEd Forum in Oklahoma City, October 9 – 12, 2015. It’s time to make travel plans, get registered and reserve your hotel room!

Make your travel plans now - Arrive October 8 for the preconference session on the morning of the 9th or arrive in time for the Opening session the evening of the 9th. The closing session will end On the 12th at 12:30 PM.

Registration - go to http://macc.memberlodge.org/event-1886780    

$389 member

$489 new member rate (registration and Ambassador Level membership)

$529 nonmember

Free - The Celebration! ticket with registration by August 31.  Basic Registration includes breakfast, luncheon, breaks, miscellaneous conference materials, and all professional development programming.

All educators from schools in the Consortium member states are eligible for member pricing.

Institutional Registration

Bring the team!  Schools and school districts are encouraged to bring a team of leaders interested in building stronger entrepreneurship programs.  Bring any faculty, counselors, curriculum specialists, advisory committee members, and local administrators involved in Entrepreneurship Education. 

Deep discounts: 30% discount for the third and all additional registrations from an individual school.



The Hotel

The Forum hotel is the Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel. I think you will like it. It is very well located to restaurants and entertainment and is attached to the convention center that we are using for the Forum sessions. Please make your hotel reservation as soon as possible! October is football season in Oklahoma! The Renaissance is a very popular downtown hotel and is very likely to sell out the weekend of the Forum. We’ve worked with the Renaissance to provide a block of guestrooms at the $139 rate. It is unlikely that we will be able to increase our room block at that property. Make your reservations now at 1-800-468-3571. Please use block name: Conclave.


The Program

Preconference sessionTry it. You will love it!

Gregg Christensen will deliver Entrepreneurial Profile 10 - Leveraging Entrepreneurial Talents for Greater Success

Click here for more details

Click here to view the program schedule / agenda.


More conference speakers:

One of our keynote speakers is Ron Batts. Ron is the President of Lemonade Day - an organization that serves over 150,000 children annually in over 50 cities across the United States and Canada, teaching them the basics of entrepreneurship through the process of opening and operating their very own businesses - lemonade stands. Ron has over 30 years of executive leadership experience that has enabled him to bring strategic thinking, problem-solving and growth planning expertise to Lemonade Day. I think you will really enjoy hearing his advocacy for entrepreneurship Education.

Other speakers on the agenda include:

Cheryl Peters - Ms. Peters is the Director of the Generation E Institute (GenEI), a non-profit organization based in Battle Creek, Michigan that has developed curricula, offers training for youth entrepreneurial education programs and consulting services to schools and community-based organizations. Ms. Peters, a graduate of Michigan State University, taught middle and high school students for 20 years and served as the lead curricula developer for careers and health for eight years. She is the author of Generation E’s two curricula, and, with staff, has trained and certified more than 325 educators and facilitators for the Institute. Cheryl is a current member of the Executive Committee of EntreEd.


Horace Robertson, long-time marketing Education Administrator at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, is the treasure of EntreEd and has been involved with EntreEd for many years. He will be presenting The Roadmap, EntreEd’s cloud-based entrepreneurship simulation.


Kimberly A. Smith, Chief Learning and Innovation Officer with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). Ms. Smith oversees the development of a portfolio of college-and-career ready programs to empower over one million low-income students to lead successful, productive lives.

Dawn Bowlus - As director for the Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship, Dawn has been instrumental in developing the University of Iowa’s youth entrepreneurship programs.  Since 2000, Dawn has built a nationally recognized program—geared around teacher education, curriculum, and outreach—that has reached thousands of educators and students

Natalie Jordan and Liz Dinkins– Natalie Jordan teaches Sales & Marketing and Entrepreneurship at Francis Tuttle Technology Center in Oklahoma City. Liz Dinkins teaches Graphic Communications at Francis Tuttle Technology Center in Oklahoma City. Student successes include finalists at DECA International Career Development Conference, full-ride scholarship recipients to business colleges and universities, and former students who run successful businesses and franchises.  Learn how to build an environment where students from various career majors learn to collaborate on real world projects.

Michelle Black, PhD Ms. Black is the Team Leader for Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Jamaica at the
Joan Duncan School of Entrepreneurship, Ethics and Leadership, College of Business and Management,
University of Technology, Jamaica

Sylvester Chisom co-founded his first business, Showroom Shine Express Detailing at the young age of 17 with only a water hose, a bucket, and a dream. His company has since grown into a nationally recognized business with multiple locations. This dynamic young entrepreneur won the prestigious Steve Harvey Neighborhood Award for The Best Detail Shop in the nation four years consecutively. Sylvester has taken up the cause of motivating youth to success through entrepreneurship.


Jodie Woodruff is the director of The Met Center for innovation and Entrepreneurship (The nation’s first free standing entrepreneurship center for a public high school.) at The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center High School in Providence, Rhode Island.


Greg Malkin is the director of the Young Entrepreneur Institute at the University School in Hunting Valley Ohio and a frequent presenter at the Forum. Find out about the good things Greg is doing with a middle school entrepreneurship club.


These and other speakers will make sure your time at the Forum results in plenty of take-home-and-use value!


This is your call to action! It’s time to make your plans and get registered! Don’t wait. The hotel will be full the conference weekend and the room block cannot be increased.

Questions? Contact gcoulson@entre-ed.org.

See you there!



2015 Forum Files:

Call for Presenters Info (Word doc)

Hotel Info (Word doc)

Program Agenda / Schedule (link)

Forum Award Applications:
Outstanding Educator Award Application (Word doc)
Leadership & Advocacy Award Application (Word doc)
Hall of Fame Criteria (Word doc)


Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education