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EntreEd Summit Slated for Nov. 3 in Charleston

The 2017 EntreEd Summit, which will be held from noon-4pm on Friday, Nov. 3 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charleston, is designed to answer the question, “Why K-12 entrepreneurship and how do we successfully implement?”.  Registration is open and can be accessed by clicking here.

“The Summit will help attendees understand how system-wide K-12 entrepreneurship education can be successfully implemented at the regional, local, and individual school level,” said Dr. Gene Coulson, Executive Director of the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education.  “Interested community leaders are invited to hear the power-packed line-up at the Summit, gain an understanding of the impact entrepreneurship education can have on the economy, and lead the charge for entrepreneurship education in their communities.”

Toi Hershman, Regional Coordinator for America’s Entrepreneurial Schools & Colleges, said, “Entrepreneurship makes learning relevant to students and provides motivation to tackle challenging problems. Students need to know that it is okay to fail, to feel the energy of a win, and be armed with the mindsets to navigate in a world we can’t even imagine. Entrepreneurship education does this.”

EntreEd, the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education, plays an important role connecting state policy makers to best practice programs and in creating a forum for practitioners to share learnings from the field. EntreEd has helped teachers and state leaders in rural Appalachia better institute entrepreneurship programming throughout the region.

Representatives from all levels of government, K-12 education, entrepreneurs, economic developers and the business community is encouraged to attend the event.  The cost is $25 per person and includes lunch.

For more information and to check out the Summit’s agenda, visit