Deshpande Symposium 2018

Call for Panel Proposals


Submit Panel Proposals
Opens: 11/1/17
Closes: 1/31/18

Panel Review & Selection
Feb. 16 - 28, 2018

Program Announced
March 15, 2018

Program Date
June 11-13


Join us at the UMass-Lowell Inn and Conference Center
50 Warren St. Lowell Massachusetts 01852

June 11-13, 2018

The 7th Annual Deshpande Symposium

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education

The Deshpande Symposium is a gathering of like-minded practitioners with a focus on accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship across the university and college environment.

The Symposium provides a venue for attendees to learn from each other’s experiences; to gain wider exposure for their ideas, successes and startups; and to collaborate on activities that increase innovation and entrepreneurship in their communities.

The two day event will include panel presentations, keynotes, workshops, an awards dinner and plenty of networking opportunities.


Bringing Ideas to Life


 “There is a huge amount of room to be entrepreneurial in universities.”

Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande 

Entrepreneurship in the Curriculum

University Commercialization & Startups

Entrepreneurial Universities, Culture & Ecosystems