Full conference details coming soon! Dalhousie University’s Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship (LaunchDal) is pleased to invite you to the annual conference of the Canadian Council for SMEs and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE), from May 3 to 5, 2018 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We welcome idea sharing, best practice procurement, and community building, to facilitate, activate, and jump-start the same entrepreneurial movement we are seeing in our region – for CCSBE as a convening voice across Canada. CALL FOR PAPERS, WORKSHOPS AND PANEL SESSIONS: Paper or workshop proposal submissions due: February 20, 2018 Early bird conference registration ends: March 2, 2018 Full paper or final abstract due: April 3, 2018 Tracks are dependent on paper themes, and may include: Globalization and Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy Building, Launching and Growing Ventures Supporting Small and Medium Sized Business Microfinance and Sustainable Funding Immigrant Entrepreneurship Submission Guidelines Organizing Committee Scientific Committee Registration and Payment Practical Information Accommodation & Tourism Activities February 20th, 2018 Deadline for submission of proposals for academic papers, professional workshop sessions, and panel discussions, in French or English, to the following address: email@example.com. Each submission should be in two pages, Times New Roman 12pt in Microsoft Word format: the first page will include a title, names, status and contact details of author(s); the second page will present contents and 5 keywords, according to the following categories: Submission Format Requirements Academic Papers Abstract Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, method and expected findings of study Professional workshop sessions Summary Summaries should describe the format and content of the workshop and be not more than 500 words in length. Panels Summary Summaries (not more than 500 words) should describe the theme and its interests; identify the panel speakers and their sub-topic areas. April 3rd, 2018 Deadline for submission of full paper or final version of abstract in English or French, to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org The text should be submitted in Microsoft Word format and should not be more than 20 pages including the cover page, diagrams, tables and references. The format will be single-spaced, Times New Roman 12pts (attribute normal for text, bold for titles and subtitles), margin top, bottom, right and left 2.5 cm (1 inch), headings numbered as 1., 1.1.,1.1.1, etc. All references should be at the end of the document. In the text, the authors' names should be referenced in brackets followed by the year of publication, for example: (Tremblay, 2009). Conference Languages English and French Best Papers Awards Selected papers will be awarded as the best papers of the conference. Publication Outlet Accepted papers or abstracts will be published in the electronic conference proceedings. Selected papers will be considered for publication in the Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship or in an edited book. Conference Committee Dr. Mary Kilfoil, Director, Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship (Launch Dal), Dalhousie University Dr. Albert James, Assistant Professor, Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University Dr. Bill Foster, Assistant Professor, Strategic Management; Director, International Student Success Program (ISSP), Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University Sarah MacLellan, Program Coordinator, Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship (Launch Dal), Dalhousie University Ding Fan, Executive Assistant and Office Manager, Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship (Launch Dal), Dalhousie University Conference Committee Dr. Mary Kilfoil, Director, Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship (Launch Dal), Dalhousie University Dr. Albert James, Assistant Professor, Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University Dr. Bill Foster, Assistant Professor, Strategic Management; Director, International Student Success Program (ISSP), Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University Sarah MacLellan, Program Coordinator, Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship (Launch Dal), Dalhousie University Ding Fan, Executive Assistant and Office Manager, Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship (Launch Dal), Dalhousie University Members Dr. Ado Abdoulkadre, University of Ottawa, Canada Dr. Abdullah Al Mamun, Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia Dr. Samim Al-Azad, School of Business, North South University, Bangladesh Dr. Claude Albagli, CEDIMES Institut, France Dr. Luc Audebrand, FSA ULaval, Canada Dr. Jacques Baronet, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada Dr. Omar Benia, Faculté des Sciences Economiques et Sciences de Gestion, Université BADJI Mokhtar, Algeria Dr. Gustavo Birollo, FSA ULaval, Canada Dr. Sophie Brière, Chair of Leadership in Education - Women and Organizations, FSA ULaval, Canada Dr. François Brouard, Carleton University, Canada Dr. Michael Carney, Concordia University Research Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Canada Dr. Samira Chaker, IHEC Carthage, Tunisia Dr. Elie Chrysostome, School of Business & Economics, State University of New York, USA Dr. Yan Cimon, CIRRELT, FSA ULaval, Canada Dr. Ahmed El Moutaouasset, Université Cadi Ayyad, Morocco Dr. Louis-Jacques Filion, HEC Montréal, Canada Dr. Jian Gao, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, China Dr. Denis Garand, FSA ULaval, Canada Dr. Olivier Germain, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada Dr. Mike Henry, CCPME, School of Business and Economics, Thompson Rivers University, Canada Dr. Kalinga Jagoda, Department of Management, University of Guelph, Canada Dr. Mary Kilfoil, CCPME, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University, Canada Dr. Gary Knight, Helen Jackson Chair of International Management, Willamette University, USA Dr. Jean-François Lalonde, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada Dr. Wei Li, School of Business, University of Sydney, Australia Dr. Howard Lin, CCPME, Ryerson University, Canada Dr. Mohamed M'Hamdi, Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, Morocco Dr. Louicius Michel, School of Business, Burma University, Canada Dr. Muhammad Mohiuddin, School of Business and Economics, Thomson Rivers University, Canada Dr. Jean-Marie Nkongolo-Bakenda, Kenneth Levene School of Business, University of Regina, Canada Dr. Diane Poulin, FSA ULaval, Canada Dr. Francesco Scalera, Università degli studi di Bari, Italy Dr. Étienne St-Jean, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada Dr. Josée St-Pierre, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada Dr. Xinbo Sun, School of Business Administration, Northeastern University, China Dr. Mai Thai, HEC Montréal, Canada Dr. Luis Felipe Torres Gómez, ITESM Campus Queretaro, Mexico Dr. Maripier Tremblay, Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, FSA ULaval, Canada Dr. Sophie Veilleux, FSA ULaval Business Square, FSA ULaval, Canada Dr. Yu Zhang, Tianjin Hi-tech investment management Co. Ltd., Tianjin University, China Dr. Yuli Zhang, Nankai Business School, China Fees Details Full inscription* Early bird (by March 10, 2018) Student: 285$ CAD + taxes Others: 475$ CAD + taxes Regular (after March 10, 2017 to May 3rd, 2018) Student: 370$ CAD + taxes Others: 575$ CAD + taxes *Registration Fees at CCSBE and Gala Fees included Registration for May 3rd only Payment by May 3rd, 2018 All: 300$ CAD + taxes Registration for May 4th only – 1 day* Payment by May 4th, 2018 All: 300$ CAD + taxes *Gala lunch included Registration and Payment Online Registration website coming soon! Online registration will be available until May 2nd, 2018 at 11:59PM EST. Cancellation Policy Cancellation requests must be sent in writing to: email@example.com, before April 1st, 2018. Please note that 30% of the registration fees will be retained as administration fees. If the cancellation request is received after April 1st, 2018 or if the participant does not attend, the full registration fees will be retained. Conference location Dalhousie University Kenneth C. Rowe Management Bldg 6100 University Ave Halifax, NS B3HCanada Parking The most convenient place for short term parking in Halifax is at our Pay and Display Lot on South Street called LeMarchant Place (#17 on the map). Rates are $2 per hour to a maximum of $20 per day. It is not possible to pay for partial hours. Daily or weekly general parking permits are no longer available. Dalhousie parking meters are located on and around campus. Meters are in operation from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Meter fees are not required after 4:30 p.m., or on weekends and statutory holidays. Airport and transportation The airport is located roughly 30 minutes outside of the downtown core. There are a number of different ways to get from the airport to your hotel including city buses, shuttles and taxis. Ground Transportation Services is located just outside the arrivals area. Taxi Taxis serve the airport 24/7. It will cost you about 50$ CAN to get to the University from the airport. Credit cards are accepted. Casino Taxi - 902-425-6666 Public transport During your stay, we suggest you use the public bus system provided by Halifax Transit. Conference agenda Coming soon! Conference room facilities Computer, microphones and laser pointers are available in all rooms. It is also possible to use your laptop with the following jacks: VGA, HDMI and miniDP. Questions Questions about the Conference prior to the event can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org Courtyard Marriot The Courtyard Marriot is nestled right the heart of downtown Halifax. The eight-story building offers 125 upscale, fully furnished guestrooms. In addition, the hotel features a full-service spa for guests to enjoy. The Courtyard Marriot is close to many of Halifax’s best attractions, including the Public Gardens, The Citadel, and the harbour boardwalk. Dining in Halifax Halifax has many fine establishments to grab a bite! Each year Coast, a local magazine publishes the “Best of Halifax” awards, including a “Food and Drink” section! The winners are chosen by Haligonians themselves! Each category has a gold, silver, and bronze winner. You can also visit the Coast’s Hall of Fame, to see long-time winners. Under the Food And Drink category you will find everything from Best Coffee to Best Vegetarian-Friendly to Best Fine Dining and Best Wine List. You can browse the Best of Halifax, Food and Drink Here: http://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/best-restaurant/BestOf?oid=3872435 Halifax Attractions The Central Library Halifax’s new Central Library is a must see! The modern architecture and sleek interior is reminiscent of that of New York City’s Guggenheim. This is the new go-to spot for community gathering and learning, and idea generation. Old Clock Tower One of Halifax’s most famous landmarks, the Old Clock Tower, officially began keeping time forthe garrison and residents of Halifax in 1803. You will find it on Citadel Hill, overlooking the beautiful, historic downtown. Point Pleasant Park At the end of the Halifax peninsula is Point Pleasant Park. Go for a stroll on one of the many trails. The park extends to the end of the peninsula where you can look out at the Atlantic Ocean. The Public Gardens Minutes from the Dalhousie and Saint Mary’s University campuses, you will find the Public Gardens. They will still be open for the CCSBE and they are a nice break from the city. There is also a café in the garden. The Seaport Farmers Market The Halifax Seaport is a vibrant arts and culture district in the south end of the city and the Farmer’sMarket is world class. With hundreds of vendors, the market is bustling every weekend! You can also visit Pier 21, the landing point for many Canadian and American immigrants. Peggy’s Cove and Fisherman’s Cove Peggy’s Cove is one of the most photographed places on earth! Just a short drive outside the city, you can visit Peggy’s and Fisherman’s cover and see why! Moreover, October will be the perfect time for a fall drive and the rolling hills and scenery will remind you of a beautiful Irish countryside. Province House It’s elegant design is one of the finest examples of Palladian architecture in North America. Province House is Canada’s oldest seat of government, The Nova Scotia Legislature has met here every year since 1819! The Citadel Take a break from the city and step back in time to the sound of rifle-fire and the skirl of bagpipes. Therestored Citadel Fort commemorates Halifax’s role as a key naval station in the British Empire. Historic Properties On the opposite end of the beautiful, harbour-side boardwalk is Halifax’s Historic Properties. It’s a beautiful place to take a stroll, do some shopping, or grab a bite to eat.