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GCEC Baltimore 2021

Leading with Entrepreneurship: Succeeding in Revitalization

October 13-16, 2021

Welcome to Baltimore, where our dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem, charming arts and entertainment scene, and 13 universities are the campus for the worldʼs premier entrepreneurship centers to convene, learn, and celebrate with GCEC in fall 2021.

As your hosts, Loyola University Maryland and the University of Baltimore will feature GCEC membersʼ success stories in entrepreneurship and innovation in the pursuit of revitalization. Weʼll showcase higher educationʼs role in the urgent movement to support underrepresented entrepreneurs who have been most impacted by economic crisis and hold the most potential for growth. All centers will welcome discussion on how to stay relevant when campus finances are in jeopardy, and how GCEC members play a leadership role in revitalizing both higher education, and our economy, in recovery.

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Program schedule

  • Day 1 Wednesday, October 13
    • DC Hill Day (optional)
  • Day 2 Thursday, October 14
    • Arrivals and registration at hotel
    • Creative Baltimore — Neighborhood and Arts tour via water taxi (optional)
    • New member session at Hotel
    • Welcome Reception
  • Day 3 Friday, October 15
    • Program at Loyola
    • Evening hosted gatherings @ Baltimore
  • Day 4 Saturday, October 16
    • Program at Loyola
    • Closing event, American Visionary Arts Museum
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Questions? Contact Kristen Fisher at

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Registration for GCEC 2021 is not yet available. Please sign up for updates to find out when registration opens.


Would you like to be a sponsor? Contact Leslie Joyce at

Book your Hotel

We have reserved rooms for GCEC members at the Renaissance Harborplace Baltimore and Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotels. Online registration will be available shortly.