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Epicenter Retreat

Hosted at the Stanford Sierra Camp near Lake Tahoe, this is an opportunity for entrepreneurship and engineering faculty to come together for spontaneous inspiration and interactions around creating a nation of entrepreneurial engineers.

The Epicenter Retreat programming will begin at 4:00 pm on Sunday, September 30, and end on the evening of Tuesday, October 2, allowing for an early departure on Wednesday, October 3 (no programming on Wednesday – checkout is at 12 noon).

Program fee includes 3 nights of lodging and all meals. 

- US Faculty: $627
- International Faculty: $927
- Students: $427

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At the retreat we will use an “unconference” format, which is designed for active peer-to-peer collaboration. Participants will have the opportunity to pitch topics of their interest, engage in small-group discussions on the topics proposed, design new curricular and extracurricular activities, and develop alliances and networks.

Participants should prepare for the event by selecting topics or issues to propose for discussion and gathering supporting information and materials that might be of use. Topics to explore could include pedagogical approaches, programmatic models, extracurricular initiatives, and other topics that fall under the umbrella of infusing entrepreneurship and innovation into undergraduate engineering education.

We will send registered participants additional details.

Where are the attendees coming from?

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What are attendees saying about the upcoming retreat?

“The Epicenter kickoff at the NCIIA conference gave me so much to think about, and that was just a taste of what I hope to see at the retreat in September. Fun people, a great location, being pushed outside of my comfort zone and leaving recharged. I wouldn’t miss it!” - Joseph Tranquillo, Bucknell University

“The combination of the location and the ‘unconference’ format will make the Epicenter Retreat the national-level conference to attend this fall if you’re an advocate for infusing entrepreneurial thinking into engineering education. I plan to learn new teaching approaches and activities to use in my courses and programs, and develop new (or re-new) friendships.” - Elizabeth Kisenwether, Penn State University


The location is Stanford Sierra Camp on Fallen Leaf Lake, near Lake Tahoe. You can fly into San Francisco (3 hour drive), Sacramento (2 hours drive), or Reno (1 hour drive). We can help arrange carpools and vans from Reno. 


130 Fallen Leaf Road 
Fallen Leaf, CA 96150 


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