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55th Anniversary International Council for Small Business World Conference being held June 24-27 in Cincinnati.

The 55th Anniversary

International Council for Small Business (ICSB) World Conference

being held June 24-27, 2010, at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. The theme for 2010 is

Entrepreneurship: Bridging Global Boundaries

.

Pre-conference and Conference Highlights:

Thursday, June 24:

Pre-Conference doctoral student consortium Thursday all day, and a half-day small business policy pre-conference starting at noon.

Friday, June 25

: 8:30 a.m., opening plenary session including greetings from UC President Gregory Williams, the Honorable Mayor Mallory, Annette St-Onge, ICSB President, and Amy Wilkinson, keynote speaker. Also, at noon, the keynote speaker will be Doug Hall, founder Eureka Ranch, inventor and author.

Saturday, June 26:

Noon, Peter Shea, founder of Entrepreneur Media Inc. (

Entrepreneur

magazine) and a distinguished panel will speak in the morning and Chris Thoen, managing director of P&G Global Connect & Develop program.  

About the International Council for Small Business (ICSB):

The International Council for Small Business is an all-volunteer professional association of educators, researchers, policy makers and practitioners. with approximately 2,000 members, across 11 affiliates, representing over 50 countries. Affiliates include Australia/New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, more than 30 countries in Europe, Japan, Korea, the Middle East (Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Saudi Arabia) and Taiwan.

Recent conference locations include

2003 San Juan, Puerto Rico

2004 Johannesburg, South Africa

2005 Washington, DC

2006 Melbourne, Australia

2007 Turku, Finland

2008 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

2009 Seoul, South Korea

2010 Cincinnati OH

2011 Stockholm, Sweden

2012 Wellington, New Zealand

ICSB by the Numbers:

2010 Attendees: 350

Papers and workshops submitted for peer review: over 450

Papers and workshops accepted for presentation: 252

For full schedule see

www.icsb2010.org

Sponsors by P&G, Dell, VISA and the University of Cincinnati

About the UC College of Business and the Center for Entrepreneurship Education & Research:

Ranked by

U.S.News & World Report

as a "Best Graduate School" for 2011, with its full-time MBA program ranked 71st and part-time MBA program ranked 83rd. Ranked by

BusinessWeek

among the top 100 for undergraduate business programs in 2009.

The Princeton Review

and

Entrepreneur

magazine ranked UC 21st for undergraduate Entrepreneurship education in 2009.