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More than 300 teachers, school administrators and professionals from the world of education from six Canadian provinces and five countries gathered Thursday and Friday in Lévis for the second edition of the Fall Congress on Conscious Entrepreneurial Education.

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Lévis, October 28, 2019. - More than 300 teachers, school administrators and education professionals from six Canadian provinces and five countries gathered Thursday and Friday at the Lévis Convention and Exhibition Center for the second edition of the Fall Congress on Conscious Entrepreneurial Education.

Under the theme "Self-enterprise at the heart of educational innovation", this Fall Congress, organized by Entrepreneurial education idea with the special collaboration of Laval University, brought together more than 300 people - young people, educators, school board leaders, ministerial representatives as well as partners from the Conscious Entrepreneurial Community School (ECEC). Everyone has come together to reflect on the idea of educating and teaching people to be entrepreneurial, to undertake and to create innovation in a conscious, responsible and autonomous way at school. In other words, to become “the entrepreneur of oneself”.

Through forty or so various workshops, two conferences, several inspiring testimonials, lively discussions and an educational fair highlighting innovative entrepreneurial projects, the delegates were able to share and deepen their experiences and knowledge in conscious entrepreneurship. Solidarity, responsible and community entrepreneurship, inspired by innovative and conscious business models in entrepreneurial communities in Quebec, Canada and the world. Here, like the LOOP Mission company, whose creators, two conscious and committed entrepreneurs, offered an impact opening conference that served as a kickoff for the Fall Convention.

The participation of educational actors from schools and school boards from six Canadian provinces and five countries as well as that of representatives of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MÉES), of the Institut de la Francophonie for education and training (IFEF) and the Institut de la Francophonie pour le développement durable (IFDD) demonstrate a growing interest in conscious entrepreneurial education and the need to bring out real school-family-community ecosystems.

Acting ALONE is no longer the solution! To educate, it is collectively to give the right and to make one learn to dream! Conscious entrepreneurship contributes to such an educational culture. An approach that makes it possible to engage young people and adults in learning towards their success in school, in life and in their life ” shared Rino Levesque, founder of Idea Entrepreneurial Education.

A few weeks from now, a white paper will be published containing the main findings that emerged from these two days of discussions and reflections. This white paper will serve as a working basis for the organization of the next edition of the Fall Congress on Conscious Entrepreneurial Education.

Young people in the foreground

Conscious entrepreneurial education helps to engage children, youth and adults of all ages in their learning and to bring out their passions and talents. During the Fall Congress, these were showcased in various ways: two children aged 6e years acted as emcees, four young high school journalists conducted interviews throughout the event, three others gave testimonies during the session Propel yourself and several took part in the Educational Fair in Conscious Entrepreneurship in order to share projects experienced in class and in their community.

Event partners

The Fall Congress on Conscious Entrepreneurial Education was made possible thanks to the invaluable support of the Government of Quebec, Microsoft, Université Laval, Ville de Lévis, École branchée, OPEQ and Coop FA.

About the NPO Entrepreneurial Education Idea

Entrepreneurial education idea provides educational environments with a team of support staff made up of teachers, school administrators and professionals committed to the educational success of children, young people and adults of all ages. Their mandate is to support the appropriation of organizational and educational strategies favorable to the development of a conscious, responsible and community entrepreneurial culture. In order to showcase best practices and promote educational collaborations, Idée Éducation Entrepreneuriale runs the international network OIECEC, which brings together nearly 150 schools on three continents.

SOURCE Entrepreneurial education idea

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