Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Octoberfest Lunch and Learn Series

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 5 - Oct. 28, 2021
11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. ET via Zoom

Join other like-minded community leaders as we learn about innovative programs and resources, share best practices and ideas, empower ourselves and others to assist entrepreneurs to grow our local communities at the annual Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities (CEC) Conference brought to you by Michigan State University Extension.

Conference registration includes all eight breakout sessions below for one low price of $20. 

Oct. 5 - Strengthening Community Through Community Engagement
Oct. 7 - The Re-Imaging of Food in Cereal City
Oct. 12 - Next Steps in Resiliency: Design to Prevent Crime
Oct. 14 - Ready…Action: Lessons from Co-Creating Change
Oct. 19 - Farming: A Strategy for Community Resilience
Oct. 21 - Outdoor Industry Assets for Economic Development
Oct. 26 - Community + Collaboration + Connection = Progress
Oct. 28 - Building Strong Tribal and Local Economies through Unique Partnerships

Complete session descriptions can be found in the attachment.  


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information or question, please contact Kathy Jamieson, or visit