NBIA's 23rd International Conference

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For more information, call (740) 593-4331 or email education@nbia.org.

Beyond Best Practices: The Cutting Edge of Entrepreneur Support

NBIA Atlanta

See who's attending!Thanks to everyone who helped make NBIA’s 26th International Conference on Business Incubation one of NBIA’s best yet. Held May 6-9, 2012, in Atlanta, the event would not have been possible without the work of NBIA board members, sponsors, workshop and session presenters, and other volunteers. We greatly appreciate your contributions to our biggest event of the year!

The conference featured sessions on increasing incubator sustainability, implementing best practices in incubation, coaching clients, collecting impact data, helping entrepreneurs find investors and much more. Nearly 600 incubation and economic development professionals from around the world gathered to learn, share ideas, network with colleagues and be inspired to assist entrepreneurs in new and better ways.

Highlights of the conference included:

The NBIA staff hopes the conference was valuable for everyone who attended. We loved seeing all who were there, enjoyed meeting our first-time attendees and look forward to seeing everyone at future NBIA events.

Conference photos

Our photographer, Rick Fatica, documented the educational sessions, keynote addresses, receptions and the tour of the Advanced Technology Development Center. Click here to view the photos.


Please give us your feedback about the conference at www.surveymonkey.com/s/NBIAConference. We value your opinions, and we will use your comments to help us improve next year’s conference. 

One person who completes this survey will be randomly selected for a free registration to NBIA’s 27th International Conference on Business Incubation, scheduled for April 7-10, 2013, in Boston. At the end of the survey, your contact information must be complete to be eligible for the free registration to next year’s conference.

Additional and Updated Session Presentation Materials

If you attended NBIA’s 2012 conference, you can access all the presentation materials we have received. Click here to see what is available. (This is a password-protected page for attendees only. For log-in information, attendees can e-mail education@nbia.org.)

Audio Recordings

Session recordings are available from the Audio Visual Education Network (AVEN). Click here to order individual session recordings or a complete set.

Tour Sponsors

We are especially grateful to the three area incubators that offered tours of their facilities: the Advanced Technology Development Center, Gwinnett Innovation Park and the Georgia Biobusiness Center.

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