2011 National CEO Conference in Fort Worth, Texas; Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization Annual Meeting

The Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization will hold their 2011 National Conference in Fort Worth, Texas on October 27th-29th at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel. The conference has previously been held at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, in addition to Orlando and Washington DC.

Fort Worth is home to one of the premier CEO University chapters at Texas Christian University. TCU is recognized as a leading and innovative CEO Chapter and has won many chapter awards at the National Conferences. For more information on the TCU CEO chapter visit www.tcuceo.org.


The National CEO Conference includes an Elevator pitch competition, chapter awards, the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), exhibits, networking opportunities, keynote speakers, and much more. The conference is a great experience for all college students, and especially those who want more information on starting their own business while attending school or after graduating. There are plenty of opportunities for student involvement from competing in one of the competitions to being a moderator for a session.


My Experience

I attended the 2008 and 2009 National CEO conferences in Chicago at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. I thoroughly enjoyed the sessions as they offered something for every student. I attended several sessions on Internet based businesses that explained how to build a revenue model. I used what I learned to help compete in and win my school’s business plan competition.


In 2009 I participated in the Elevator Pitch Competition. Although I didn’t place in the money, the experience of competing and seeing how the other students prepared and their unique ideas made it worth all the time and effort I put towards it.


For more information visit the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization website at: www.c-e-o.org.