The ELLC Roundtable gives leaders of entrepreneurial living-learning communities the opportunity to network and share best practices.

ELLC Roundtable

Registration is now closed. Details for the 2018 conference will be posted soon.


The Entrepreneurial Residential Learning Community (ERLC) at the University of Wisconsin - Madison looks forward to hosting the sixth annual:

Entrepreneurial Living-Learning Community Roundtable at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on JUNE 14-15, 2017.


This program was created in 2012 by the Innovation Living-Learning Community at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in order to give leaders of ELLCs the opportunity to gather in one spot for shared discussion and networking opportunities. Staff from campuses that are considering starting ELLCs are also welcome and encouraged to join us! The content of the Roundtable is very participant-driven, with lots of opportunities to explore program successes and help answer each other’s questions.


Registration fee is $150 to attend this event, which includes light breakfasts & lunches but participants are responsible for providing their own transportation, accommodations and one dinner. This conference is open to University administration, faculty and staff.


"I found the ELLC Roundtable to be incredibly helpful as I was wrapping up my first year in leading an entrepreneurship community. There are so many tips from other schools, and we were able to connect with others who work with these specialized groups to grow our programmatic offerings in a curricular and co-curricular environment. I personally enjoyed the networking, presentations and discussions around how we can help students learn from founders and leaders within the startup ecosystem to inspire our change makers." Haley Huie, Director, Albright Entrepreneurs Village at North Carolina State University; 2016 & 2017 ELLC Roundtable attendee

2017 Roundtable Agenda

Wednesday, June 14 - Day 1:

10:00 AM             Gather in the Ed Gordon Suite, Second Level of Gordon—coffee and snacks provided

10:10 AM             Opening Remarks 

10:15 AM             Group Introductions

10:30 AM             Overview of Residential Learning Communities at UW-Madison 

10:40 AM             Overview of host Community: Entrepreneurial Residential Learning Community (ERLC)

10:50 AM             Panel: “Learn Where You Live”: Best Practices in Entrepreneurial Living-Learning                 Communities

12:10-1 PM         Lunch

1:15 PM                Tour of the Entrepreneurial Residential Learning Community: Sellery Hall; 821 W. Johnson

2:00 PM                UW-Madison Campus and Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Tour; 330 N. Orchard St.

4:00 PM                Informal Networking/Social Hour on the Memorial Union Terrace; 800 Langdon St.

6:00 PM                Dinner at Graze: 1 South Pinckney, Capitol Square

Thursday, June 15 - Day 2:

9:30 AM               100State Overview and Tour; 316 W Washington Ave #675

10 AM                   Panel: “Design Thinking”: How to Approach Space in Living Learning Communities

10:45 AM             Workshop: Toolbox for the Entrepreneur

11:30-12:30       “Dreaming Big in the Dorms”: ERLC Alumni Panel  

12:30 PM             Lunch and continued conversation


Recommended Hotels

Best Western Plus InnTowner Madison
2424 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53726
(608) 233-8778

Conference rate:  $129.99 per night
Conference Code: ELLC Roundtable 

Host a Future ELLC Roundtable

Would your school like to consider hosting the Entrepreneurial Living-Learning Community Roundtable for a future summer? Please contact Jennifer Bechtel (217)244-4850 for more information on this opportunity to showcase your school's unique program and resources. Past hosts include University of Illinois, University of Florida, Georgia Institue of Technology and University of Wisconsin.

Event support offered to the host school through the Technology Entrepreneur Center (TEC) and the Innovation Living-Learning Community at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Technology Entrepreneur Center

Engineering at Illinois

351 Coordinated Science Lab, MC-228
1308 W. Main Street
Urbana, IL 61801

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