KEEN National Conference

February 4-5, 2021 | Virtual

The speakers, attendees, and the sessions were amazingly good. Just an outstanding conference.
- Marshall Brain, North Carolina State University


Transform your students, department, and college with an entrepreneurial mindset! 

Get ready for hands-on, supportive, and collaborative learning at the 2021 KEEN National Conference.

This February, join hundreds of leaders, faculty, and staff from top universities at a revolutionary virtual conference for engineering educators. Enjoy inspiring presenters and keynote sessions, rich networking opportunities, and 30+ interactive sessions all geared to immediately impact work on your campus. 

When: February 4-5, 2021

Where: Virtual

Conference hashtag: #KNC2021

Innovate. Integrate. Motivate.

This year's conference theme is Innovate. Integrate. Motivate

In today’s world, an entrepreneurial mindset has never been more important. As faculty, staff, and administrators, you are the change agents responsible for graduating engineers with an entrepreneurial mindset.

  • As Innovators, you are reinventing engineering education - both to increase your students’ impact and to adapt to the new normal caused by the pandemic. 
  • As Integrators, you are implementing and sequencing high-quality student experiences - uniting mindset and skillset to unleash your students’ potential.
  • As Motivators, you are inspiring your colleagues and students - fueling your passions and igniting the passions of those around you.
KEEN National Conference 2020

Join the KEEN Partner Campuses as we share, learn, grow, and co-create the next for engineering education. #KNC2021 will engage your hearts, hands, and minds as we integrate innovative programs, inspire our colleagues, and unleash the potential of the next generation of engineers!


KNC2020 Workshop

Watch this space for more information.

  • Already a member of the community? You'll receive #KNC2021 conference updates in your complimentary newsletter.
  • Not yet a member? Join today at no cost to you! Your membership gives you full access to thousands of entrepreneurially-minded resources, engineering faculty, and staff. 
  • Questions? Contact us here.


#KNC2021 will include a set of robust experiences designed just for you! These include pre-events like an asynchronous introductory session to customize your conference experience, a live virtual camp to connect you to other attendees, and a personalized set of supplies and materials to leverage throughout the live, two-day conference.

Thursday, Feb. 4 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Times are in ET.

  • 10:40 a.m.: Welcome, Support, & Overview 
  • 11 a.m.: Plenary Session 1 
  • 12 p.m.: Break 
  • 12:15 p.m.: Breakout Session 1 
  • 1:45 p.m.: Break 
  • 2:15 p.m.: Breakout Session 2 
  • 3:45 p.m.: Break 
  • 4 p.m.: Plenary Session 2 

Friday, Feb. 5 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Times are in ET.

  • 10:40 a.m.: Welcome, Support, & Overview 
  • 11 a.m.: Plenary Session 3 
  • 12 p.m.: Break 
  • 12:15 p.m.: Breakout Session 3  
  • 1:45 p.m.: Break
  • 2:15 p.m.: Breakout Session 4 
  • 3:45 p.m.: Break 
  • 4 p.m.: Plenary Session 4 

In the months following #KNC2021, we'll have dedicated time for you to reconnect with session presenters and expand on takeaways, best practices, and lessons learned, as well as access materials from each and every session.

KEEN National Conference 2020

We hope you and your colleagues will join us for our annual flagship event!