FAQs

When and where is the conference taking place?

Open 2017 will take place March 23-25, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

What are the Open 2017 registration rates?

You can find a list of registration rates and deadlines here.

Is there an attendee list for Open 2017?

Yes! You will get access to the attendee list after you’ve registered for the conference. To access the list, log into your Cvent registration and click on the “Already registered?” button at the top right of the page (or at the bottom right under the Register button). Enter the email address used for registration and the confirmation number found in your confirmation email.

I’m a student. How do I receive the student discount?

Register for the conference as usual, then once you are on the “Submit Payment” page of the registration process, enter “Student” for the discount code and select apply.

Can I get a single invoice for all of the registrants from my university/organization?

Yes! If you need a group invoice, please contact our Finance Department at finance@venturewell.org.

How do I cancel my registration?

You can cancel your registration by logging into Cvent and clicking Cancel Registration. Refunds are available for cancellations made through February 22, 2017 and are subject to a $100 processing fee. Sorry, no refunds are available after February 22.

What’s the dress code?

The dress code for the conference is business casual. But make sure to check out the D.C. weather before you pack!

What meals are included at the conference?

We will be serving lunch on both Friday (3/24) and Saturday (3/25) and heavy hors d’oeuvres on Saturday night at the Open Minds reception. Breakfast isn’t included on either Friday or Saturday morning.

What is Open Minds?

Open Minds is an exhibition of our top E-Teams—student teams from schools around the country working on commercializing new technologies. The exhibition is an opportunity for the teams to demonstrate their products and receive feedback, all in a fun and festive atmosphere. Watch a PBS NewsHour video of our 2016 Open Minds event.

Where is Open Minds being held?

The 2017 Open Minds Exhibition will be held at The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, a 1.2 mile (30-minute) walk from the Hyatt Regency Washington.

Can I bring a guest to Open Minds?

Yes! You can add guests for $75 each.

For any additional questions, who can I contact?

For additional questions, please contact VentureWell Event Planning Administrator Lisa Ponce.

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