OPEN Annual Conference

Standard registration for OPEN 2024, taking place in beautiful and sunny San Diego, California, March 18-20, is available until March 13, 2024!

OPEN March 18-20, 2024, San Diego, Hyatt Regency La Jolla, Standard Pricing Ends March 13; logo and photos of venue and past participants

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Key Dates

  • Standard Registration Closes: March 13, 2024
  • OPEN 2024: March 18-20, 2024

This can’t-miss event is the premier innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) experience for higher education faculty, staff, administrators, researchers, and leaders in the STEM fields. Our theme this year is Innovating Futures Together. What might the future look like for the next generation of I&E advocates and thought leaders? Is only one future possible? How will the disruptive technologies of today shape the jobs of the future? Who should be around the table working to solve the world’s most difficult problems?

We look forward to exploring the answers to these questions with you at OPEN 2024!

Our welcoming and inclusive community will share the latest trends in I&E research and best practices, while leaving ample time for you to network with inclusive innovation and sustainability changemakers from across the nation. Don’t miss this opportunity to invest in yourself and your institution’s entrepreneurial ecosystem!

I find OPEN to be a close-knit community of practice with great opportunities to forge connections for future collaborations, more so than other innovation & entrepreneurship conferences I attend.

— OPEN 2023 attendee

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Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors!

Sponsor logos: The Lemelson Foundation (Presenting), eli the entrepreneurial learning initiative (Partner), burton d. morgan foundation (Collaborator), EcoMap (Advocate), Purdue University Northwest (Advocate), University of Maryland (Promoter), USC Marshall School of Business (Promoter), Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) (Promoter)

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