the premier innovation and entrepreneurship education conference
OPEN brings together educators, students, and changemakers across the science & technology innovation and entrepreneurship education sphere to learn emerging best practices and forge new relationships in the field. At OPEN, you’ll gain practical tools to apply in your own class or program and collaborate meaningfully with other attendees during immersive sessions.
OPEN offers content on the most pressing topics in innovation and entrepreneurship education like:
- Engaging and supporting underrepresented student innovators
- Proven practices for teaching I&E
- Growing your on-campus entrepreneurial ecosystem
- Environmental and social sustainability
- Strategies for teaching and supporting students during the pandemic
- Entrepreneurial mindset, and more!
Each year, the conference offers event highlights like the Sustainable Practice Impact Awards Presentation & Keynote , the OPENminds student innovator showcase, and an interactive Poster Session!
OPEN features session formats that are designed for maximum engagement between attendees, allowing you to learn, share ideas, and engage in deep discussion.
OPEN 2021 presented in partnership with
open 2021 individual supporters
Justin Brunson, University of Utah
Denise Cato, Camden County Schools
Kate Jackson, Lake Forest College
Gwen Lee-Thomas, Quality Measures, LLC
Luis Martinez, Trinity University
Edwin Moore, BioPhia Consulting, Inc.
Thomas Porter, CFA Institute
Daniel Riffell, University of Colorado at Boulder
Gregory Thomas, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Patricia Vega, Quantum New Energy LLC