Frequently Asked Questions
Where and when will OPEN 2022 take place?
OPEN will take place online from March 15-17, 2022.
I have a great idea for a session! How can I submit a proposal and what’s the deadline?
The OPEN 2022 Call for proposals is now closed. Thank you to all who submitted a proposal. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status and advised of next steps by November 8, 2021.
How do I register for OPEN 2022?
Registration for the conference will open on November 15. Sign up here to be alerted when registration opens.
What are the registration fees for OPEN 2022?
In an effort to make OPEN accessible to as wide an audience as possible, we are offering three registration options in 2021. The OPEN Pass, our general conference pass, is currently available for the early-bird rate of $50 (a 50% savings!) through January 31. You may also choose to register for a Pay-It-Forward Pass for $150 or a Supporter Pass for $300.
Can you tell me more about Pay-It-Forward and Supporter passes and how they differ from the standard OPEN Pass?
In addition to all the access that the OPEN Pass offers, the Pay-It-Forward Pass allows you to contribute a little extra to your conference fee to help us keep OPEN affordable for all faculty and students.
Like the Pay-it-Forward Pass, the Supporter Pass allows you to contribute an additional dollar amount to support our community of student innovators and faculty. Those who register at the Supporter level will be recognized on our conference website as a supporter of the VentureWell commitment to broadening participation in STEM innovation and entrepreneurship.
When will you release the OPEN 2022 schedule?
We’ll unveil the OPEN schedule in January. You can take a peek at last year’s schedule here to get an idea of the type of content we offer at OPEN, and please sign up to be alerted by email when the schedule officially launches!