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Frequently Asked Questions

Where and when will OPEN take place?

OPEN took place online March 14-17, 2022. OPEN 2023 dates and details will be announced.

How do I register for OPEN?

Visit the main OPEN event page to register! You can select from three registration options for this year’s conference—the OPEN Pass, Pay-It-Forward Pass, and the Supporter Pass.

I registered—how do I access the conference platform?

Stay tuned for an email from VentureWell the week of March 7 with simple steps for logging into our custom conference platform. We will open the platform to registered attendees on March 11.

What are the registration fees for OPEN 2022? Can you tell me more about each type of pass?

In an effort to make OPEN accessible to as wide an audience as possible, we are offering three registration options in 2022. The OPEN Pass, our general conference pass, is $100. You may also choose to register for a Pay-It-Forward Pass for $150 or a Supporter Pass for $300.

The OPEN Pass allows you full access to the conference, including all special plenary events, as well as access to all session recordings after the conference.

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.

Will sessions be recorded? Can I view sessions after the conference ends?

Yes! Conference sessions will be recorded and all registrants will have access to session recordings post-conference. An email announcing that recordings are ready for viewing will be sent following the conference, with directions for accessing the videos.

Where can I view the OPEN 2022 schedule?

The schedule is now live! Visit the schedule page now to plan your OPEN 2022 experience. You can also add sessions of interest to your calendar through the conference platform schedule once it is launched!

What OPEN 2022 sponsorship opportunities are available?

Sponsors of OPEN 2022 engage with an influential group of campus leaders who are supporting the next generation of student innovators. As a sponsor of this year’s conference, you will engage with a driven, dynamic, and diverse group of educators and leaders who are fostering the next generation of inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs.

You can view the sponsorship prospectus here to learn more about available opportunities and reach out to Julie Teplitzy, our sponsor concierge at

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 session for consideration! You can take a peek at this year’s schedule here!

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