register now for OPEN 2021

OPEN 2021 offers a dynamic virtualized conference experience featuring three days of immersive sessions, ample networking opportunities, and special events like the OPENMinds Showcase, Sustainability Award presentation, powerful speakers, and a poster session that will allow attendees to come together to share and learn more about the field-building work taking place in our I&E community.

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 

The OPEN Pass allows  you to access all OPEN 2021 sessions, special showcase events, and networking opportunities for all three days of the conference, as well as access to all recordings and materials after the event. 

the pay-it-forward pass  $150 

In addition to all the access that the OPEN Pass offers, The Pay-It-Forward Pass lets you help to keep OPEN affordable for all faculty and students that are part of our community, and supporting VentureWell’s ongoing commitment to broadening participation in STEM innovation and entrepreneurship among underrepresented groups.

the supporter pass $300

Like the Pay-it-Forward Pass, The Supporter Pass helps make OPEN accessible to more faculty and students, and offers you recognition in conference materials as a Supporter of the VentureWell commitment to broadening participation in STEM innovation and entrepreneurship among underrepresented groups.

how to register

Please click here to log into the VentureWell Community portal to start your registration process. If you have not logged into our Community portal previously, you will be prompted to create an account before proceeding to the registration. Once logged in, click on the OPEN 2021 event to register!

payment options 

You may pay by credit card or request to be invoiced during the registration process. To pay by check or ACH transfer, select “Invoice Me” as the payment method during registration. 

cancellation policy

You may cancel your registration at any time. Registration fees are non-refundable, except for those who select the “Supporter $300” registration rate. “Supporter $300” registrants may request a refund up to 30 days prior to the start of OPEN 2021, and your refund will be processed minus a $75 cancellation fee.


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