The Call for Proposals is open until October 28, 2022.
The OPEN Conference gathers together engaged faculty, administrators, global innovators, and university students from across disciplines to network, share stories, start new collaborations, and learn emerging best practices in STEM entrepreneurship education. During highly interactive and immersive sessions, you’ll gain effective new practices to apply to your class or program and collaborate meaningfully with fellow attendees. Aligned with this year’s theme, Connecting for Impact, OPEN 2023 will create space for meaningful connections among participants and to the content, ensuring that you have the support and tools you need to positively impact your campus ecosystem.
This year, plan to lead the conversation and contribute to the field of innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) education by proposing a session for OPEN 2023.
October 28, 2022: Call for Proposals closes
November 2022: Registration opens
Call for Proposals
We are seeking diverse ideas and perspectives for conference sessions, across four areas of focus with four interactive format types. Sessions are 30-60 minutes in length.
Though all proposals that fit with our areas of focus are welcome, special consideration will be given to proposals that:
share learnings from VentureWell Course & Program grantees emphasize programs and practices that foster access and engagement of students from historically underrepresented groups (URGs*) in I&E share findings from I&E education assessment, evaluation, or research feature students as panelists or co-presenters include institutions that are Minority Serving Institutions and/or community colleges highlight sustainable design practices, including social and environmental sustainability
*URGs, as referenced throughout this page, are defined as traditionally underrepresented, underestimated, and under-resourced groups, specifically those who identify as Black, Latinx, and Indigenous; women from all backgrounds; individuals who identify as coming from low-income backgrounds; and others who are marginalized due to racism, sexism, classism, and/or other forms of marginalization.
The deadline for submissions is October 28, 2022. As a part of this competitive proposal process, we will give preference to sessions that align with our themes and emphasize learning by doing. Applicants will be notified and advised of next steps by December 1, 2022.