The Premier Innovation and Entrepreneurship Experience

for Higher Education

We are thrilled that you are joining us for OPEN 2023 taking place March 21-23, 2023 in Old Town Alexandria, VA, just 20 minutes outside of D.C.! OPEN brings together faculty, administrators, staff, and students from the STEM fields to share innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) experiences and research, learn best practices, and forge dynamic new relationships. This year, our welcoming community will gather in-person to discuss the tools, trends, and new strategies that will collectively move I&E education forward and prepare early-stage entrepreneurs for an ever-changing world.

If you have any questions or concerns during your registration process, please contact

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
9:00am - 12:00pm | Optional Inclusive Innovation Pre-conference Workshop
5:00pm - 7:00pm | Registration Desk Hours
5:00pm - 7:00pm | Welcome Reception

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
7:30am - 5:00pm | Registration Desk Hours
8:00am - 5:15pm | General Conference
5:30pm - 7:00pm | Teaching Toolkit

Thursday, March 23, 2023
7:30am - 3:00pm | Registration Desk Hours
8:00am - 5:15pm | General Conference
6:30pm - 9:00pm | OPENminds

If you are flying, we recommend arriving during the afternoon on March 21st (or the evening of March 20 if you are participating in an optional pre-conference event) and departing the morning of March 24th so you don't miss any conference programming or events. The closest airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

Westin Alexandria Old Town
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: (703) 253-8600