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Open 2016

Join VentureWell and Epicenter at Open 2016 in Portland, OR!

Open, VentureWell's annual conference produced in collaboration with Epicenter, is an intensive two-day conference for practitioners of technology entrepreneurship in higher education. Come to learn about the latest program models, network with colleagues, and share success stories from campuses across the nation. Conference sessions explore policy, programs, funding and insights into what universities are doing today—and where they are headed tomorrow—to engage constituents in using invention and entrepreneurship to benefit society.

Visit venturewell.org/open for more information and the full schedule.

 

Please join us at the following sessions hosted by Epicenter leaders, program participants and community members:

 
THURSDAY
 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Pathways Workshops (invitation only)
 
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm 
Creating Impact in Engineering Education Meetup (invitation only)
 
 
FRIDAY
 
8:45 am - 10:00 am 
Adventures in a Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Start-up
 
8:45 am - 10:00 am 
Immersive Design Experiences
 
8:45 am - 10:00 am 
Intersection: Fostering Innovation in Undergraduate Education Through Thematic Interdisciplinary Programs
 
10:30 am - 11:45 am 
E-Portfolios: Tools for Communicating I&E Experiences and Landscapes
 
10:30 am - 11:45 am 
Gender and Entrepreneurship: Images, Identity & Belonging
 
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Transitioning to a Student-managed Maker Space
 
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Tracking Maker Space Utilization Using a Mobile App
 
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm 
So You Want to Offer a Pop-up?
 
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm 
Epicenter Research Summit 2.0 (invitation only)
 
 
SATURDAY
 
9:00 am - 10:15 am 
Evidence of an Entrepreneurial Mindset
 
9:00 am - 10:15 am 
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Games
 
11:00 am - 12:15 pm 
Flipping the Switch: Activating Student Learners
 
11:00 am - 12:15 pm 
Integrating an Entrepreneurship Minor Into Your Engineering Curriculum
 
11:00 am - 12:15 pm 
Learning with Others: Examining the Value of Collaboration When Developing Entrepreneurship Initiatives
 
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm 
Engaging Student Leaders to Create a Sustainable Culture of Innovation on Campus
 
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm 
Weekend Design Challenge
 
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm 
Breaking Traditional Faculty-Student Relationships to Encourage Entrepreneurship and Innovation Across Campus
 
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm 
From Course Objective to Life Objective: A Crash Course in Developing Cognitive Apprenticeship Through Game-Based Learning
 
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm 
Towards Increasing the Number of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Faculty Mavericks: Enhancing the Traditional Faculty Work Model


 
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