Open 2012: NCIIA's 16th Annual Conference

Thursday, March 22-Saturday, March 24

More than 300 faculty and students attended Open 2012, the NCIIA's 16th Annual Conference, at the Hilton Financial District from March 22-24. We would like to thank everyone who participated in our three days of knowledge sharing and network building.

NCIIA's 17th Annual Conference will be held March 22-23, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The conference will have a compact, two-day format and a number of new sessions designed to maximize impact.

We've published a number of papers. View PowerPoint archives here. If you're looking for a particular PowerPoint presentation and can't find it, email Tim Binkert at
View Steve Blank’s keynote presentation slide deck.

Congratulations to our Open Minds 2012 video competition winners! Earth2Block's video was recognized for Greatest Social Impact Innovation. Strong Arm Ergonomic Lifting Safety System's video was recognized for Best Pitch Delivery. Both teams won $1,000 each to help further their ventures.

All the Open Minds team videos can be viewed here.

Thanks to our sponsors: The Lemelson Foundation, NSF, and Silicon Valley Bank.

Major support from
the Lemelson Foundation.