What is the Avenues to Opportunity Conference?
The Avenues to Opportunity (A2O) Conference is a one-day policy conference focusing on how to remove the barriers entrepreneurs face and provide a context for thinking about policy reform to advance human betterment and contribute to the understanding of which regulatory environments can produce the best economic outcomes for the largest number of people.
The conference is rooted on the idea of our Doing Business North America (DBNA) report which provides objective measures of business regulations in the United States across 83 cities in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC. The 4th edition 2022 report was released in April 2022 and comprises over 7,700 datapoints and uses 93 variables to create 30 data indicators spread over six categories to score and rank cities in regard to how easy it is to set up, operate, and shut down a business.
Who can attend the conference?
We welcome everyone! The conference is geared towards entrepreneurs, grassroot advocates, policymakers, students and community members.
When and where is the conference?
The A2O conference will be held on Friday, December 1, 2023 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU.
Do I have to register to attend?
Yes, registration is required.
How much is registration?
The regular rate is $99 ($30 for ASU Students). The early bird rate is $79 ($25 for ASU Students) and ends Friday, October 20, 2023.
What is included in my registration?
All events, sessions, and meals listed in the agenda, except for any event listed as “invitation only.”
Will I be able to register on-site?
Yes, but you will pay the full regular rate plus a $50 on-site registration fee. We encourage attendees to register online so that they can receive the best registration rate and expedited check-in experience.
What is the cancelation and refund policy?
Registrations cancelled prior to 11:59 PM AZ MST November 1, 2023 are subject to a $10 cancellation fee. Registrations are non-refundable after 11:59 PM AZ MST November 1, 2023.
To cancel your registration, email CSELConference@asu.edu. A refund will be manually issued based on the policy above. Please allow 2–5 business days to process depending on the respective bank.
Will the conference be recorded?
Yes. After the conference, the keynote and session recordings will be posted to our YouTube channel.
Where can I park and how much is parking?
Attendees will be able to park at the new Mill Avenue Parking Structure. The parking at the Mill Avenue Parking Structure is $4 per hour up to $20 daily rate.
Parking will be validated for individuals with confirmed registrations.
Are there sponsorship opportunities?
Yes, please email CSELConference@asu.edu.
I have more questions!
For any additional questions, email CSELConference@asu.edu.