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Frequently Asked Questions

We are returning to an in person exchange in 2023.
When can I begin registering for OPE 2023?

Registration for the Oshkosh Placement Exchange will open on Monday, November 14th at 8:00AM Central Time. 

How much is the registration fee?

Employers who attend the Oshkosh Placement Exchange 2023 can expect to pay $400.00 to register. Registration comes with one interview space and one position listing. Additional interview space is available for $125.00 per space, and additional listings are available for $50 per listing. 

There will be no cost difference in registering early or later on. The price will be the same.

This price is an increase from the last time we were in person. We had not raised prices since 2016. In an effort to offset costs to our canddiates, we are attempting to create a fair price for our employers, and making that one that can cover costs so that candidates can register for free. Our projections show that the $400 buy-in, with the same employer numbers we have recently seen, will allow us to bring in more candidates which we feel benefits us all.

Further, the Network for Inclusive Excellence was an additional opportunity for employers to sponsor scholarships for travel, contributing to the OPE social on Saturday night, and creating a space in the conference center for advice. In making the adjustment to $400.00, we are able to further supporting the goals and values of Network for Inclusive Excellence. All candidates being able to register for free is our version of the scholarship for 2023. The small registration cost increase is how we are able to manage that this year.

Can I park on campus during OPE?

Employers will be allowed to park on campus for the event free of charge. Employers are asked to park in Lot 6 (next to the Culver Family Welcome Center).

If all spots in Lot 6 are filled, please overflow to the first level in the Parking Ramp next to Gruenhagen Conference Center. The first level includes the ramp to the second floor – up to spot 148.

Employers can use Lot 10 (narrow lot in front of Gruenhagen Conference Center) to unload vehicles an check-in prior to moving vehicles to Lot 6.

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Starting in 2024 parking will be paid for individually by attendees. All questions about parking should contact our Parking Services Office (

When can I schedule interviews?

Once candidates and employers are registered, they can begin planning interviews based on their own availability after January 1, 2022. The interviews will be scheduled through your registered OPE account,.

Can I mail items in advance of OPE?
Yes, you are able to ship materials to OPE ahead of the event.The address to ship to is:
Attn: Oshkosh Placement Exchange
Gruenhagen Conference Center 
208 Osceola Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
For return shipping you will need to contact the carrier to request a return pick up – with associated labels – which you will place on all packages. You will inform the carrier of the day you want items picked up from Gruenhagen Conference Center following the conclusion of OPE. We will hold items until March 1, 2023.