The BIO International Convention is the largest global event for the biotechnology industry and attracts the biggest names in biotech, offers key networking and partnering opportunities, and provides insights and inspiration on major trends affecting the industry. This event is a “can’t miss event” for reporters covering all aspects of the biotechnology and life sciences industries, including investments, policy, state initiatives and economic development, and the international marketplace.
Media registration is open to editors and reporters working full time for print, broadcast, or web publications with valid press credentials.
Valid press credentials are required at time of registration and include:
Bloggers will be considered for media registration on a case-by-case basis and must provide three of their most recent blog posts on a biotechnology related subject to be considered for media registration.
Freelance journalists may apply for complimentary media registration, but must present the following:
Web-based, college, and freelance reporters are strongly encouraged to register in advance.
Please note that marketing executives, sales representatives, public relations executives, analysts, consultants, authors, and researchers may not register as media.
BIO reserves the right to deny media registration to any individual who does not meet the above guidelines, or to limit the amount of media registrants from any one publication.
BIO reserves the right to request a copy of convention coverage as a requirement for media registration.
Rooms will be available in Moscone Center for registered Convention attendees who wish to hold press conferences. BIO will provide seating for 30+ people, a podium including a microphone and sound system, an LCD projector, and a projection screen. Please bring your own laptops for presentations.
Click here to submit a press conference application.
Registered media and corporate crews interested in bringing a film crew will need to coordinate with the BIO Communications team to clearly define footage requests, specifically related to shooting the Exhibit floor (both prior to and during the event), sessions, receptions, and open areas.
Video Crew Categories:
In an effort to create a more environmentally responsible media center, traditional paper press kits are no longer accepted in the Media Corridor.
For 2016, BIO will partner with Business Wire to fill all of your virtual press kit and press release distribution needs. Any company wishing to submit a virtual press kit for the 2016 BIO International Convention may do so for a nominal fee.
Press kits posted through Business Wire will be accessible online to media covering the convention for a full year following the event, providing greater value for companies submitting kits. In addition, online kiosks will be available in the media corridor and the BIO booth on the exhibition floor to allow attendees to review and print materials.
Learn more about Business Wire's services including media kids and news release distribution.