June 19-22, 2017 | San Diego, CA


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Evening & Networking Events

The 2017 BIO International Convention will play host to countless evening networking and partnering opportunities – with receptions and events happening Monday through Wednesday, you can’t find a better place to network with the biotechnology industry's most influential than at #BIO2017. And there is plenty of fun during the day too – don‘t miss the exhibitor hospitality receptions on Tuesday, BIO’s Headshot Lounge, Career Fair, NASA Exhibit, Social Photo Booth and other fun surprises! 

Watch this video of BIO Reception coverage from last time we were in San Diego!

Monday: Welcome Reception at Petco Park
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

*Open to Convention Access registrants and higher.

 Monday Welcome Reception 1

Tuesday: Exhibitor Hospitality Receptions & Open Night
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

*Open to all attendees.

The Exhibitor Hospitality Receptions are an attendee favorite and the single largest networking event at BIO. Thousands of BIO participants gather in the BIO Exhibition to meet exhibitors and indulge in an assortment of food, drinks, entertainment and exciting giveaways. Contact to learn how to participate as an exhibitor! After the receptions in the exhibit hall, we encourage you to dine around town with friends, colleagues and business partners. We'll be sharing some recommendations soon!

  Tuesday Exhibitor Reception


Wednesday: Block Party in the Historic San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

*Open to Convention Access registrants and higher.

This party is a can't miss event in San Diego - stay tuned for details on this great block party and taste of the town!

 Wednesday Gaslamp Reception


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Thursday: BIO Talent Connect, 2:00 - 7:00 pm

Previously the BIO Career Fair, open to all attendees.

Whether you're seeking a new career or looking for new talent, the BIO Career Fair is a great way to connect with the people who will help boost your career or your company's success.

Education Track Receptions

Meet and greet with like-minded attendees and speakers from your favorite sessions and tracks! More information coming soon! View BIO 2017 Program Tracks.

International Reception

More information coming soon!




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