June 19-22, 2017 | San Diego, CA

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Evening & Networking Events

The 2016 BIO International Convention hosts countless evening networking opportunities – with receptions and events happening Monday thru Wednesday, you can’t find a better place to network with the biotechnology industry's most influential than at #BIO2016. 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! 

Monday Evening: Welcome Reception
(Open to Convention Access registrants and higher) 

View the Photos from the 2016 Welcome Reception!

Everybody’s favorite, the welcome reception, is Monday evening at the Exploratorium at Pier 15.  Sponsored by Genentech, this party should not be missed. The Exploratorium has hundreds of exhibits and boasts six separate galleries, each focusing on a different area of exploration.



Tuesday Evening: Exhibitor Hospitality Receptions 
(Open to all attendees) 

View Photos from the 2016 Exhibitor Hospitality Receptions!

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.  

Tuesday Night: Open Night

Explore San Francisco and all around the Bay Area with your colleagues and friends! Check out #BIOBayBest for great recommendations from the local's themselves.


Wednesday Evening: Summer of Love Party
(Open to Convention Access registrants and higher)

View Photos from the 2016 Summer of Love Party!

The summer of 1967 put San Francisco on the map as the epicenter of the hippie movement and counterculture. At BIO's Summer of Love Party on Wednesday night, you'll travel back to that special time where flower power patterns, vibrant funkadelic colors and groundbreaking music captured the imagination of the country.

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Meetups at BIO 2016

Meetup LogoMeetups at BIO 2016 make it easy for attendees to find smaller focus groups within the 15,000 attendee base who share common interests within the biotechnology and pharma industries! This year in San Francisco, we're hosting these Meetups:


Additional Networking Events:

BIO Career Fair  
Thursday, June 9
(Open to all attendees) 

2:00 - 7:00 pm • Esplanade Ballroom, South Building
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.

International Reception
Sponsored by Amgen
 Thursday, June 9
(Open to all attendees) 

3:30 - 5:00 pm • South Upper Lobby, Moscone Center
Following the Scientific American Super Session, this is the concluding event for the day and a great chance to network with colleagues. All badge types are welcome to enjoy the final reception!






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