June 19-22, 2017 | San Diego, CA


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2017 Call For Sessions & Speakers

The BIO International Convention brings together the most innovative thinkers and leaders in biotechnology. Our education program covers a wide variety of diverse and timely topics relevant to the biotechnology industry and appropriate for many professional disciplines, including: healthcare, intellectual property, environmental issues, business development, digital health, and more.

Call for Sessions and Speakers is now closed

About the Selection Process

Due to the competitive nature of the selection process, we encourage prospective session organizers to submit comprehensive proposals, including panelist suggestions. Preference will be given to session proposals that foster audience interaction. Accepted sessions will receive a slot of 60-75 minutes in the convention program. All session applications must be fully complete and submitted by the deadline, October 13, 2016 at 5:00 PM ET.

Notification regarding acceptance or rejection of Call for Session proposals will be sent to the submitter on January 17, 2017 by email. An accurate email address is critical. If you have not received an email notification after January 17, contact with your session ID number. 

Planning Timeline

  • September 15: Call for Sessions Opens
  • October 18: Call for Sessions Closed
  • October 19 – November 11: First Round of Proposal Review
  • December 5-9: Second Round of Proposal Review
  • January 17: Submitters Notified
  • March 21: All Speakers Finalized
  • June 19-22, 2017: BIO International Convention 

Company Presentations at BIO 2017

Presenting in the Business Forum is the perfect way to increase visibility and attract more partners at the BIO International Convention. Pitch your company's story, pipelines, and objectives to a global audience of business development executives, investors, research analysts, policy makers and media, and get more activity in the One-on-One Partnering™ System. The application process will open in January. Learn more about Company Presentations.




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