June 6-9, 2016 | San Francisco, CA

Partnering & Education: Monday – Thursday

Exhibition: Tuesday – Thursday


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Schedule at a glance

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BIO 2015 Conversations

2016 Call For Sessions & Speakers

The BIO 2016 program will cover a wide variety of topics relevant to the biotechnology industry, including: healthcare, intellectual property, environmental issues, business development, and more. The BIO educational program covers diverse and timely topics appropriate for many professional disciplines.

Accepted sessions will receive a slot of 60 to 75 minutes in the convention program. Notification regarding acceptance or rejection of Call for Session proposals will be sent to the submitter in mid-January by email. If you have not received your notification by January 14, email for your status. 

Planning Timeline

  • September 17: Call for Sessions Opens
  • October 19: Call for Sessions Closes (proposals must be submitted by 5:00 pm EST)
  • October 23 – November 13: First Round of Proposal Review
  • November 16-20: Second Round of Proposal Review
  • December 7-11: Final Round of Proposal Review
  • January 14: Submitters Notified
  • March 17: Speakers Confirmed
  • June 6-9, 2016: BIO International Convention 

Tips for Planning for 2017 

Get a head-start on planning your proposal by using the resources below. Reviewing attendee demographics, components of a proposal form, previous sessions, and the Call for Sessions Guide will equip you with all of the resources needed to successfully submit a session proposal for BIO 2017.




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