The 2017 BIO International Convention is June 19-22, 2017 in San Diego, California.
California is the home of many firsts for the life sciences sector including the first biotechnology company and the first biotechnology public offering, the first biotechnology drug approved by the FDA, the first companion diagnostic company and the first agricultural biotechnology company – just to name a few.
With the nation’s largest biotech workforce, over 242,000 Californians are directly employed in the life sciences, which generates nearly $259 billion in economic activity in California.
Southern California, in particular, has evolved into one of the world’s largest life science hubs. With one the highest concentration of biotech companies, academic research institutions and talented labor forces in the world, SoCal is a major driver of global life sciences research, development, manufacturing, and commercialization.
Airport: Located 3 miles from the San Diego Convention Center, the San Diego International Airport (SAN ) is easily accessed by I- 5, I-805, I- 15, and public transit.
Car: The convention center is located just off I-5, on the waterfront of the Gaslamp quarter.
Amtrak: Located only one mile away from the Convention Center, connecting you to large territories of California.
Trolley: The San Diego Trolley has two stops directly in front of the convention center at Harbor Drive/First Avenue and Harbor Drive/Fifth Avenue.
Hotel: Book your hotel with the BIO travel planning service, which offers benefits you won’t find anywhere else. Explore your options now!