June 3-6, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA


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BIO 2018 events below can be used as a guide for 2019 planning! This page will be updated as events are finalized. 

2018 Welcome Reception Website Graphic

Join us in celebrating 25 Years of Innovation at the Tribute to Biotech Welcome Reception at BIO 2018! This event is the apex celebration of BIO's 25th Anniversary held at the beautiful Seaport Plaza and historic Head House Building. Enjoy local flavors, creative cocktails, open air lounges, live entertainment, and some fun surprises at this can't-miss celebration. 

Walking distance from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, attendees will experience scenic views of the harbor and city on their way to the event. 

Date: Monday, June 4
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Seaport World Trade Center
*Open to Convention Access, and Convention Access + Partnering attendees.

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Tuesday: BIO Exhibitor Hospitality Receptions & Open Night

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!

Date: Tuesday, June 5
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: BIO Exhibition, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

*Open to all attendees.   

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Diana Ross LIVE @ BIO 2018

Don't miss Motown icon and former lead singer of the Supremes, Diana Ross, in concert! This "bucket list" event will have you singing and dancing to all her hits. Come early and enjoy a variety of delicious food and drinks before the party gets started.

Date: Wednesday, June 6
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

*Open to Convention Access, and Convention Access + Partnering attendees.

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More Networking Opportunities at BIO 2018

The BIO International Convention hosts countless evening networking and partnering opportunities – with receptions and events happening Monday through Thursday, you can’t find a better place to network with the biotechnology industry's most influential than at #BIO2018. And there is plenty of fun during the day too – don‘t miss the exhibitor hospitality receptions on Tuesday, BIO’s Headshot Lounge, Social Photo Booth and other fun surprises!

Meetups at BIO 2018

*Open to all attendees.  

More Networking Opportunities at BIO

BIO Patient Advocacy Reception

You are invited to meet and connect further with more than 60 patient advocacy organizations, at BIO 2018 to learn more about advocates’ priorities, opportunities and missions.

Date: Wednesday, June 6
Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Booth #134

Education Track Receptions

Meet and greet with like-minded attendees and speakers from your favorite sessions and tracks! 

Date: Tuesday, June 5
Time: 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Location: Booth Northwest Corridor, Meeting Level 2

*Open to Education Access and above.

History Maker's Happy Hour

Sponsored by Amgen

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 History Maker's Happy Hour!

Date: Thursday, June 7
Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Southeast Lobby, Meeting Level 2

*Open to all attendees.  

Don't Miss These Fun Activities Onsite!

 "RAREis Progress" Chalk Art 

35 years of rare disease innovation. Text the word "RARE" to 56512 and Horizon Pharma will donate $1 to the National Organization for Rare Disorders. 

Date: Monday - Thursday
Time: All Day
Location: Southeast Lobby, Level 1

*Open to all attendees.  

Ontario, Canada Social Photo Booth
Sponsored by Ontario

Be social, have fun, and get your portrait taken at Ontario's Social Photo Booth in the South East Lobby!  

Yoga Class
Sponsored by Syneos Health

Date: Tuesday & Wednesday
Time: 6:30 am - 7:30 am - Yoga Class with Garrick Peters
7:30 am - 8:00 am - healthy Refreshments: fresh juices, coffee and healthy snacks
Location: North Lobby, Level 1

*Open to all attendees, separate registration required. RSVP here

Headshot Lounge 

Sponsored by Delaware

Stop by booth #220 during exhibit hall hours to get a professional headshot and digital copy! New this year – make an appointment!  
Date: Monday - Thursday
Time: Exhibit Hall Hours
Location: Booth #220

*Open to all attendees, appointments can be made.


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