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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.
BIO provides unique opportunities for companies of all sizes to pitch their idea, share their successes, and inform the global biotech community of their latest innovations. Below are opportunities accepting applications for BIO 2020 in San Diego.
The BIO International Convention is considered the premier event to attend in biotech. Countless speakers from all sectors of the industry have used the BIO International Convention as their main platform for showcasing their expertise and findings. 2020 Call for Sessions and Speakers is now open!
Call for Sessions will be open for proposals until Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST. View the Call for Sessions Guide for more information on how to submit your proposal.
Presenting in the Business Forum is the perfect way to increase visibility and attract more partners at the BIO International Convention in San Diego, CA. 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 BIO One-on-One Partnering™.
The application process for Company Presentations will open in September and will remain open through the BIO International Convention. Notification regarding acceptance or rejection will happen on a rolling basis starting in January 2020.
Presenting in the Global Innovation Hubs is the perfect way to increase your country’s visibility and attract additional partners across the globe. The Hubs at BIO further allow you to showcase the specific advantages of your country’s bioscience industry to a global audience representing over 65 countries. Countries or regions will have 13-minute time slots during which to present the top five most important reasons for an organization to invest there, either directly or indirectly, and answer questions from the audience.
Due to the competitive nature of the selection process, we encourage prospective session organizers to submit complete, comprehensive proposals, including proposed speakers. Preference will be given to diverse session proposals that foster audience interaction.
BIO is committed to workforce development, diversity, and inclusion, and incorporates these values into all aspects of BIO operations. Session and speaker proposals will be considered in this light, with specific attention paid to speakers’ gender, race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, and gender identity, as well as their company’s focus, financing, geographic location, and size. Diverse programming at BIO’s events allows BIO to remain a strong leader in efforts to ensure that the biotechnology industry can attract, develop, and retain a high-quality, globally competitive employee talent pool. Learn more about Workforce Development, Diversity, & Inclusion at BIO.
The BIO International Convention has a dedicated Program Committee made up of biotechnology professionals in all sectors, led by Program Chairs with the mission to help create a top-quality educational program. The Program Committee meets on a continuing basis to review and determine the most cutting edge, diverse, and important topics and speakers. The committee will also work to ensure the program is comprised of sessions that represent diversity in alignment with BIO’s workforce development, diversity and inclusion principles.
We would like to thank the BIO 2020 Program Committee for their hard work and dedication.