BIO International, June 23-26 in San Diego

June 23-26, 2014 | San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
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The BIO International Convention is hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.
BIO performs many services for members, but none of them are more visible than the BIO International Convention. The BIO International Convention helps BIO fulfill its mission to help grow the global biotech industry. Profits from the BIO International Convention are returned to the biotechnology industry by supporting BIO programs and initiatives. BIO works throughout the year to create a policy environment that enables the industry to continue to fulfill its vision of bettering the world through biotechnology innovation.
The 2013 BIO Exhibition featured more than 1,722 exhibitors and covered 180,000 square feet. The event included 60 state, regional and country pavilions who in turn hosted many companies from their regions.
Exhibitors reach high-level executives and influential decision makers who come to BIO to discover new players in the industry, form partnerships and evaluate emerging technologies.
2013 attendees came from thousands of organizations including the leading biotech companies, top 25 pharma companies, top 20 CROs and CMOs, more than 300 academic institutions including the major research labs and government agencies and the leading consultants and service companies.

Saturday, June 21
7:30 – 6:30 Business Development Fundamentals & Advanced Business Development Courses (co-located with BIO 2014)
1:00 – 5:00 Registration Open
Sunday, June 22
7:30 – 6:30 Business Development Fundamentals & Advanced Business Development Courses (co-located with BIO 2014)
8:00 – 5:00 Registration Open
8:30 – 7:30 10th Annual Entrepreneurship Boot Camp & Reception* (2 day program)
Monday, June 23
7:30 – 5:00 Registration Open
7:30 – 6:30 Business Development Basics & Advanced Business Development Courses(co-located with BIO 2014)
7:30 – 5:00 11th Annual Community College Program
8:00 – 4:30 BIO Golf Tournament at Santaluz Golf Club (tee time of 9:30)
8:30 – 6:30 10th Annual Entrepreneurship Boot Camp*
8:30 – 6:30 Nature Conference on Genomic Technologies and Biomaterials for Understanding Disease (co-located with BIO 2014)
2:00 – 3:00 What to Expect at BIO 2014: First-Time Attendee Orientation Session
2:00 – 3:30 The Bioethics of Drug Development: You Make the Call
3:30 – 4:45 Social Media Session: Like, Share and Tweet Your Way to Change
7:15 – 9:00 BIO Welcome Reception on the USS Midway
Tuesday, June 24
6:30 – 6:30 Registration Open
7:00 – 5:30 BIO Business Forum Partnering Meetings: View Partnering Companies
8:30 – 12 Nature Conference on Genomic Technologies and Biomaterials for Understanding Disease (co-located with BIO 2014)
9 – 11 Biotech Primer: Top 10 Current Science Trends, Issues and Advances
9:00 – 4:30  Biofuels & Renewable Chemicals Forum
9:00 – 5:15 Sessions (Choose from 6 tracks)
9:00 – 5:30 Orphan Disease Forum & Reception
9:00 – 5:00 Emerging Opportunities in Global Markets Forum
9:00 – 6:15 Translational Research Forum & Reception
9:00 – 6:15 NEW Digital Health Forum & Reception
9:30 – 5:30 BIO Exhibition Open and Exhibitor Booth Partnering: View Exhibitor List
9:45 – 5:00 BIO Business Forum Company Presentations
10 – 11:30 Super Session: A New Paradigm in Oncology Treatment
10 – 11:30 The BIO/Battelle State Initiatives Report 2014: The Impact of the Biosciences in State Economic Vitality
10:30 – 5 Emerging Opportunities in Global Markets Forum: Russia, China, Latin America
12 – 1:30 Keynote Luncheon: Sir Richard Branson
1:30 – 6:30  R/Evolution of Agriculture Technologies Forum 
2:00 – 3:30 Super Session: Burrill State-of-the-Industry Report
5:00 – 6:30 BIO Exhibitor Hospitality Receptions 
OPEN NIGHT
Wednesday, June 25
6:30 – 5:30 Registration Open
7:00 – 5:30 BIO Business Forum Partnering Meetings: View Partnering Companies
8:30 – 5:00 Emerging Opportunities in Global Markets Forum: Africa, Turkey, India, Brazil
8:30 – 12 NEW Digital Health Forum
9:00 – 5:15 Sessions (Choose from 7 tracks)
9:00 – 6:15 Regenerative Medicine Forum & Reception
9:00 – 6:15 Personalized Medicine & Diagnostics Forum & Reception
9:00 – 6:15 Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics Forum & Reception
9:30 – 5:30 BIO Exhibition Open and Exhibitor Booth Partnering: View Exhibitor List
9:45 – 5:00 BIO Business Forum Company Presentations
10 – 11:30 Super Session – EY 2014 Biotechnology Industry Report
12 – 1:30 Keynote Luncheon
2:00 – 3:30 Super Session – AMP-lifying Innovation: NIH., Patient Organizations & Leading Biopharma Firms Mobilize to Tackle Tough Diseases
6:00 – 8:00 BIO Gaslamp Receptions  
Thursday, June 26
6:30 – 5:30 Registration Open
7:00 – 5:30 BIO Business Forum Partnering Meetings: View Partnering Companies
8:30 – 3:30 Emerging Opportunities in Global Markets Forum: Pacific Alliance
9:00 – 3:30 Sessions (Choose from 5 tracks)
9 – 12:30 Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics Forum
9:00 – 3:30 Personalized Medicine & Diagnostics Forum
9:30 – 5:30 BIO Exhibition Open and Exhibitor Booth Partnering: View Exhibitor List
9:45 – 2:00 BIO Business Forum Company Presentations
9:45 – 2:00 BIO Hack-a-thon hosted by MIT H@cking Medicine
10 – 11:30 Super Session: The Next Big Deal: A Global Dealmaker’s Perspective
1:00 –  2:00 The Career Development Session
2:00 – 3:30 Scientific American WorldView Super Session – Biotech: We Are the World
2 –  7 BIO Career Fair (Marriott Marquis)
3:30 –  5 International Reception

San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
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