SDBN’s #BIO2014 Snapshot 4/1/2014

BIO14_master_ads5_PartnerThe Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) 2014 convention is coming to San Diego June 23-26 and we are excited to be a part of it. We’re gearing up with events and activities and will provide regular “snapshots” of activities leading up to the event here on the blog and our other social media channels.

  • Early bird registration. BIO provides a wide range of options to attend the convention and offers valuable sessions, partnering, and exhibits. When it’s in our own backyard, it really makes a lot of sense to attend, get started here as early bird rates end May 1st.
  • Volunteering Opportunities. Still looking for more savings? Volunteer at BIO for two days and you’ll get two free days, sign up here by April 8.
  • Buzz of BIO. Know an innovative, R&D focused company building partnerships within the industry? Nominate them by April 8th to be the Buzz of BIO and winners will receive complimentary BIO passes, including partnering and the opportunity to present at the Business Forum. Nominate a local company, this is our chance to highlight our best and brightest.
  • Scientific American’s Preview to WorldView 2014. Last week Scientific American and BIO hosted a Google Hangout to discuss biotechnology innovation on a global scale. They discussed issues that bring regions together towards a common goal, as well as the need for each area to play to its strengths. Watch the video and let us know–how best do we play to our strengths in San Diego?
  • Ways to participate. We’ll be offering ways that you can participate via events, social media, etc. For now, follow @sdbn on Twitter and the hashtags #BIO2014 and #BIO1x1. Sign up for updates here and join the LinkedIn group. If there’s an event you’d like us to plan or a topic you’d like to see covered on our blog, let us know!