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BIO Issues Call for Sessions for 2015 BIO International Convention

September 4, 2014

Session submissions will be accepted September 4October 2, 2014

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) invites biotechnology, pharmaceutical, business development, life sciences and policy experts to submit novel and cutting-edge topic proposals for sessions at the 2015 BIO International Convention. Regularly attracting over 15,000 high-level professionals and highlighting the latest advancements in biotechnology, BIO 2015 will be held June 15 – 18 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Industry experts looking to profile new technology and provide insight on promising research developments, build crucial dialogue amongst their peers and gain media exposure should consider submitting a session proposal. All session proposals must be submitted prior to the October 2, 2014 deadline.

The BIO 2015 program will cover a wide variety of topics relevant to the biotechnology industry, including: healthcare, intellectual property, business development, finance, digital health, research & development and more. Visit to learn more about submitting a session proposal.

All submissions received are peer-reviewed by the Convention Program Committee which includes both domestic and international industry professionals, editors from major publications and BIO staff.

The BIO International Convention is the largest, most influential global event for the biotechnology industry and regularly attracts the biggest names in biotech, offers key networking and partnering opportunities, and provides insights and inspiration on the major trends affecting the industry. The event features keynotes and sessions from leading policymakers, scientists, and CEOs. The Convention also offers the chance to connect with thousands of companies through BIO One-on-One PartneringTM meetings as well as the world’s largest biotechnology exhibition – the BIO Exhibition. Join the global biotech community and discover where the BIO International Convention can take you. Learn more at

About BIO

BIO is the world's largest trade association representing 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 also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.

Upcoming BIO Events

BIO Latin America Conference

September 9-11, 2014

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Livestock Biotech Summit

September 16-18, 2014

Sioux Falls, SD

BIO Investor Forum

October 7-8, 2014

San Francisco, CA

BIO Europe 2014

November 3-5, 2014

Frankfurt, Germany

BIO IPCC Conference

November 10-12, 2014

Nashville, TN

BIO Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy

December 7-9, 2014

San Diego, CA

BIO International Convention

June 15-18, 2015

Philadelphia, PA

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)

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