BIO Issues Call for Sessions for 2015 BIO International Convention

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Washington, D.C. (September 4, 2014) – 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


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 CEO & Investor Conference
February 9-10, 2015
New York City, NY

BIO International Convention
June 15-18, 2015
Philadelphia, PA


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.