You’re On: Three Reasons to Organize a Session at BIO

What event featured CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, Former DNC Chairman Howard Dean, Republic Strategist Karl Rove, Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and the heads of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the world? How about a book signing with celebrity chef and Top Chef Contestant Spike Mendelsohn? Or, hosted sessions featuring top government officials like NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins and FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg?

The answer? The 2011 BIO International Convention.

In addition to hosting the prestigious speakers listed above, the Convention also held 125 breakout sessions with 800+ speakers, 6 super sessions, a Leadership Summit, a Translational Research Forum, a Diabetes Forum, an Emerging Leaders Workshop and much, much more.

Next year in Boston, BIO needs your help in making the Convention even more successful.

The 2012 call for sessions opens Friday, August 26and now is the time to start planning yours. With 15,000+ biotechnology professionals in attendance, a diverse audience representing 50 states and 65 countries, and representatives from the world’s top pharmaceutical companies, there is no better opportunity to gain publicity and credibility with the most influential people in the industry.

With that in mind, here are our top 3 reasons to submit a session proposal for next year:

  1. Superior Networking: Unparalleled business-to-business and deal-making opportunities which puts you in a position to gain credibility and further establish yourself as an industry thought leader.
  2. Publicity and Recognition: Speakers receive pre-event publicity and recognition on the Convention website and in printed materials. On-site recognition includes highlights in event coverage such as the BIOtechNOW Show Daily. In addition, BIO conducts extensive media outreach and promotes the sessions to trade and consumer media.
  3. Complimentary Registration and Discounts: All speakers and session moderators receive complimentary registration for the day of the confirmed session. Speakers have the option to expand their registration to a Full Convention Access Pass for a separate discounted rate.

The BIO Convention team is offering tips on how to organize your topics and speakers in the 2012 Breakout Session Submission Guide.  It will provide you with all of the information you need to submit an engaging and timely proposal for our industry leading program.

Also, 2011 session recordings are available for purchase. For as little as $95, you can customize your own 2011 conference track and access the sessions anytime.