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Call for Sessions Coming to a Close – Don’t Miss Your Chance to Draw a Crowd

September 19, 2012
The BIO International Convention provides an unparalleled opportunity to gain recognition as a biotech thought leader before thousands of industry colleagues from around the world.  Looking to promote your ideas as an industry leader in healthcare, the environment, food and agriculture and more? Hoping to share what your country or region is doing in the field of biotechnology? Consider submitting a session proposal to be considered for the 2013 BIO International Convention program. Draw a crowd and reach powerful decision makers – 70% of expected attendees are upper management.

Call for SessionsStill interested? The Call for Sessions deadline is quickly approaching. All breakout session applications must be submitted by Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 5:00 pm (EDT). In order to ensure your proposal stands out keep in mind the following criteria:

  • Educational value

  • Topic timeliness

  • Subject matter appeal

  • Appropriate audience type

  • Speaker qualifications and expertise

  • Newsworthiness and novelty

All submissions will be graded by the 2013 Program Committee, which consists of biotechnology professionals, industry editors and BIO staff. Applicants will be notified by email from BIO on or before Friday, December 14, 2012 regarding the status of their proposal. Accepted sessions will receive a slot of 60 to 75 minutes in the Convention program.

Exciting changes will be featured during the program this year. Attendees can expect shorter sessions, more interactive panel discussions with dynamic speakers and a more informal room sets which will allow for enhanced audience engagement.

Sessions leaders have the chance to tell an organization’s story and share their knowledge and experience – connect with an influential audience by leading a 2013 BIO International Convention Breakout Session.

To learn more about the 2013 BIO International Convention, please visit