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Deadline for #BIOWC16 Call for Proposals is Fast Approaching!

November 9, 2015
The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the world's largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers in biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals. The 2016 BIO World Congress will be held April 17-20, 2016 in San Diego, California at the San Diego Convention Center.

BIO is currently soliciting a proposal for the event. Leaders from the biotechnology, bioenergy, chemical, consumer products manufacturing, and agricultural industries, as well as academia and financial sectors, are invited to submit proposals and individual papers by this Wednesday, November 11, 2015!

BIO welcomes submissions for breakout panels, breakout papers, posters, and Green Tech investor sessions. Leaders from the biotechnology industry, academia, and policy community are invited to offer an abstract or a proposal for a 15 minute presentation in any of the following program tracks:

  • Algae, Biomass Supply, and Specialty Crops

  • Specialty Chemicals, Food & Nutritional Ingredients

  • Synthetic Biology and Genomics Research

  • Research Presentations

  • Technical Presentations

  • Renewable Chemicals and Biobased Materials

  • Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms

  • Growing Global Biobased Markets

Proposed papers and presentations should address any in a range of topics, including renewable chemicals, algae for fuels and bioproducts, and chemicals, biobased products, biomass utilization, cellulosic biofuels, metabolic engineering, new chemical pathways, regional economic development, synthetic biology, regulatory issues, new feedstock crops and feedstock sustainability, aviation biofuels, genetically engineered crops, project finance, biopathways to bulk chemicals, enzyme development, green plastics, workforce training and specialty chemicals.

The 2015 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, held in Montréal, drew 1,200 industry leaders from 725 companies, 50 countries, and 37 states, as well as the District of Columbia. Further, the 2015 World Congress hosted more than 1,400 partnering meetings, a 40% increase from the 2014 BIO World Congress.

For more information on the conference or to submit a proposal, please visit  For assistance, please contact