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BIO World Congress Schedule of Events
*As of February 19, 2019. Subject to Change


(Pro Tip: Arrive in Des Moines on Sunday, July 7 to maximize your BIO World Congress experience!)


Monday, July 8, 2019

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Iowa Bioeconomy Site Tours (separate registration required)

12:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Registration Open

1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

BIO One-on-One PartneringTM Meetings

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Workshops 

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Women in Industrial Biotechnology Reception – RSVP Required

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Welcoming Happy Hour 

 


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

6:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Registration Open

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast Available 

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

BIO One-on-One PartneringTM Meetings

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Breakout Sessions, Company & Technical Presentations, and Start-Up Stadium Presentations

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

Refreshment Break

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Breakout Sessions, Company & Technical Presentations, and Start-Up Stadium Presentations

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM 

Opening Lunch Plenary Session

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM

Breakout Sessions, Company & Technical Presentations, and Start-Up Stadium Presentations

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM 

Refreshment Break

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Breakout Sessions, Company & Technical Presentations, and Start-Up Stadium Presentations

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM  Networking Reception at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

6:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Registration Open

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM 

BIO One-on-One Partnering™ Meetings

8:15 AM – 9:45 AM 

Breakfast Plenary Session

9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM 

Refreshment Break (Located inside the exhibit hall) 

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Breakout Sessions, Company & Technical Presentations, and Start-Up Stadium Presentations

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Breakout Sessions, Company & Technical Presentations, and Start-Up Stadium Presentations

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch Plenary Session

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM 

Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Breakout Sessions, Company & Technical Presentations, and Start-Up Stadium Presentations

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM 

Breakout Sessions, Company & Technical Presentations, and Start-Up Stadium Presentations

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM  Business Partnering Reception (Held in Exhibit Hall)

Thursday, July 11, 2019

7:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Registration Open

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM 

Continental Breakfast Available 

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM 

Super Sessions 

10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Iowa Bioeconomy Site Tours (separate registration required)