BIO IMPACT

September 21-24, 2020・Raleigh Convention Center, North Carolina

Program Overview

From innovations in food and on the farm, to biobased manufacturing and green energy breakthroughs, BIO IMPACT is an unmatched platform to share advances in biotechnology bringing solutions to challenges facing agriculture and our environment.

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Present at BIO IMPACT

Interested in presenting? BIO is now accepting applications for the 2020 program.  Apply to present in a number of program categories. 

2020 Program Track Topics

Food and Farm Innovation

From enhancing crops to be resistant in the face of threats like disease and climate change to developing novel ingredients for popular food items, biotechnology is essential to sustaining the future of our global food system. How is your company using biology-based tools, like gene editing of plants and animals, to enhance natural processes?

Sustainable Fuels


The nation’s transportation sector leads all others in greenhouse gas emissions. As we look to decarbonize travel—including for both road transport and aviation—sustainable fuels are increasingly important because we can’t rely on electrification alone. Through biotechnology we have the power to decarbonize transportation with biofuels made from a variety of non- petroleum feedstocks, like plants and agricultural residues. 

Biobased Manufacturing

There are 5 trillion pieces of plastic floating in our oceans. Our reliance on products derived from fossil fuels is harming our planet. Through biotechnology, we can meet this challenge head-on by making the same reliable materials through biobased manufacturing. Hear the latest industry developments working to meet the spurring consumer demand for sustainable products. 

Innovators, Influencers & Policy Makers Solving Global Challenges
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Company and Technical Presentations

Pitch your company's story, pipelines, and objectives to a global audience of business development executives, investors, research analysts, policy makers and media. 

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Start-Up Stadium @ BIO IMPACT

Provides emerging biobased companies the opportunity to present in a formal setting to investors, analysts and strategists.

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Breakout Sessions

Panel discussions focus on the latest advancements across our three program themes.  

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Plenary Program

Enjoy discussion from experts on critical topics impacting today's industry.

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Specialty Workshops

Highly interactive, focused sessions on business or technical information.

BIO IMPACT Planning Timeline

Program Dates and Deadlines

January 2020: Call for Sessions and Speakers Opened

January 2020: Company Presentation and Start-Up Stadium Applications Opened

March 13, 2020: Call for Sessions and Speakers Closed

March - May 2020:  Session and Speaker Proposals In Review

Mid-Late May 2020:  Session and Speaker Submitters Notified

May 2020: All Sessions and Speakers Finalized and Published to Website

Mid-Late July 2020: Start Up Stadium Application Closed

August 2020: Start Up Stadium Finalists Announced

Mid-Late August 2020: Company Presentation Application Closed

September 21 - 24 2020: BIO IMPACT 

Showcase Your Thought Leadership

Break out of traditional branding opportunities and work with BIO to put together a sponsorship package that helps you reach your company’s target audience. Contact our sales team to discuss available sponsorship packages for 2020. 

Statement on Diversity

BIO is committed to workforce development, diversity, and inclusion, and incorporates these values into all aspects of BIO operations. Program development for BIO’s events will be considered in this light, with specific attention paid to speakers’ gender, race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, and gender identity, as well as their company’s focus, financing, geographic location, and size.  Diverse programming at BIO’s events allows BIO to remain a strong leader in efforts to ensure that the biotechnology industry can attract, develop, and retain a high-quality, globally competitive employee talent pool. Learn more about Workforce Development, Diversity, & Inclusion at BIO.