BIO International Convention

June 8-11, 2020・San Diego, California

Media Resource Center

Media Resource Center

The BIO International Convention is the largest global event for the biotechnology industry, attracting the biggest names in biotech while providing insights and inspiration on major trends affecting the industry. A “can’t-miss event” for reporters, the Convention covers areas impacting the biotechnology and life sciences industries including investment, market trends, public policy, state initiatives, economic development, scientific discovery, and the international marketplace.

Media Registration Guidelines

The BIO International Convention provides many opportunities for news stories. Complimentary registration which includes access to all Convention programs is available to applicants with valid press credentials. BIO will review submissions in the order they are received and send notification within 48 hours. Instructions for receiving a complimentary media badge will be sent to all approved media. 

Please note:

  • Marketing executives, sales representatives, public relations executives, analysts, consultants, authors and researchers may not register as media.
  • Advanced media registration is encouraged for all types of media including web-based and freelance reporters.
Affiliated/ Credentialed Media
Please be advised you may be asked to provide valid press credentials which include:  

•  A by-lined article published by your employing news agency within the past six months
•  A copy of publication masthead listing your primary position as an editor or reporter
•  Official photo identification issued by your employing news agency or government

Freelance Journalists
Freelance writers may apply for complimentary media registration and must present:

•  A signed letter on company letterhead from your assignment editor confirming your assignment to cover the event
•  A by-lined story appearing in a verifiable print or electronic publication dated within the last six months

Bloggers will be considered for media registration on a case-by-case basis.

When applying as a blogger, you must must provide three of your most recent blog posts on a biotechnology related subject for consideration.

Video Crews at BIO Convention

Registered media and corporate crews interested in bringing a film crew will need to coordinate with the BIO Communications team to clearly define footage requests, specifically related to shooting the Exhibit floor (both prior to and during the event), sessions, receptions, and open areas. 

Video Crew Categories:

  1. Random Roving / Corporate Crews
    Roving crews will need to sign a waiver acknowledging compliance with Convention safe practices procedures.
  2. Educational Sessions
    Specific crews may request to shoot on an individual basis (after working with BIO to obtain permission by the speakers/panelists to shoot).
  3. In-Booth Recording
    Exhibitors may choose to retain video crews for in-booth activity. Both the vendor and crew must communicate with BIO prior to entering Convention and provide list of planned shots. If any shots include other vendors, companies must receive approval to use content.

Amenities and Services

We offer a variety of amenities and services to help you while onsite, including:

  • A work room for approved media registrants with internet, printers, snacks and beverages.
  • Private and semi-private interview space for registered reporters.
  • Press Conference rooms with seating for 40, a podium including a microphone and sound system, LCD projector, a projection screen, and a speaker phone. 
Media Contact
Theresa Brady