Program Overview

BIO's top-notch education program covers the biotechnology and pharma industry's most relevant and timely topics - providing the know-how you need to advance your business. In each session, top thought leaders offer insights on issues essential to the industry and provide a wealth of information of strategic relevance to your business.

2020 Education Tracks

Below is a preview of the education tracks planned for the 2020 BIO International Convention. Interested in sponsoring a track? Explore Sponsorship Opportunities to learn more.


Sponsored by:
Shonan Health Innovation Park (Shonan iPark) 

Emerging Opportunities in Global Markets

Emerging Opportunities in Global Markets
Sponsored by: Amgen

Next Generation Biotherapeutics

Sponsored by: Genentech


Sponsored by: Bristol Myers Squibb

Orphan and Rare Diseases

Sponsored by: Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Premier Research International LLC, and Retrophin

Patient Advocacy

Sponsored by: Merck & Co., Inc.

Personalized Medicine and Diagnostics

Sponsored by: Genentech

Regulatory Innovation

Sponsored by: Parexel

Executive Training Program

BIO Executive Training Programs provide instruction in the functional skills necessary to address fundamental challenges that biotech entrepreneurs, business development executives, reimbursement professionals, and people new to the biotech industry face as they seek to excel in their careers.

Fireside Chats

Get a glimpse into the lives of biotech's most well known leaders in this intimate discussions.

Super Sessions

Enjoy discussion of hot topics and trends with leaders from premier organizations.


Hear from the most brilliant minds in science and business.

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.  

Help Shape the Education Program

By sponsoring a BIO 2020 Education Track, your company will be positioned an industry leader and have unparalleled brand exposure in front of targeted audiences. Sessions will be organized by a variety of tracks, and each track is available for sponsorship. Learn about this opportunity and more in the full Sponsorship Prospectus.