Wednesday Keynote: Conversation Featuring Venus Williams and Erin Andrews

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (PDT), Wednesday, June 15, 2022 ・ Ballroom

Four-time gold medalist and seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams will discuss her groundbreaking career, business success, and prioritizing health in a conversation moderated by Emmy-nominated sports reporter Erin Andrews. Both women have faced their own health challenges, becoming advocates for increased awareness and better outcomes for all. Williams was diagnosed with Sjögren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease which causes fatigue and muscle and joint pain. Andrews is also an advocate for women in sports and cervical cancer awareness, as a survivor herself. Williams and Andrews have overcome obstacles in their paths to be true success stories and inspirations to millions. 

 
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Opening remarks made by BIO's Chair, CEO of Nkarta Therapeutics, Paul Hastings.