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Call for Proposals is Now Open

The BIO World Congress provides an unparalleled platform for innovative thinkers to share their ideas, technologies and industry expertise. We are now accepting proposal submissions that reflect current trends, ideas and discoveries within the six program themes below. 

All proposals must be submitted through BIO’s online Program Portal system. For more detailed information and a step-by-step guide on how to submit a session or speaker proposal, download the Session Proposal Guide.   

2019 Program Track Themes 

Click below to explore each of the themes for this year and our vision for the BIO World Congress program. If you’re asking any of these questions, if you care about these issues, if you’re working to solve these problems, we’d like to hear from you and hope you’ll join us! 




Breakout Program Panel Sessions 

Sessions consist of a panel in which speakers interact and present differing viewpoints on a debatable topic from one of the six diverse program tracks below. A moderator will facilitate formal Q & A with the audience and panelists for a minimum of 15 minutes after the presentations. All panel session proposals must be submitted by December 21, 2018 at 5:00 PM EST. 


Company and Technical Presentations 

Company and Technical Presentations are short yet detailed, fast moving and concise presentations given by a senior level executive or an academician who is an expert in the field of industrial biotechnology. These presentations showcase technology development, process improvements, product pipeline, R&D activities, technology transfer opportunities, business objectives, building partnerships, and potential investment goals. Presentations are 13 minutes long, including a brief introduction and Q&A with the audience. Applications must be submitted by April 5, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST. Learn more about Company and Technical Presentations

Poster Presentations

Designed for individual reseachers or company representatives to showcase novel industry research information or discoveries relevant to one of the six program track topics. Discounted registration rates are available for all poster presenters. Poster Session proposals must be submitted by April 5, 2019 at 5:00PM EST. 

Start-Up Stadium @ BIO World Congress

Emerging GreenTech companies present to an audience of investors, analysts and strategists from across the value chain. Share new technologies and value proposition during formal 8-minute presentations followed by a 6-minute Q&A  Start-Up Stadium Applications must be submitted by April 5, 2019 at 5:00PM EST.  Learn more about Start-Up Stadium @ BIO World Congress. 
Click the button below to get started on an application for any of the program categories above: