Advance Media Registration for 2008 BIO International Convention Ends Wednesday, June 4

               WASHINGTON, D.C. (Thursday, May 29, 2008) - Advance media registration for the 2008 BIO International Convention will close on Wednesday, June 4, 2008.  This will be the last opportunity for media to register in advance for the convention.  Onsite media registration will be available June 16-20, 2008.

               The 2008 BIO International Convention will showcase the many ways the biotechnology and life science industries work together to help heal, fuel, and feed the world.  Hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the global event for biotechnology will take place Tuesday – Friday, June 17-20, 2008 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. 

                Registration is complimentary for credentialed members of the news media. To register, please visit  Reporters and editors working full-time for print, broadcast, and online news organizations may register onsite with valid media credentials. All freelancers, college and online publications are strongly encouraged to register in advance by Wednesday, June 4, 2008. 

Valid press credentials include:

·               Official photo identification from employing news agency

·               A by-lined story from employing news agency dated within the last six months

·               A publication masthead listing you as an editorial contributor

Freelance journalists may apply for complimentary media registration, but must present the following:

·            A signed letter on company letterhead from your assignment editor confirming your assignment to cover the event

·            A by-lined story dated within the last six months


               Please note that marketing executives, sales representatives, public relations executives, analysts, consultants, authors, and researchers may not register as media.

               Onsite media registration will be available at the San Diego Convention Center starting Monday, June 16.  For more information about onsite registration, please visit

               For more information about the 2008 BIO International Convention program and affiliated events, as well as housing information, please visit

Upcoming BIO Events

     BIO International Convention
     June 17-20, 2008
     San Diego, CA

Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy
    Sept. 10-12, 2008
    Vancouver, BC


About BIO

BIO represents more than 1,200 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world.