BIO Statement Regarding 2010 BIO International Convention Keynote Sessions

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Saturday, May 01, 2010) The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), host of the annual BIO International Convention, released the following statement today regarding the keynote sessions at the 2010 BIO International Convention, running May 3-6, 2010 in Chicago, Ill. at McCormick Place:

“The 2010 BIO International Convention keynotes are open only to attendees with Full Convention or Full Daily Registration Access and special guests.  While we have opened the keynotes to a broader range of attendees on occasion during previous Conventions, it has generally been BIO’s policy to only allow full registrants to attend the keynote events.   Since there are thousands of individuals who participate in the conference not as full registrants - for example, exhibit staff, presenters and media - we cannot make exceptions in a fair and equitable manner.  We are providing alternate programming for members of the media.”

Upcoming BIO Events

Partnering for Global Health
May 3, 2010
Chicago, IL
McCormick Place Convention Center

BIO International Convention
May 3-6, 2010
Chicago, IL
McCormick Place Convention Center

2010 BIO Human Resources Conference
May 4-7, 2010
Chicago, IL 

World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing
June 27-30, 2010
Washington, DC

BIO India
September 21 - 22, 2010
Hyderabad, India


BIO’s Livestock Biotechnology Summit
September 28-30, 2010,
Sioux Falls, SD

 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.