Registration for the 2014 BIO International Convention Now Open

<em>Updated Convention features include new session formats, premier networking opportunities and improved programming</em></p>

Washington, D.C. (January 27, 2014) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announces registration for the newly improved 2014 BIO International Convention® is now open. This year’s event will be held June 23-26, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. The BIO International Convention regularly attracts the biggest names in biotech, offers key networking and partnering opportunities and provides insights and inspiration on major trends affecting the industry.

“We are pleased to announce the opening of registration for the 2014 BIO International Convention.  We spent a significant portion of 2013 speaking with our members, Convention attendees and exhibitors on ways BIO could improve this important industry event – and I am excited that we have been able to incorporate so many positive recommendations into the BIO International Convention in San Diego.” said Scott Whitaker, President of the BIO International Convention.

Innovative changes to BIO 2014 include new session formats designed to foster increased audience engagement, increased premium networking opportunities, Specialty Forums featuring new programming and an improved 3 day Convention schedule.

California’s nearly 2,500 biomedical companies and institutions, clustered throughout the state, lead the world in life sciences research and development, which has led to groundbreaking therapies and technologies to diagnose, treat and prevent conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and others. Just as important, the sector is an increasingly significant component of the state’s economic engine, employing nearly 270,000 people, paying $27 billion in wages and accounting for $21 billion in exports annually.

“San Diego is one of the three largest life sciences clusters in the country. By hosting the 2014 BIO International Convention, we will have the opportunity to showcase all that San Diego has to offer as a global leader in the life sciences,” said San Diego Interim Mayor Todd Gloria.

BIO 2014 education sessions will provide opportunities to interact with industry leaders. Specialty Forums and Session tracks will focus on cutting edge topics including digital health, personalized medicine, orphan diseases, regenerative medicine and much more. Each Specialty Forum will culminate with dedicated time for collaboration and networking amongst peers. Additionally, in a new feature added to enhance the program, each session will have the option to offer polling for higher audience interactivity and participation.

To learn more about the program and available registration packages for Convention, please visit

Advance media registration is now available for qualified reporters working full time for print, broadcast and web publications with valid press credentials. To register, please visit here.

BIO 2014 is the world’s largest, most influential event for the biotechnology industry, regularly attracting more than 15,000 high-level professionals from 48 states and more than 60 countries. The annual event highlights the latest advancements in biotechnology.


About BIO

BIO is the world's largest trade association representing 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. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter.” Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.

Upcoming BIO Events 

BIO CEO & Investor Conference
February 10 – 11, 2014
New York, NY

BIO Asia International Conference
April 8-9, 2014
Tokyo, Japan

World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology
May 12-15, 2014
Philadelphia, PA

BIO International Convention
June 23-26, 2014
San Diego, CA

Livestock Biotech Summit
September 16-18, 2014
Sioux Falls, SD