Program

18th SoCalBio Conference

September 29, 2017 -- Hilton Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

Conference will be preceded by a CEO reception and dinner on November 3, from 5 to 9 pm

SoCalBio is a nonprofit, member-supported trade association that promotes life-science research, development, manufacturing, job creation and overall economic growth in the six counties of the Greater Los Angeles region (Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Riverside and San Bernardino). The Council’s programs help local firms gain access to capital, potential partners and business support services. The annual SoCalBio Investor & Partnering Conference has grown to become the region's premiere showcase for emerging life-science companies and technologies.

This year, the SoCalBio Conference will feature:

  • More than 30 emerging, pre-screened and mentored bioscience companies,
  • High quality keynote presentations touching on market and technology trends,
  • Numerous plenary sessions
  • A poster show
  • Ample opportunities for networking, learning and information exchange to help guide entrepreneurs in their fund raising and partner formation endeavors.

Draft Agenda

7:30 – 8:15           Registration & Breakfast

8:15 – 8:30           Welcoming Remarks

8:30 – 9:15           Morning Keynote Presentation

9:15 – 9:30           Break

9:30 – 10:30        Panel Discussion I

10:30 – 10:45      Break

10:45 – 12:15      Technology/Company Showcase I

12:15 – 1:00        Luncheon

1:00 – 2:15           Luncheon Keynote and Discussion II

2:30 – 3:45           Technology/Company Showcase II

3:45 – 4:00           Break

4:00 – 5:15           Investor Presentations

5:15 – 6:30           Concluding Reception