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At-the-Door (Including Reception)
$150 Members/Students; $180 Non-Members

 Reception Only *  (October 29 ) 
$45 Members/Students; $65 Non-Members

*Access to awards ceremony and cocktail reception only

At-the-Door tickets provide access to the full conference and the evening reception. Please check the website prior to the event to see if tickets are available at the door (additional $15 at door). Students must show Student ID at registration. Oregon Bio does not offer refunds for events, however we can transfer tickets to another person prior to the event. Transfers must be received 24 hours prior to the event.


8:00 a.m. Registration and Networking

9:00 a.m. Welcome

9:15 a.m. Panel Discussion and Company Pitch Showcase (Part 1)

    • The Evolving Regional Funding Landscape for Early Stage Bioscience: Opportunity or Dead End panel discussion with Dan Snyder, M.B.A., Patricia Beckmann, Ph.D., Bobby Kandaswamy, M.B.A., Don Megrath, M.B.A. and Jake Pflaum
    • Company Pitch Fest Emcee: Heather Ellis;  Judges: Mark Bruns, Ph.D., Marshall Crew, Ph.D., Jim Huston, M.B.A., and Doug Kawahara, Ph.D., M.B.A.

11:50 a.m. Lunchtime inclusive of Topical Meetup Discussion Tables

1:15 p.m. Company Pitch Showcase (Part 2)

2:50 p.m. Panel Discussion and Research Fast Pitch

    • Industry Intersections with Research panel discussion with Jeff King, Ph.D., Robert Guldberg Ph.D., Amber Broadbent, Ph.D. and Eneida Nemecek, M.D., M.S., M.B.A.
    • Research Fast Pitch Emcee: Jackie Wirz, Ph.D.; Judges: John Baumann, Jim Deane, Ph.D., M.B.A., Linda Hansen, Ph.D., and Andrew Watson, Ph.D.

4:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception

Partnership Development Opportunities

Workforce Engagement Stations – Oregon and Washington academic institutions are graduating (and our region is developing) top notch talent!  These stations will provide networking time and ample opportunity to engage with our region’s academic institutions and other workforce development professionals.  We invite workforce development professionals to discuss current and potential partnerships for the cultivation of internships, company tours, industry advisory boards, job shadow programs, on-campus speaking opportunities, campus-based career fairs and more.  Whether you are interested in understanding where the talent is, looking for talent, or just interested in giving back, be sure to engage in this discussion. If you are with an academic institution or workforce development organization, there are limited spots remaining to host a station.  Contact Julie Black for details: Julie@oregonbio.org.


Luncheon Meetup Tables – Lunchtime will provide a unique opportunity to engage with subject matter experts and like-minded individuals on a variety of topics and/or use the opportunity to gather and network with a diverse group of life science professionals from specific regions within the Oregon and SW Washington.  The planning committee is hard at work narrowing down all of the exciting possibilities.  Those under consideration are noted below. Stay tuned for more details as the conference draws closer or email us if you are particularly passionate about one of the following:

      • Meet the influencers
      • Fostering diversity and inclusion among your team
      • Quality and regulatory for R&D and startups
      • Data integrity
      • For startups: How to build and educate your workforce on a limited budget
      • Leadership: The Emotional Quotient for Scientists and Engineers
      • Scientist to CEO: How to move from lab to leadership
      • Following your PhD: Careers outside research or academia
      • The case for building a robust network
      • Investor round-table
      • Corporate Social Responsibility
      • Separate Regional Meetups: Southern Oregon, Willamette Valley, Central Oregon, SW Washington

Would you like to meet with a targeted audience for topical discussion? Here’s your chance to sponsor ($500) a luncheon table at our Oregon Bio 2019 conference. Choose one of our suggested topics (limited opportunity to propose your own) and Michaele (Michaele@oregonbio.org).

Pitch Information

The Company Pitch Fest highlights our region’s best entrepreneurs and start-up companies. Each presenter will give a 10-minute pitch followed by 5 minutes Q&A. Judges will award $5,000 and an Oregon Bio Silver Membership, along with 16 hours of BioPro class time, 1 free admission to an upcoming Oregon Bio event and legal/IP counsel.

The Research Fast Pitch is a showcase designed for basic and applied student and early career researchers to share their work in a unique format—with precisely timed, three minute, automatically advancing, six-slide presentations. Judges will award $1,000 along with 16 hours of BioPro class time, 1 free admission to an upcoming Oregon Bio event and legal/IP counsel.

The Fine Print

Online registration ends October 24. Please check the website prior to the event to see if tickets are available at the door. Students must show Student ID at the door. Hotels are available near to the World Trade Center Two, Portland.


Bioscience Showcase Sponsors



Reception Sponsors


Previous Year Company Pitch Winner – Hemex Health


Previous Year Company Pitch Presenter – NemaMetrix 



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October 29, 2019
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
$45 – $180
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World Trade Center Two, Portland
121 SW Salmon St
Portland, OR 97204 United States


Oregon Bioscience Association
(503) 548-4432