2018 WISCONSIN BIOHEALTH SUMMIT

EXPLORING THE NEW HEALTHCARE REVOLUTION:

Unlocking the Power of Wisconsin’s Biohealth Industry

BioForward’s annual Biohealth Summit serves as a platform for Wisconsin’s biohealth community to celebrate our successes and collaborate on what’s next for our booming industry. Last year we had over 400 attendees, kicked off a women’s initiative, hosted a professional development track, and welcomed two keynotes from the technology industry that highlighted the shift in healthcare innovation. We’re in the works of planning another exciting event to connect biohealth companies statewide, highlight our industry’s strengths, and announce several national initiatives BioForward has actively been working on.

SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Full-day event built with our attendees in mind, including dedicated networking time, business development opportunities, industry career fair, and insight into where the biohealth industry is going
  • Two keynote speakers from the health and technology industry speaking on the future of healthcare followed by question and answer sessions
  • Chances to meet and network with industry peers, executives, investors, and researchers from organizations such as GE Healthcare, FUJIFILM, UW-Madison, Illumina, Blood Center of Wisconsin, Covance, Medical College of Wisconsin, Promega, Advocate Aurora Health, Exact Sciences, UW Health and more!
  • Five Panel Sessions covering topics from emerging trends in health technology, Wisconsin success stories, professional development, to biomanufacturing
  • Afternoon Networking Reception with networking, signature cocktails, and hors-d’oeuvres!

Hear from Industry & Research Leaders

Keynote & panel presentations from experts in the biohealth field throughout the day

Dedicated Networking

Connect with summit attendees over dedicated coffee & networking breaks, as well as our exclusive afternoon reception.

Interactive Attendee Experience

Not your average keynote session. Join in for an interactive experiment during our morning keynote!

Afternoon Career Fair

Learn about the career opportunities in Wisconsin’s biohealth industry.

Global Biohealth Trends

Gain insight into where the biohealth industry in going next in the new healthcare revolution.

Connect at Wisconsin's Largest Biohealth Event Exploring the New Healthcare Revolution

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

8:00-9:00 AM REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
9:00-9:15 AM WELCOME FROM BIOFORWARD WISCONSIN
10:30-10:45 AM Networking & Coffee Break
10:45-11:45 AM Morning Breakout Sessions

What’s Next? Exploring the Impact of Gene Editing on Medicine, Research, and the Next Generation

10:45-11:45 AM – Capitol Theater

The media and research community has been buzzing with discussions on CRISPR, gene engineering, and what the technology means for the future of medicine and humankind. This session will bring together experts to discuss gene editing, hot topics surrounding the technology, and particularly, what it means for you

Panelists: TBA

Finding Business Opportunities in Unexpected Places: How Collaboration and New Markets Changed the Thinking of These Biohealth Organizations

10:45-11:45 AM – Promenade Hall 

Unlocking power in numbers, Wisconsin organizations have found that collaborations and partnerships build both their business and the state’s biohealth ecosystem. Hear how three Wisconsin companies have found unique partnerships and markets that have taken them out of their wheelhouse and into new expertise.

Panelists: TBA

1:30-2:30 PM Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Examining the Industry’s Economic Impact, Expansions, and Supply Chain Driving Wisconsin’s Economy

1:30-2:30 PM – Capitol Theater

New buildings, community projects, and tapping into a local supply chain have elevated the biohealth ecosystem to being a leader in economic impact within the state. Experiencing expansion and growth like never before, hear from Wisconsin leaders on what they see for the future of the state and the biohealth industry.  

Panelists: TBA

Navigating the Road to Success: How Diversifying and Empowering Women in Biohealth Builds a Better Leadership Team

1:30-2:30 PM – Promenade Hall 

Research shows the most effective teams are those that are diverse. However, there continues to be room for improvement when it comes to the biohealth industry for women who hold executive-level leadership positions. Join panelists for a discussion on how diversity amongst their leadership team has impacted their organization, their personal experiences with finding a seat at the table, and how organizations and executives can make an active effort to elevate women to the top.

Panelists: TBA

Wisconsin's Biomanufacturing Center of Excellence

1:30-2:30 PM – Wisconsin Hall

We build things in Wisconsin. We are good at it. Wisconsin has become a Biomanufacturing Center of Excellence that’s dedicated to building biomanufacturing innovation and industry in the state. Hear from the those behind this new charge on what’s next for the Biomanufacturing Center of Excellence and how your company can get involved in this initiative.

Panelists: TBA

2:30-2:45 PM Networking & Coffee Break

VENUE & ACCOMODATIONS

2018 VENUE:
OVERTURE CENTER

201 State Street, Madison, WI 53703
Directions & Parking

2018 ACCOMMODATIONS: THE AC HOTEL

One, N Webster St, Madison, WI 53703
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WHY ATTEND THE WI BIOHEALTH SUMMIT

Exclusive Insights

Hear from industry leaders on what’s next for integrated health solutions throughout our keynote and panel sessions

Dedicated Networking

Connect with summit attendees over dedicated coffee & networking breaks, as well as our exclusive afternoon reception.

Global Biohealth Trends

Gain insight into the big picture of biohealth and what’s next for the industry at a global level.

Speakers from Industry & Research

Connect with and learn from keynote & panel speakers ranging from world-class researchers to biohealth executives.

Interactive Attendee Experience

Not your average keynote session. Join in for an interactive experiment during our morning keynote!

Career Fair

Learn about the career opportunities in Wisconsin’s biohealth industry.

FROM THE 2017 WI BIOHEALTH SUMMIT

SUMMIT REGISTRATION

Early Bird Registration Rates Available Now!

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Get your message in front of Wisconsin biohealth leaders! Learn more about the different sponsorship opportunities at this year’s Wisconsin Biohealth Summit.

  • Complimentary & discounted registrations
  • Table and career fair table opportunities
  • Digital and event marketing
  • Logo recognition on all materials
  • And more! Learn more here.

Career Fair Opportunities:

Join us for our first career fair at the Wisconsin Biohealth Summit! Interested in representing your company & connecting with Wisconsin’s talent? Learn more here.

  • A table at afternoon career fair
  • Dedicated time to connect with top talent
  • Enjoy a reduced rate for table attendees
  • Convenient set-up and take-down schedule
  • And more!  Learn more here. 

THANK YOU SPONSORS

Questions on the Event, Registration, or Sponsorship? Contact Kate Rodgers at krodgers@bioforward.org!

Questions on the Career Fair or Membership? Contact Brian Moeller at bmoeller@bioforward.org!

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