Event Detail

Women In Bio Plenary Event at BIO Convention: "Pitch Perfect Challenge," June 19, 2017

From 4:30 PM TO 7:30 PM

Adjacent the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) International Convention, please join us for our signature annual WIB Plenary Event on Monday, June 19, 2017, at the beautiful Manchester Grand Hyatt from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The evening will open with keynote speaker Carol Gallagher, Pharm.D, Partner of New Enterprise Associates, with a presentation discussing the investment landscape and an overview of fund-raising challenges and trends.

We then move into our Pitch Challenge where women leaders in the life sciences will deliver pitches and receive valuable feedback from top female investors on presentation and delivery. If you’re up for the Challenge, please apply here by Friday, May 5, 2017. Please complete the application and attach your slide deck in an email to Pitch@womeninbio.org. Participation Eligibility Criteria and Official Rules are listed in the application. Please note that we only review non-confidential materials.

The Pitch Challenge will be moderated by Simone Fishburn, BioCentury Innovations, and our prestigious panel of judges include:

As with all Women In Bio events, our Plenary Event encompasses an inviting and fun environment for networking as it brings together people from all corners of the life sciences industry, and spawns new career and business opportunities.

This event is not to be missed so register today!

Walk-Ins Accepted?
* - Walk-ins will be accepted at the door until event capacity is reached.


4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Registration / Networking Reception

5:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Welcome remarks

5:45 p.m. – 6:10 p.m.

“State of the Industry” Keynote address by Carol Gallagher

6:10 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Company pitches

7:00 p.m. – 7:25 p.m.


7:25 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Closing remarks

Pricing Information


  • Early Bird Pricing through April 30, 2017: $60
  • Regular Pricing May 1 through June 12, 2017: $80
  • Late Pricing begins June 12, 2017: $100


  • Early Bird Pricing through April 30, 2017: $90
  • Regular Pricing May 1 through June 12, 2017: $110
  • Late Pricing begins June 12, 2017: $130

On-Line Registration Deadline
June 16, 2017

Special Pricing for Guests
When registering, members are also allowed 1 guest at member pricing

Event Date/Time
Monday, June 19, 2017
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PST

Maximum Capacity

Manchester Grand Hyatt, 1 Market Place San Diego, CA, 92101