CED Life Science Conference @ Raleigh Convention Center
Feb 26 – Feb 27 all-day

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CED Life Science Conference
Feb 26-27, 2019

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Registration opens November 13, 2018

For all those who joined us this past February, Thank You!  We hope you enjoyed the line-up.
You can view the Conference Recap for links to videos, photos, media coverage, company profiles, and more.

Entrepreneurial Companies in the Life Science sector in the Triangle are developing innovations that will:

  • deliver cures and treatments to patients
  • deliver efficiency and precision to the healthcare and agriculture industries
  • deliver a better tomorrow

The CED Life Science Conference will showcase these innovators while connecting them to investors, partners, and clients to accelerate business growth.

About the Conference

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is hosting the 28th annual Life Science Conference on February 26-27, 2019 in Raleigh, NC. As the premier life science event in the Southeast, the conference attracts 800+ attendees including entrepreneurs, investors, corporate leaders, and industry visionaries from across the nation. This highly-anticipated gathering of the Life Science community boasts a first-class agenda featuring game-changing thought leadership from keynote speakers and expert panels, showcases the most exciting and innovative NC-based life science companies, and connects these companies to a diverse group of venture capital and corporate investors through high-value networking opportunities including one-on-one partnering software.

The CED Life Science Conference is presented in partnership with the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and NCBIO.

SEMDA Medtech Conference @ The Hotel at Avalon
Apr 8 @ 8:00 am – Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm

The SEMDA Medtech Conference is the premier medical technology forum fostering business and educational opportunities for the medtech industry, including medical devices, diagnostics, and digital health.

16th Annual BioFlorida Celebration of Biotechnology @ Foundation Park
May 9 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Now in its 16th year, this outdoor event attracts more than 500 industry and life science professionals to Foundation Park. The Celebration offers guided Bus Tours of the local biotech community, informative Exhibits, music and several food vendors. This annual event is a great opportunity to connect with life sciences executives in the region and across the state.

2019 ABFO National Conference @ The Westin Copley Place
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – May 30 @ 11:15 am

ABFO is excited to announce that our 2019 30th Anniversary National Conference will be held in Boston at the Westin Copley Place, May 28 through 31st, 2019.  Conference Registration is now officially OPEN!  Contact genie@norcalabfo.org to be added with any questions or to be added to our email distribution list.

22nd Annual BioFlorida Conference @ Tampa Marriott Water Street
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm


  • Hear from life science executives and thought leaders
  • Connect with hundreds in the life sciences industry
  • Meet potential investors and discuss your business plans and financial needs
  • Set up Partnering meetings with registered attendees in advance of Conference
  • Manage and schedule your personal Agenda on the Conference Mobile App
  • Support Florida’s life sciences industry


  • Executives and entrepreneurs from emerging life sciences companies
  • Executives and seasoned professionals from established life sciences companies
  • Scientists, researchers, technology transfer employees from university and research institutions
  • Life science investors and venture capitalists
  • Federal and state lawmakers
  • Economic development agencies
  • Industry service providers
2019 SEBIO Investor and Partnering Forum @ Biltmore Hotel Miami
Nov 6 @ 8:00 am – Nov 7 @ 3:00 pm

Join us for 24 hours of intense high level networking, numerous panels including an all women CEO discussion, over 50 investors, and much more!

This year’s Forum will be held at Miami, Florida’s The Biltmore Hotel, a National Historic Landmark. The resort boasts more than 150 acres of tropical landscape, a restored Donald Ross Golf Course, European Spa, and award-winning restaurants.

Bookmark the conference webpage to stay up-to-date on the Forum including announcements on the program, registration, and details on exclusive networking.

For questions, or to get more information on presenting or sponsoring, please email David Day. We’ll see you in Florida this November!

Stay Tuned for further information!