A Celebration of Innovation – University of Florida @ Hilton University of Florida Hotel & Conference Center
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The University of Florida ranks among the nation’s leaders at transferring world-class research to partners who turn these discoveries into commercial products that make the world a better place. If you are an investor, entrepreneur or other interested party who has the resources needed to partner with us, we hope you will join us at A Celebration of Innovation, UF’s eleventh annual startup showcase.

SEMDA 2017 Annual Conference @ Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center at Cobb Galleria
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – Apr 27 @ 1:30 pm


SEMDA’s annual conference is the premier medical device forum fostering business and educational opportunities for investors, medical device companies, medical entrepreneurs, and related industry professionals in the southeast.

Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase 2017 @ The Cotton Room
May 10 @ 1:00 pm – May 11 @ 1:30 pm

For the fifth year NCBiotech will convene ag biotech investment firms, global ag biotech companies and other key industry stakeholders for information sharing, networking, and partnering.  This year’s keynote, Vern Hawkins, will share his perspective on the value innovation provides in support of agribusiness, as seen through his eyes as the president of Syngenta Crop Protection.  Learn more about the presenting entrepreneurial companies and speakers.

Life Sciences Forum – Venture Capital Perspectives – Exclusive View from Triangle VCs @ 15 TW Alexander Drive
Jun 5 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Triangle is home to a vibrant life science and healthcare startup ecosystem – fueled by talent, innovation, and  capital. Please join us to hear from a collection of local investors, as they share their experience and stories from the front line of venture funding. This panel will feature a diverse mix of investor perspectives, and will be moderated by an experienced fundraiser.


  • Anil Goyal, Ph.D. – OpenDoors Group


  • Scott Weiner, MBA – partner, Pappas Ventures
  • Anita Watkins, JD – director, REX Strategic Innovations
  • Jonathan Meltzer, MBA – senior vice president, LabCorp Ventures
  • Alex Gray, MBA – principal, Market Development, Echo Health Ventures
GaBio Membership Meeting -August 16th featuring EY Industry Update @ 315 Ferst Drive NW, Petit Biotechnology Bldg., Room 1128 (Suddath Seminar Room)
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us for a live discussion of this year’s edition of Beyond borders, with Mark Baxter and Andy Brock from EY Life Sciences Practice.  Now in its 31st year, Beyond borders: staying the course, shows that global biotech companies continued to invest in new treatments despite a pull back from capital markets in the US and the EU, lower valuations and increased pressure from payers. Still, revenue growth for public biotech companies failed to reach double digits for the first time in two years and net income plummeted by 52%, as the industry continues to be challenged by R&D productivity and the emergence of new business models. EY has monitored the biotechnology industry for the past 31 years and reports on financial metrics, deal analysis, investment in the industry, and future global trends. Learn more about the EY life sciences practice here.

Please register on line here by midnight, Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Walkins are welcome though advance registration is strongly encouraged as this event may sell out.

This event is an evening meeting with a beer, wine and hors D’oeuvres reception.


Sponsorships are available and start at $500. Contact Stephen MacDonald today to learn more: smacdonald@gabio.org



20th BioFlorida Annual Conference @ The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Oct 15 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 17 @ 1:50 pm

On behalf of BioFlorida, we invite you to join us at the 2017 BioFlorida Conference – Florida’s premier event for the life sciences community. Join us for BioFlorida’s anniversary as we recognize 20 years of advancing the life sciences in Florida. The Conference will take place October 15-17, 2017 at The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club.

BioAlabama Annual Meeting @ TBD
Oct 18 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join the BioAlabama Board of Directors and general members for our annual meeting On October 18th.

Georgia Bio Innovation Summit @ The Cobb Galleria Centre
Oct 24 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm


Attend the Georgia Bio Innovation Summit on October 24, 2017.

More information to come.

SCBIO Annual Conference @ The Gaillard Center
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 26 @ 11:30 am

Join hundreds of industry executives, leaders in government and higher education, biotechnology and pharma executives, and life sciences supporters from across America in Charleston, SC for SCBIO 2017 – SCBIO’s Annual Conference — October 24-26, 2017 at Charleston’s Gaillard Auditorium.

The 19th Annual Southeast BIO Investor & Partnering Forum @ Pinehurst Resort
Nov 14 @ 2:00 pm – Nov 16 @ 11:00 am

The Southeast BIO (SEBIO) Investor & Partnering Forum provides an unparalleled opportunity to meet key decision makers in the regional and national life science and medical technology communities.

Celebrating its 19th year, the SEBIO Investor & Partnering Forum has built a loyal following, attracting thought leaders and investors from across the country. We expect another strong event in 2017, with new opportunities to build business partnerships and explore the region’s life science industry.

More than 300 biotech and medtech investors, corporate executives, university representatives, entrepreneurs and service providers will attend the event this year. This is a rich opportunity to showcase your company at the most significant annual life science conference in the Southeast.

To date, the more than 220 later stage and 180 early stage companies that participated in previous SEBIO Investor & Partnering Forums have raised more than $2.5 billion in public and private funding. These numbers speak to the quality of our presenting companies.

Registration will open in June, 2017.

Georgia Bio Life Sciences Health Impact Awards @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Each year Georgia Bio recognizes achievement and honors excellence in the life sciences industry in Georgia, as it brings together nearly 300 of the state’s life sciences industry leaders. The Georgia Bio Life Science Health Impact Awards is a celebration of the contribution and achievements of Georgia, a moment to pause a reflect on the industry’s legacy. Join us Thursday, February 15 at Cobb Energy Centre as we recognize the best of our industry.

CED Life Sciences Conference @ Raleigh Convention Center
Feb 27 @ 8:00 am – Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is hosting the 27th annual CED Life Science Conference on February 27-28, 2018 in Raleigh, NC. As the premier life science event in the Southeast, the conference attracts nearly 1,000 attendees including trailblazing 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.

MedTech Innovator 2018: Research Triangle Park Pitch Event @ NC Biotechnology Center
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

MedTech Innovator 2018: Research Triangle Park Pitch Event

Join the MedTech Innovator team at our southeast regional pitch event on April 9. The event features pitches from best-in-class medical device, diagnostic, and digital health companies. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with MedTech Innovator partners, including investors, providers, and senior executives from medtech companies such as Johnson & Johnson, BD, and others. This is a critical step in selecting the companies that will participate in the 2018 Program and move on in the $500,000 competition.

The RTP Pitch Event is open to all attendees. If you would like to pitch your startup, then visit www.medtechinnovator.org/applyto submit your application.


​​10:00am | ​Registration & Networking
​​10:30am | Welcome & Introduction
11:00am | Morning Session
12:00pm | Networking Lunch
1:00pm | Afternoon Session
4:30pm | Judges Deliberation (closed to public)

SEMDA 2018 MedTech Conference @ Hyatt Regency Greenville
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – May 4 @ 3:00 pm

SEMDA’s annual conference is the premier medical device forum fostering business and educational opportunities for investors, medical device companies, medical entrepreneurs, and related industry professionals in the southeast.



Georgia Bio Innovation Summit 2018 @ The Cobb Galleria Centre
Oct 9 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

For more than 16 years, Georgia Bio has presented Georgia’s premier bioscience and medtech conference welcoming 500+ CEOs, senior executives, scientists and public policy officials from Georgia and across the nation. The summit is one of the largest state bioscience conferences in the country. Join us as we showcase Georgia’s leadership in innovation, from basic research to manufacturing, to improve the health and well-being of people, animals and the environment.​ We are excited to welcome as our first keynote, Gary M. Reedy , CEO of the American Cancer Society.

We have designed tools, logistics, programming, and exhibition with you in mind. Don’t forget, if you are a member you save! We encourage you to plan early to ensure you make the most of your day.

2018 BioFlorida Conference @ The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
Oct 14 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm

2018 BioFlorida Conference

On behalf of BioFlorida, we invite you to join us at the 2018 BioFlorida Conference – Florida’s premier event for the life sciences community. The 2018 BioFlorida Conference is taking place October 14-16, 2018 at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.

Why Attend?

At the Conference: Hear from life science executives and industry thought leaders, and connect with hundreds of professionals in the life sciences. Meet potential investors and discuss your business plans and financing needs.

Experience an exciting two-days organized to deliver:

  • Informative program sessions featuring scientific advancements, business achievements, and public policy debates in the life sciences
  • Format includes vibrant General Sessions with prominent Keynote speakers and three interactive tracks: BioScience, BioTrends and BioBusiness
  • BioPitch competition providing emerging companies with the opportunity to present their business plan and financing needs to multiple investors
  • Award ceremonies recognizing and celebrating the most successful and growing companies, universities and research institutions in the state
  • Experts to advise on how to grow your business
  • Opportunities to connect with Who’s Who in the biopharmaceutical, medical technology and bioagricultural industries

Who Attends

The BioFlorida Annual Conference attracts more than 400 attendees from across the state and outside Florida including:

  • Executives and entrepreneurs from emerging and established life sciences companies
  • Scientists, researchers, technology transfer employees and administrative staff from university and research institutions
  • Life science investors, VCs and angels
  • Federal and state lawmakers
  • Economic development agencies
  • Service providers

The BioFlorida Conference is the ideal forum in the state to network, make valuable connections with industry elite and help grow your business.

Join your peers in Fort Lauderdale, and contribute to the growth of the life sciences in Florida.


SCBIO 2018 Annual Conference @ Gaillard Center
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm
Reserve Oct. 23-25, 2018 on your calendar to join hundreds of industry executives, leaders in government and higher education, and life sciences supporters from across America in Charleston, SC for SCBIO 2018.

Themed “Connect. Collaborate. Advance.”, the conference will feature 2-plus days of incredible presentations, intensive networking, innovation updates, opportunity discovery, partnership making and strategic discussion.

Enjoy world-class accommodations… renowned food and drink… incredible receptions Tuesday and Wednesday evenings… and national caliber discussions including:

  • “The Future of Healthcare Delivery in SC”
  • “Pharma’s Future in the Palmetto State & Nation”
  • “Selling to the World:  SC’s Place in Life Sciences” 
  • “Data — The New Currency of Healthcare”
  • “Developing, Recruiting & Retaining Talent in Life Sciences”
  • “Profiles in Courage:  Raising Capital”
  • “Manufacturing Success:  Why SC is Right for Med Device Development”

Registration is now open.  Enjoy Early Bird registration and save significantly now through August 15.  Book registration and accommodations early to avoid disappointment.  See you in Charleston!

20th Annual HHS SBIR/STTR Conference @ HIlton Anatole
Oct 30 @ 7:00 am – Nov 1 @ 2:00 pm

This national conference is the cornerstone of the HHS’s congressionally mandated outreach efforts. This three-day national HHS SBIR/STTR Conference is designed to educate attendees about the America’s Largest Seed Fund and how to apply for these research and development dollars. With over $1 billion dollars of annual HHS funding, this is one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the United States. The HHS’s SBIR/STTR programs allow US-owned small businesses to forge academic partnerships and build productive businesses. With this funding, the partners can engage in research and development that has a strong potential to deliver products and services, including medical devices, diagnostics, digital health, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, to improve the health of Americans.

20th Anniversary SEBIO Investor and Partnering Forum @ Loews Atlanta Hotel
Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm
20th Anniversary SEBIO Investor and Partnering Forum @ Loews Atlanta Hotel | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Mark your calendar to attend the region’s premiere life sciences and medical technology conference connecting emerging companies with potential investors and corporate partners. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Southeast BIO Investor & Partnering Forum returns to Atlanta on November 13-14, 2018 with a new format, new networking opportunities, and new investment prospects.

The SEBIO Forum Features:

  • Executives, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investment bankers, angel investors, university representatives, and other industry professionals from across the Southeast and Eastern U.S.
  • Presentations from the region’s most promising life science and medtech companies
  • The ability to arrange one-on-one meetings through the SEBIO Connect online partnering system
  • World-class speakers and panels featuring engaging conversations by industry leaders
  • Corporate Partnering – hear from senior executives about partnering approaches and strategic areas of interest

…and more!

Georgia BIO 30th Anniversary Gala & Golden Helix Awards @ Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter
Feb 8 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Each year Georgia Bio recognizes achievement and honors excellence in the life sciences industry in Georgia, as it brings together nearly 300 of the state’s life sciences industry leaders. This is a significant year in our history as we celebrate 30 years of impacting the life sciences community. At this year’s Georgia Bio Golden Helix Awards, we will recognize the contributions and achievements of Georgia’s leaders and reflect on the industry’s legacy. Join us Friday, February 8, 2019 as we celebrate the best of our industry and look towards the next 30 years!