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Biotech Expo & Conference

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Photography by Thomas Hentrich


SBN’s Biotech Expo & Conference is the largest of its kind in Western Canada.  It provides students with the opportunity to learn about different career paths that they may take within the life sciences sector as well as connect with industry professional in a one-of-a-kind Networking Reception. 

This year SBN has partnered with Technology Vision Group to provide a unique opportunity to students.  All students who purchase a ticket to SBN’s Biotech Expo & Conference will gain access to BioPartnering North America from 2pm – 6pm on Tuesday March 1st.   Learn firsthand about the industry and the type of partnering deals that are being made from one of the largest global life sciences partnering conferences. 

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Time & Location

Date: Tuesday March 1st 2011
Time: 6pm – 10pm
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver ,BC

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Time Program

2:00 - 5:00pm

BioPartnering North America Registration**

2:00 - 6:00pm

BioPartnering North America

5:00 - 6:00pm

SBN Biotech Expo & Conference Registration**

6:00 - 6:45pm

Breakout Session I

6:45 - 7:15pm

Booth Exhibition & Networking

7:15 - 8:00pm

Breakout Session 2

8:00 - 8:30pm

Keynote Presentation: "Where Does Opportunity Lie Within The Challenge"

8:30 - 10:00pm

Networking Reception

** Registration will be open from 2:00 pm onwards. However, entrance in to BioPartnering North America will close at 5:00pm.  From 5:00-6:00, registration is available for SBN Biotech Expo & Conference only.

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What to expect

  • Access to BioPartnering North America from 2:00pm – 6:00pm on March 1st 2010. This includes the Exhibition Hall, Podium Presentations, Closing Session, and Farewell Drinks reception. This is your chance to network with local and international industry leaders
  • Six breakout sessions with exciting and valuable information about various areas of the life sciences industry
  • The opportunity to mingle with over 400 peers, industry leaders, investors, and mentors
  • A keynote address by Dr. Simon Pimstone, Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Xenon Pharmaceuticals.
  • Over 25 booth exhibitions
  • A members-only meet & greet with select speakers

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Online Registration is now closed. There will be limited tickets available at the door.

Registration includes: 
  • Access to BioPartnering North America from 2pm-6pm on March 1st 2010
  • Access to SBN’s Biotech Expo & Conference from 6pm-10pm on March 1st 2010
  • Food & Drink at SBN Networking Reception

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Speaker Information

Breakout Session I

Communicating Science For a Better World 

Clinical Research: From Active Molecule to Effective Therapy

Powering Your Science Career With an MBA Degree - Advice From Newly Minted MBAs

Breakout Session 2

Hang Up Your Lab Coat - Careers Outside of Academia

Putting Money Where Your Science is – The Business of Venture Capital

Engineering the Future: Advances in Biomedical Devices

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Keynote Presentation

Biotechnology: Where Does Opportunity Lie Within The Challenge?

Dr. Simon Pimstone, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Founder, Director, President & Chief Executive Officer
Xenon Pharmaceuticals

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Booth Exhibition


Want to showcase your company to over 400 attendees? Participate at SBN's 7th Annual Biotech Expo & Conference, the largest event of its kind in Western Canada, which will take place on March 1st 2011 at the Vancouver Convention Center.


Benefits include:

Pre-conference Exposure via:

  • conference website
  • print advertisements
  • electronic marketing material

Conference exposure through particiaption at:

  • BioPartnering North America (2pm-6pm)
  • SBN's Biotech Expo & Conference (6pm-10pm)

To reserve you booth, contact Erika Diaz today at ediaz[at]

2011 Biotech Expo Booth Exhibitors:

Applied Biological Materials
Aurora Biomed Inc
Bioinformatics Graduate Program at Genome Sciences Centre
BC Bioenergy Network
BCIT Biotechnology Program
Beedie School of Business - Simon Fraser University
BioTalent Canada
Boreal Genomics
Cardiome Pharma Corp.
Center for Drug Research & Development
Centrifuge Media Lab
iData Research
Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
STEMCELL Technologies
Year of Science
Young Practitioners Committee

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Our Biotech Expo & Conference features mentors from various positions and subsets of the biotech industry.  Mentors include CEOs and CFOs, researchers, lawyers, and other industry professionals.  Our mentors come to events hoping to meet students and offer advice and guidance.  The mentorship structure is informal during the Networking Reception – it’s up to you to practice your networking skills and make the connections that can help you in your career! 


Interested in being a mentor?

Contact Alec Lee at aleclee[at]


Click here to view mentors in attendance!

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