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[ Building Biotech-Creating Opportunities in the BC Bioeconomy ]


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Building Biotech – Challenges and Opportunities in the New Global Bioeconomy

Event Summary

The Discovery Foundation and the Student Biotechnology Network are delighted to kick off the 2015-2016 season with our annual Building Biotech Event. This year, with Building Biotech: Challenges and Opportunities in the Global Bioeconomy, we hope that the stories that are shared and ideas exchanged inspire you to continue to reach for the stars.

If the success of previous events is anything to go by, this evening is an excellent opportunity to re-connect with other enthusiastic students and industry professionals, while gaining insight and perspectives on the local life sciences industry over a delicious three course dinner.

Time Program Speaker
6:00-6:45 Registration & Networking Reception
6:45-8:15 Opening Remarks & Dinner
8:15-9:15 Panel discussion:
Challenges and Opportunities in the New Global Bioeconomy
Allison Gaw, Manager, Scientific and Financial Analysis, Arbutus Biopharma
Samuel Wadsworth, Co-founder, Aspect Biosystems
Aura Danby, Territory Account Manager, Illumina
Moderator: Sam White, CDRD
9:15-10:00 Closing Reception

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The SBN Building Biotech event is a business formal event, brought to you by the Discovery Foundation Technology Education Program, at the beautiful Coast Coal Harbour Hotel. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the current state of the life sciences industry in BC and gain insights as to which areas within life sciences are growing and declining, as well as learn about what economic factors influence the local industry. Our expert panel of speakers will also give their outlook on the future of life sciences in BC.

The following organizations will be represented by mentors:

Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
BC Bioenergy Network
BCIT Biotechnology
CAPRA International Marketing
Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice
Genome Sciences Centre, BCCA
Response Biomedical Corp.
STEMCELL Technologies Inc.
Tait Labs
UBC Faculty of Medicine
viDA Therapeutics, Inc.

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Time and Location

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Place: Coast Coal Harbour Hotel (1180 W Hastings St, Vancouver)
Dress: Business

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A ticket to Building Biotech 2015 includes a three course plated dinner and complimentary non-alcoholic punch. Please choose your dinner entree at checkout.

Early bird special (until September 2nd)
Member: $15+GST
Non-member: $25+GST

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Regular price (until September 13th) 
Member: $20+GST
Non-member: $30+GST

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* Members must first log in and register via My Account in order to enjoy discount.

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