Annual Conference

BioOhio Annual Conference – October 26, 2015

Since 1988, BioOhio has held an Annual Conference to spotlight trends in Ohio’s growing bioscience industry. Annual Conferences offer content from dynamic speakers and excellent networking. BioOhio brings Ohio’s bioscience community together to explore new opportunities and discoveries in research, tech licensing, financing, business development, partnerships, workforce & education, regulatory, advocacy and membership benefits.

AC2014 Central AC1 RoomThis year’s conference will take place Monday, October 26 at the Global Center for Health Innovation in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic Innovation Summit, which this year focuses on neuroscience, and the Cavendish Global Impact Summit. Attending one of these events gets you discounted registration to the others!

Join us for these important conferences, invite your colleagues, be prepared to network, and in the words of BioOhio’s President & CEO, “Engage and bring it!”


Click here to register! Early bird pricing is available now!

 Sponsorship opportunities are also available, it’s never too early to offer your support!


2015 Agenda Topics

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Financing via Family Offices & Foundations

This panel, led by Cavendish Global, will focus on a growing financing option via family offices and foundations. A family office is a private company that manages investments and trusts for a single family, such as the Rockefeller Foundation, Helmsley Trust and so many more. This evolving source of funding is becoming much more active in early stage bioscience related financing.

Wearables, Flexible Electronics & Digital Health

Do you think wearable technology is a fad or the future? This panel will discuss this hotly debated and hyperly fast growing industry, what it means for health and wellness and who has access to all this data?

Talent, Training and Millennials

The #1 issue affecting growth of any company is finding the right talent, and then these employees need ongoing skills and often leadership training. This panel will address finding talent, training talent and how best to integrate millennials in the workplace.

CEO Success Stories

Did you know upwards of 600 Ohio companies have expanded, moved to Ohio, or been financed by over $16.8 billion of investment in the past 5 years. Success in bioscience relies on making decisions that respond intelligently to challenges that are unique to our industry – and the rules are changing every day. We’ll hear from different executives about successful strategies that resulted in raising money, sales growth, an exit, an expansion and more.

3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, Design & Prototyping

Additive manufacturing and 3D printing have changed the way we think about designing, prototyping and ultimately creating products. Learn how these fields are impacting the bioscience industry from our panel of experts.

Reception and Networking

The agenda also includes lunch, ample networking breaks, and an optional tour of the Global Center for Health Innovation.

The BioOhio Annual Conference Reception will be held in partnership with the HIMSS Innovation Center. Located on the 4th Floor of the Global Center for Health Innovation, part of the Convention Center, the HIMSS Innovation Center is the only physical and virtual, state-of-the-art, testing, exhibition and conference facility that offers real-time demonstration of how healthcare technologies contribute to safer, higher quality and more cost-effective care and ensures that information gets to the right people at the right time to enable informed decisions.

Additionally, you can join the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit opening reception and dinner which kicks off at 5pm (see below).


BioOhio and Cleveland Clinic are glad to offer reciprocal discounts to one another’s events.

  • Registrants of the BioOhio Annual Conference may purchase a ticket for the Monday evening (Oct. 26) Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit Reception and Dinner for $125 (included in the Summit’s full-access pass). The discount code is contained within the confirmation message received after registering for the BioOhio Annual Conference. Offer ends October 9.
  • Registrants of the BioOhio Annual Conference may purchase a full-access pass to the Innovation Summit for $425. Discount code is contained within the confirmation message received after registering for the BioOhio Annual Conference. Offer ends October 9.
  • Can’t attend the BioOhio Annual Conference? The BioOhio community may purchase a full-access pass to the Innovation Summit for $625. Contact BioOhio for the discount code.
  • Registrants of the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit can receive a $125 discount off registration to the BioOhio Annual Conference. Discount code is contained within the confirmation message received after registering for the Innovation Summit.
  • Only one reciprocal discount may be used by each registrant.

Hotel Information

For overnight accommodations October 25 and/or 26, we have a discounted block of rooms at Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center (located across the street from conference venue at 127 Public Square, Cleveland, OH  44114). The rate is $174/night. Make your reservation on or before October 3 by calling Marriott Reservations at (800) 228-9290 or 440-542-2313 and identify yourself as part of the Cleveland Clinic 13th Annual Medical Innovation Summit Room Block. You may also reserve online at http://tinyurl.com/qhu9xzq

Click here to register! Early bird pricing is available now!

Contact Jen at jgoldsberry@bioohio.com or (614) 675-3686 x1004 with any questions about this event.

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Supporting Sponsors

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