"I have found the CED Life Science Conference to be the leading regional conference for life science business networking,” said Matt Kane, CEO, Precision BioSciences. “I can depend on making valuable new connections and industry insight.”
As one of the leading life science gatherings in the nation, the CED Life Science Conference attracts nearly 1,000 participants each year and boasts globally recognized industry leaders as speakers, 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. As an attendee, you’ll meet innovative thinkers and companies from across the life science landscape, representing biotech, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, digital health, diagnostics, drug delivery, and AgBio. The conference features a first-in-class program agenda, a demo room for emerging companies and university tech transfer groups, special workshops & content for entrepreneurs, and ample networking for the vibrant life science community that exists in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina.
Take a look back at the CED Life Science Conference 2016 with this Conference Recap including links to videos, photos, and more conference coverage.
“The CED Life Science Conference is the number one event local to the Research Triangle for life science up-to-date learning and ideas for capital formation,” said Fred McCoy, President and CEO of NeuroTronik. “It’s the gathering of our community, not to be missed.”
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|Attendee Type||Early Registration through Feb 2||Regular Registration Feb 3-Feb 23||On-site Registration|
|Entrepreneur - CED Member
|Entrepreneur - Non-member*
|University/Tech Transfer Professional
*If you are an entrepreneur but not yet a CED member, you may be able to join CED and attend the conference for less than $475. Please contact Lindsay Burns, CED's Membership Manager, to secure the best value for the conference by email email@example.com
**Partnering can be added for an additional $300. Investors, Sponsors, and University/Tech Transfer Professionals can access complimentary partnering with a discount code. If you fall into one of these categories but do not yet have a code, please contact Lindsay Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org before registering.
Media interested in attending the conference should contact Emily McLoughlin at email@example.com
All registrations must be accompanied by payment to be officially processed.
Registrations may not be substituted online.
Cancellations received before February 17, 2017 are refundable, less a $50 administration fee.
Cancellations received after February 17, 2017 are non-refundable.
Hear From Experienced & Influential Industry Leaders
New Speakers TBA Soon! The biggest names in life science are featured in the CED Life Science Conference speaker lineup. Global thought leaders will give diverse perspectives on transformative trends in the industry, the convergence of life sciences and technology, funding for emerging companies, and how life science entrepreneurs are scaling for success, while also sharing their findings and insightful predictions about the future.
Past speakers have included: John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Eli Lilly & Co - Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Dennis Gillings, Ph.D., CBE, Founder & Former Executive Chairman, Quintiles - Robert J. Lefkowitz, M.D., Nobel Laureate - Alex Gorsky, CEO, Johnson & Johnson - Clayton Christensen, Professor, Harvard Business School; Author of Innovator’s Dilemma - Deborah Dunsire, M.D., President and CEO, EnVivo Pharmaceuticals - Herbert W. Boyer, Founder, Genentech - Krishna Yeshwant, M.D., General Partner, Google Ventures
Highly Visible, Tailored Sponsorship Opportunities at the CED Life Science Conference
Attracting hundreds of executive level managers and directors, as well as investors and successful entrepreneurs, the CED Life Science Conference provides an ideal target audience for companies looking to gain visibility within this community. With varying levels of sponsorship and a number of events to sponsor, corporate backers have numerous options to gain the exposure they desire. If your company would like to sponsor the CED Life Science Conference 2017, please contact Robin Costello or call 919.549.7500.
2017 Headline Sponsor
Showcasing North Carolina's Most Exciting & Innovative Emerging Companies
The deadline to submit Company Applications has passed. Showcase, Lightning Round, and Innovation Room Companies will be announced by early February.
Innovation Room Company: Reserved Exhibit Table to Display Your Capabilities
- Investor Exposure. #1 opportunity for one-on-one networking and live display of your capabilities to 50+ investors from across the country.
- Networking: Show and Tell. Exhibit your technology in person for potential partners & clients to experience (equipped with 8 ft. table, power & internet).
- FREE Partnering: One-on-one Appointment Scheduling. Before the conference, registered entrepreneurs get access to Partnering software to request and manage private one-on-one meetings with investors and strategic partners (a $300 value).
- Special Promotion. Get featured on the conference website, in the mobile app, in pre-conference email blasts, and other event materials.
- Media Coverage. Maximize your exposure to local and national press in attendance (over 30 news articles written in 2016).
- Lowest Registration Rate! $275 Registration by Feb 2. Entrepreneurs selected for Innovation Room (& co-workers) attend the conference for the lowest rate.
Showcase or Lightning Round: Live On-stage Presentation
Innovation Room table and ALL BENEFITS listed above PLUS:
- Live On-Stage Presentation. Share your story in front of 1,000+ investors, top industry visionaries, corporate leaders, and fellow entrepreneurs. (View videos from 2016.)
- Pitch Scrub with Community Mentors. Prepare for your presentation with one-on-one help from a team of proven leaders.
- FREE ADMISSION. Each entrepreneur selected for Showcase or Lightning Round gets 1 free registration. Co-workers can attend for the special low rate of $275/person before February 2.
To participate in the Innovation Room or on-stage Showcase/Lightning Round at the conference, your company must be developing a product or technology in one of the following areas: AgBio or AgTech, Animal Health, Biotech and Pharmaceutical, Diagnostic, Drug Delivery, Healthcare IT/Digital Health, Medical Device.
CED is partnering with the Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA) to provide an exclusive opportunity at the CED Life Science Conference 2017. A select number of Showcase Company applicants will be chosen to present on Day 2 of the conference as part of the SEMDA Pitch Rounds Road Show. If selected for the Road Show, you will compete to be chosen as the NC Regional Winner. The Regional Winner has the chance to compete at the SEMDA Annual Conference for $10,000 and a slot as presenter at the 2017 AdvaMed Conference.
"This conference is one of the most highly-anticipated annual events for our team. I am pleased to return to the conference especially since last year’s participation in the Innovation Room facilitated several investor meetings that led to successful investment deals. We are honored to be selected as a Showcase Company for the best opportunity to build on those connections and increase our exposure.” - Ray Krauss, CEO of Camras Vision (2016 Showcase Company, 2015 Innovation Room Company)
Check out these 2016 Showcase Company Videos. The selected 2016 Showcase and Innovation Room companies hail from across NC, including: Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Hillsborough, Pittsboro, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Greenville, and the Research Triangle Park.
The CED Life Science Conference 2017 will be held February 28-March 1 at the Raleigh Convention Center:
Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
General Information: (919) 996-8500
The CED Life Science Conference attracts a diverse group of 1,000 life science industry leaders and professionals from around the nation, including:
- Entrepreneurs leading Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Med Device, Diagnostic, Drug Delivery, Healthcare IT, AgBio, and Animal Health companies
- Investors including Growth, VC, Corporate, Strategic, Angel, and Individual Investors
- Corporate Leaders
- University Innovators
- Nationally-recognized industry leaders and professionals
The Marriott City Center Raleigh and Sheraton Raleigh Hotel are both convenient to the Raleigh Convention Center. Discounted room block rates are available. Book now for best availability!
Marriott City Center - Block Rate: $199/night plus taxes - Book by Feb 16
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Applies Feb 27-March 1. Limited Availability.
500 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Sheraton Raleigh Hotel - Block Rate: $189/night plus taxes - Book by Feb 14
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Applies Feb 27-March 1. Limited Availability.
421 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Raleigh/Durham International Airport (RDU) is the nearest airport to the Raleigh Convention Center.
At the CED Life Science Conference, Partnering software provides the opportunity to request and manage private one-on-one meetings with investors, emerging life science companies, and strategic partners through a sophisticated partnering platform. Partnering is included in Entrepreneur registration. Investors, Sponsors, and University/Tech Transfer Professionals can also access complimentary partnering with a discount code. If you fall into one of these categories but do not have a code, please contact Lindsay Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org before registering. All other attendees can purchase registration that includes partnering for an additional $300.
Yes, sponsorship packages are available. To inquire about pricing, please contact Robin Costello via email at email@example.com or by phone at 919.226.0464.
No, any unauthorized recording of the CED Life Science Conference sessions or events is strictly prohibited.
Yes, pictures will be taken during the conference. By registering for the conference, you acknowledge that there is a possibility your picture may be taken.
Merck, Lilly, J.P. Morgan, Amgen, Google, GE Ventures…all in one place. At the CED Life Science Conference, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with investors and leading and emerging life science companies through Partnering. Facilitated in partnership with the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, the CED Life Science Conference Partnering Platform allows you to schedule private one-on-one meetings around key program sessions of interest to maximize your conference experience.