Official Agenda Revealed
50+ Breakthrough Companies to be Featured at the CED Life Science Conference 2017
20+ Global Thought Leaders in the Speaker Lineup
Art Pappas to Receive the Life Science Leadership Award at the Closing Lunch
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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Online Registration is closed. On-site Registration will be open 8:00am-6:00pm on Tuesday, February 28 and 7:15am-12:00pm on Wednesday, March 1 at the Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601.
|Attendee Type||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 $600. Please inquire at On-site Registration.
**Partnering can be added for an additional $300. Investors, Sponsors, and University/Tech Transfer Professionals can access complimentary partnering with a discount code.
Media interested in attending the conference should contact Emily McLoughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org
All registrations must be accompanied by payment to be officially processed.
Registrations may not be substituted online.
Cancellations received before February 23, 2017 are refundable.
Cancellations received after February 23, 2017 are non-refundable.
Hear From Experienced & Influential Industry Leaders
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.
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
Over 50 Breakthrough Companies to be Featured On Stage & in the Innovation Room - View Press Release
Showcase and Lightning Round companies will share their story and present their business live on stage at the conference. Conference attendees will have the opportunity for in-person networking with these emerging entrepreneurs in the Innovation Room, which will also exhibit additional companies listed below. The selected Showcase, Lightning Round, and Innovation Room companies represent a diversity of life science sub-sectors, including: biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, medical devices, healthcare IT/digital health, diagnostics, drug delivery, animal health, consumer product, and AgTech.
In addition to the selected companies, a handful of growth-stage entrepreneurs will utilize the conference as a platform to publicly release exclusive, newsworthy updates live on the main stage.
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*Denotes a Showcase company.
**Denotes a Lightning Round company.
Innovation Room Companies
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, AgTech, and Animal Health companies
- Investors including Growth, VC, Corporate, Strategic, Angel, and Individual Investors
- Corporate Leaders
- University Innovators
- Nationally-recognized industry leaders and professionals
Online Registration is closed. On-site Registration will be open 8:00am-6:00pm on Tuesday, February 28 and 7:15am-12:00pm on Wednesday, March 1.
- 9:00am-10:15am - Pre-conference AgTech Workshop sponsored by Smith Anderson - "Precision Agriculture: Will Data-driven Ag Save the World’s Food Supply?" (Room 306)
Precision agriculture and the use of data-driven ag technologies – perhaps analogous to precision medicine or data-driven medicine – offers promise as a potential answer to the impending global food crisis. The Precision Agriculture panel will feature a panel discussion offering perspectives from key local players in the ag industry, who will each share insights on the unique opportunities and challenges associated with precision agriculture.
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- 10:30am-11:30am - Pre-conference Workshop sponsored by NCSU Alumni Entrepreneurs Network - "Life Science Companies Changing The World - A Panel Discussion Highlighting Their Innovations, Entrepreneurial Journey, and What’s Next" (Room 306)
Four companies, all with N.C. State alumni roots, discuss their technology, what brought them here today, and what we can expect to see from them in the future.
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The Pre-conference "Birds of a Feather" Lunch on Tuesday, February 28 is for EARLY REGISTRATION attendees only (registered by Feb 2). A ticket is required and will be included with name tags at Registration.
- 11:30am-12:30pm - Pre-conference "Birds of a Feather" Networking Lunch sponsored by NC Research Campus and Pfizer (Room 306 & Foyer)
The main conference begins at 12:45pm in Ballroom C for those who register after Feb 2.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 919.226.0464.
The Marriott City Center Raleigh and Sheraton Raleigh Hotel are both convenient to the Raleigh Convention Center.
Marriott City Center - Room block deadline has passed. Please contact directly for rates/availability.
500 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Sheraton Raleigh Hotel - Room block deadline has passed. Please contact directly for rates/availability.
421 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Raleigh/Durham International Airport (RDU) is the nearest airport to the Raleigh Convention Center.
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.