CED Life Science Conference - FAQ


When and where will the CED Life Science Conference 2019 take place?

The CED Life Science Conference 2019 will be held February 26-27 at the Raleigh Convention Center:

Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
General Information: (919) 996-8500
Web: http://www.raleighconvention.com/

Who attends?

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
  • Press/Media
What is the cost to attend?

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How can attendees schedule one-on-one meetings?

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.

The best part? FREE Partnering access is provided to Entrepreneurs, Investors, Conference Sponsors, and University Tech Transfer professionals registered for the CED Life Science Conference. 

All other attendees can purchase registration that includes partnering for an additional $300.

Click Here for More Details on Partnering

Are any sponsorship opportunities available for the CED Life Science Conference?

Yes, sponsorship packages are available. To inquire about pricing, please contact Robin Costello via email at rcostello@cednc.org or by phone at 919.226.0476.

Where can I stay?

You have two downtown options, both which are a short walking distance from the Convention Center.

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

Address:           421 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone:              919-834-9900
Rate:                 Call for rates
Reservations:    800-325-3535  |  Ask for “CED Conference” rate    

Rooms are running out, book your room before the group rate expires.         

Marriott City Center
Address:            500 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC 2760
Phone:               919-833-1120
Rate:                  Call Hotel 
Cut off date:       
Reservations:     888-236-2427 |  Ask for CED Conference

The CED Room Block is sold out for Tuesday night.  To book a room on Tuesday at the Marriott, please contact the hotel directly for current room rate and availability. Hotel phone: 919-833-1120


What is the nearest airport?

Raleigh/Durham International Airport (RDU) is the nearest airport to the Raleigh Convention Center.

Am I allowed to record any of the conference sessions or events?

No, any unauthorized recording of the CED Life Science Conference sessions or events is strictly prohibited.

Will anyone be taking pictures during the conference?

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.