BioOhio Annual Conference “Innovation Road Show”

logo_omeris.gifThis year BioOhio has decided to take its annual conference networking and learning experience around the state.  At each 1-day event, the focus will be on innovation… defining it, discussing it, debating it, and understanding how essential  it is from R&D through commercialization to market.

For 2010, one event becomes three across the state:

NE Ohio on Sept. 28 (Embassy Suites Cleveland-Rockside)

Central Ohio on Oct. 28 (OCLC Conference Center in Dublin)

SW Ohio on Nov. 17 (The Manor House in Mason)

Full agenda details are still being cooked, but some of the major speakers they’ve set up include:

In Cleveland/Independence in September: Frank Douglas, President & CEO, Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron and Jay Mazelsky, Senior Vice President, Philips Healthcare

In Dublin in October: Christine Poon, Dean of Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, and former Worldwide Chairman of Medicines & Nutritionals of J&J

In Mason in November: Thomas Fogarty, MD, Vascular Surgery Pioneer, Inventor, Professor, and Cincinnati native

According to BioOhio spokesman Matt Schutte:

We think this regional-one-year, central-the-next approach will allow us to extend the value of the annual conference and allow more “first timers” to experience the event and learn more about Ohio’s growing bioscience industry.

For registration, click here.

Early bird rates: $55 for members, $90 for non-members, $45 for students

Each event will kick off around 10, include a great lunch, wrap-up around 4:30, and then capped off with a networking reception.  In 2011, they’ll come back to one central event… and if they like how this year goes, they’ll return to the “road show” in 2012.

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