Life Science Innovation Northwest 2011 Highlights
2011 Marks Progress for Region’s Innovation Corridor
On March 2, 2011 the life sciences community from 20 states, Washington, D.C., and 14 countries -- including Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, India, Japan, Poland and the United Kingdom -- attended Life Science Innovation Northwest held in Seattle.
“This was a seminal year for the WBBA and the life sciences community in our region. While other sectors struggled, we actually experienced growth. We are pleased to see that Washington state is able to attract such talent to the region, making us among top centers for innovation in the country," said Chris Rivera, President, Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association.
Governor Gregoire congratulates WBBA on the success of LSINW!
Attendees were treated to two days of panel discussions, a state-of-the-industry report by G. Steven Burrill, LSINW Co-Host and CEO of Burrill & Company, and a keynote address by James C. Greenwood, President and CEO, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).
Conference highlights include:
- Grew to a new venue: first year at the Washington State Convention Center - View the online photo album
- View the archived webcast of LSINW 2011: www.onetotheworld.net/lsinw2011
In partnership with Global Health Nexus, LSINW was webcast this year utilizing One to the World’s (OttW) high resolution graphics and multiple data streams (video, PowerPoint, Q&A/polling) to run simultaneously to the conference. This dynamic webcast features preeminent speakers throughout the entire event, including prominent Keynote, James C. Greenwood, President and CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) in Washington, D.C.
- 100% of survey respondants rated the conference Good to Excellent! 63% rated as Excellent! - Did you attend? Please complete the online survey.
“We were able to communicate with individuals who share the same interests, and exchange opinions and suggestions. We were also able to connect with a person who can help to start up our business. Impressive diversity of presentations and participants.” (Survey respondent)
- Attendance up significantly over 2010: Valuable contacts made.
"We met many people and received many comments and suggestions. Without this conference, we would not have the chance to meet people who can share a similar interest or desire." (Survey respondent)
“The presentations of individual innovation [were staged] in individual rooms of appropriate size. The presenters had enough time to tell their innovation and future plans. This was the best conference I have ever attended.” (Favorite conference moment of survey respondent)
“5 minutes of sheer hell during the speed dating session - getting a full grilling but leading to a further meeting with the group in the near future.” (Favorite conference moment of survey respondent)
“This conference keeps getting better and better! Three cheers to the Pacific Northwest's vast INNOVATION that was aptly highlighted at LSINW 2011.” (Survey Respondent)
“Many favorite moments -- especially impressed with the opening keynote which set the tone for the entire two days. The pace was just right. The energy and interest was sustained for the entire two days -- quite the feat. Lots of learning interspersed with great conversations.” (Favorite conference moment of Survey Respondent)
Our sincere gratitude to our dedicated steering committee and the volunteers that assisted at the conference.
Save the Date
12th Annual Life Science
Innovation Northwest Conference
July 10-12, 2012