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  • In-Platform Chat and speaker Q&A throughout
  • ‘One Big Question’ Breakout Session
  • Immersive Backstage experience for attendees

**ON-SITE REGISTRATION CLOSES MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH

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    ATTENDEE GROUP RATE
    Do you have 5 or more members of your organization that want to attend? Let us help your budget with $35 off each ticket for 5 or more attendees.  Contact us at vabio@vabio.org for more details.

    Women Building Bio 2021

    Investing in Ourselves: Growing Stronger and Better Together

    Join us on September 30th for the 6th year of the Women Building Bio conference. Don’t miss an event where women converge to advance the industry with all stakeholders, men and women, front and center joining forces.

    Our half-day hybrid conference will offer full virtual attendance or the option for in-person viewing at one of 5 regional locations across our state. In-person requires pre-registration at a specific location and space is limited, so do not delay!

    **ON-SITE REGISTRATION CLOSES MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH

    Convenient online access for virtual attendees or in-person viewers choose one location:

    • Charlottesville – Indoor Biotechnologies
    • Richmond – GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare
    • Roanoke – Virginia Western Community College
    • Newport News – ivWatch
    • Northern Virginia/DC – Children’s National Research and Innovation Campus

    NOTICE: In order to attend any of our in-person viewing sites, you are required to show proof of your vaccination, either by physical, copy or clear photographic image of your card. You are also required to wear a mask. All current COVID-19 guidelines laid out by the CDC, Governor Northam and/or any additional governing body will be followed.

    Contact Frank Wilton to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

    Click here for registration details.

    CONFERENCE AGENDA:
    Welcome John Newby, CEO, Virginia Bio  
    My Journey in Life Science Leadership MODERATOR: Mia Masten, Sr. Director Patient Advocacy, Pfizer, Inc.

    Sally Allain, Regional Head, JLABS @ Washington, DC

    Kyeonghee Monica Lee, Associate Fellow, Regulatory Sciences, Altria Client Services

       
           
    ‘One Big Question’ Breakout Discussions with Group Summary  
           
    Startup Funding & Careers in Venture Capital:  Addressing Both Sides of the Table MODERATOR: Elizabeth Cho-Fertikh Co-Founder & Managing Director, MEDA Angels, LLC

    Laura Davis, Lead, Boston Chapter of Golden Seeds

    Dana Sun, Senior Associate, OCA Ventures

     

         
    Navigating Challenges: A Leader’s Insights Susan DeVore, Former CEO, Advisor, Premier Inc.
     
    Conference Closing Michele Oshman, Vice President, External Affairs, Executive Director, Council of State Bioscience Associations, Biotechnology Innovation Organization