9:45am-5:00pm - Conference
5:00-6:00pm - Industry Reception and Expo
THBI is calling on all life sciences industry professionals to join us for a first-of-its-kind statewide industry-focused event. The Texas Life Sciences Summit will bring together state leaders, life sciences companies, economic development organizations, academic institutions, and service providers that support the ecosystem. The summit will be an interactive opportunity to discuss workforce issues and commercialization efforts and make plans for future growth of the industry. The agenda will cover important topics to promote Texas more effectively, increase awareness of the strong workforce in Texas, and help Texas-based life science companies find tools and resources to assist with their efforts to get to the marketplace.
The one-day conference will include panel discussions, company expo, industry partnership meetings, and an industry networking reception. This unique gathering of the industry will bring together all of Texas’s bio clusters to network and encourage collaboration.
We invite you to participate in the event as a sponsor. View the sponsorship opportunities to learn how you can be a part of Texas' premier life science event.
Ticket registration is open! THBI is offering a special Early Bird Registration rate through March 1.
For questions or for more information about the event, please contact Julia Perkins at email@example.com.
Expo at the Texas Life Sciences Summit
Growing Texas’ Life Sciences Workforce
Victoria Ford, President and CEO, THBI
Linnea Fletcher, PhD, Biotechnology Department Chair, Austin Community College and Director, InnovATEBIO National Biotechnology Education Center
Surviving the Valley of Death
Kristen Doyle, Deputy Executive Officer and General Counsel, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
Kirk J. Macolini, Founder, President, & Principal Consultant, InteliSpark, LLC
Marcus Nelson, Vice President of Strategy and New Ventures, Texas Medical Center
Omid Veiseh, PhD, Associate Professor, CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research and Director of Rice Biotechnology Launch Pad
Moderated by Dan Hargrove, JD, LLM, Founder, Texas BioTech Ventures, LLC
Lunch, Networking and Expo
Industry Partnership Collaboration Meetings
Workforce Partners Meeting: Facilitated by Linnea Fletcher, PhD, Austin Community College/InnovATEBIO
Economic Development Partners Meeting: Facilitated by Victoria Ford, THBI
Guest Speaker: Aaron Demerson, President and CEO, Texas Economic Development Corporation
Preparing for the Future- Industry Forecast
Robert Coughlin, Managing Director of Life Science and Healthcare, JLL
Bob Lenich, Business Director, Industrial Software, Emerson Automation Solutions
Patrick Pace, MD, Managing Director, UTIMCO
Moderated by: Victoria Ford, THBI
Fireside Chat- How Texas is Working to Improve the Workforce and Technology Transfer
Commissioner Harrison Keller, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Commissioner Joe Esparza, Texas Workforce Commission
Moderated by: Eric Danielson, Managing Director, Real Estate Development, NexPoint
Closing Keynote- The State of Economic Development in Texas
Adriana Cruz, Executive Director, Economic Development and Tourism, Office of Governor Greg Abbott
Industry Reception, Networking and Expo
Summit Co-Host Presenting Sponsor