Tuesday, April 2, 2024
9:00am-9:45am - Registration and Expo

9:45am-5:00pm - Conference

5:00-6:00pm - Industry Reception and Expo

Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
700 San Jacinto, E 8th St
Austin, TX 78701

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.

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Texas Life Sciences Summit Speaker Presentations
Available speaker presentations linked.

Workforce Development Partners Meeting

In this workgroup, Workforce Development partners discussed key strategies identified in "Building the Innovations of Tomorrow" as opportunities to improve the development of the life science workforce. 

Guest Speakers: 

Baley Reeves, PhD, Interim Director, National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing, Texas A&M Engineering (view presentation)

Harry Benson, Director, Human Performance, CAI  (view presentation)

Economic Development Partners Meeting

In this workgroup, Economic Development partners discussed how economic development organizations can partner strategically to more effectively market Texas as a key state for life science and biotech companies, and how Texas can enhance technology transfer at academic institutions. 

Guest Speakers:

Aaron Demerson, President and CEO, Texas Economic Development Corporation (view presentation)

Matt Parson, Assistant Commissioner for Workforce Strategy, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (view presentation)

Closing Keynote- Adriana Cruz, Executive Director, Economic Development and Tourism, Office of Governor Greg Abbott

(view presentation)


                                                                                Summit Co-Host                                                                                           Presenting Sponsor

Exhibiting Companies

Industry Reception Co-Hosts