Xconomy Forum: Tomorrow’s Biotech—Innovators and Innovations

New England is home to a dazzling array of today’s most successful biotech inventors, companies, and technologies. But who are the innovators who will help perpetuate our region’s global lead in life sciences in the years and decades to come? What are the local innovations that will help transform the way we treat and prevent disease? Through case studies, panel discussion, a keynote chat, and networking sessions, Xconomy will bring to the forefront New England’s newest generation of biotech entrepreneurs and startups, as well as the region’s most bleeding-edge developments from Big Biotech.

Confirmed speakers include:
James C. Mullen, President and CEO, Biogen Idec
Walter Gilbert, General Partner, BioVentures Investors, and University Professor Emeritus, Harvard
George Church, Professor of Genetics, Director of the Center for Computational Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Thomas Hughes, President and CEO, Zafgen
Maria Rupnick, Co-Founder, Zafgen, and Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Steven Tregay, Founder, President, and CEO, Forma Therapeutics
Peter Hecht, CEO, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
Tillman Gerngross, Co-founder and scientific advisory board chair, GlycoFi, Co-founder and CEO, Adimab, and Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth
James Collins, University Professor and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
Michelle Dipp, Vice President and Head of the U.S. Centre of Excellence for External Drug Discovery, GlaxoSmithKline
Gilmore N. O’Neill, Senior Director, Experimental Neurology, Biogen Idec
Sam Wadsworth, Group Vice President of Translational Research, Genzyme
Eric Olson, VP of Program and Portfolio Management, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Full agenda available here.

Registration: 1:30 – 2:00 pm
Program: 2:00 – 5:45 pm
Networking reception: 5:45 – 7:00 pm

Registration Information:
Saver Registration (ends April 21): $295.00
Regular Registration: $350.00
Tickets at the door: $395.00
Student Registration: $75.00
Student scholarships available through the Stay in MA program.
To inquire about press registration, e-mail events@xconomy.com.
Tickets are transferable but not refundable.

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