September 5, 2018 – September 6, 2018

Wednesday, September 5

2:40 – 2:45

Xcelerate Keynote Program Welcome and Introduction: Bob Buderi
Hynes Convention Center, Auditorium

presented by Xconomy

2:45 – 3:30

High-Impact Ideas and Use-Inspired Research
Hynes Convention Center, Auditorium

Robert Langer, the legendary MIT chemical engineer behind countless biotech startups, sits down with Amy Schulman, who is CEO of a company they co-founded called Lyndra. They will chat about how to turn ideas into innovations that make a difference.

presented by Xconomy

3:30 – 5:30

Xcelerate Startup Pitch Competition
Hynes Convention Center, Room 200

Four minutes, four slides. That’s what startup entrepreneurs will have to pitch their companies to a panel of judges comprising top-tier venture capitalists, pharma representatives, and private equity investors! Watch these hopefuls as they make their case.

presented by EBD Group and Xconomy Insight

5:00 – 7:00

Grand Opening of the Poster & Exhibit Hall and Cocktail Reception
Hynes Convention Center

Join us for a cocktail reception and the Grand Opening of the Poster & Exhibit Hall.

Thursday, September 6

3:30 – 3:35

Xcelerate Keynote Program Welcome and Introduction: Bob Buderi
Hynes Convention Center, Auditorium

presented by Xconomy

3:35 – 4:00

Building Transformative Companies, Making Breakthrough Medicines for Patients
Hynes Convention Center, Auditorium

Alexis Borisy, partner at Third Rock Ventures and chair of the National Venture Capital Association, has invested in numerous biotech startups, and will talk about trends he is seeing in life science investment.

presented by Xconomy

4:00 – 4:25

Converging Answers for Emerging Questions
Hynes Convention Center, Auditorium

Susan Hockfield, professor of neuroscience at MIT, was president of the university from 2004 to 2012 and the first life scientist to lead the institution. She will share her thoughts on how the convergence of biology and engineering is one of the defining technology stories of the 21st century.

presented by Xconomy

4:30 – 4:55

Addressing the Opioid Crisis in the United States
Hynes Convention Center, Auditorium

Jerome Adams, the 20th Surgeon General of the United States, will share his thoughts on how the biopharma industry can help with the opioid addiction crisis, and the health and economic prosperity of communities.

presented by Xconomy

4:55 – 5:20

Building A Better Biotech: The Story of Regeneron
Hynes Convention Center, Auditorium

George Yancopoulos has been chief scientific officer of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals for the last 30 years. He will discuss the changes he’s seen during his long career in drug development and what companies need to do to stay competitive.

presented by Xconomy

5:20 – 5:45

Academic Health Centers: Pipeline to the Innovation Economy
Hynes Convention Center, Auditorium

Elizabeth Nabel is president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, one of the leading medical research centers in the country. She will talk about changes in the healthcare landscape, including the arrival of cutting-edge new therapies like CAR-T, and opportunities for biopharma and academic health centers to partner around innovation and discovery.

presented by Xconomy

9:45am – 5:45

Exhibit Hall
Hynes Convention Center

The Biotech Week Boston exhibits give you access to vendors and suppliers devoted to serving the biopharmaceutical industry, with several dedicated areas focusing on Cell and Gene Therapy, Microbiome Therapeutics, and A.I. in Health.

6:30 – 9:30

Biotech Week Boston Festival Party
Royale

This is the only event where you can kick back, and meet attendees from ALL of the official events that are part of Biotech Week Boston. Unwind, network in a fun atmosphere, and enjoy an evening of rock’n’roll, complete with a headline band.