This summit will draw together thought and opinion leaders to consider how to develop a workforce that will maintain US leadership in all phases of bioscience endeavor. Vision speakers will forecast the near future of biopharmaceuticals, biomedical devices, bioprocessing, bioengineering, synthetic biology, food production, and workforce education. State team discussions on the second day will then explore how academia, industry, and government can work together to develop the human resources needed to capitalize on these emerging technologies over the next five years. Each summit participant will be asked to consider, “What can I do to foster the development of the future bioscience workforce, and how can I better collaborate with other bioscience leaders?” Prior to the event, a “journey to the summit” will interview leaders and hiring authorities at more than 100 companies to gain a variety of perspectives on current bioscience workforce needs. Attendance in the Vision Conference is by registration; participation in State Team discussions is by invitation only.
Vision Conference: June 26, 2023 - Open to the public.
Linnea Fletcher, PhD, Executive Director of InnovATEBIO, The National Biotechnology Center
Bryant Moore, PhD, Director of Strategic Partnerships, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Office of Technology Commercialization
Richard Rhodes, PhD, Chancellor, Austin Community College
Anthony Atala, MD, Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Monica Berrondo, PhD, CEO, MacroMoltek
Douglas Friedman, PhD, CEO, BioMADE
Matt Hotze, PhD, Director of Science and Technology, Good Food Institute
Susan Szathmary, MD, PhD, Executive Director of Open Biopharma Research and Training Institute
Fireside chat with community college alumni:
Colby Clear AAS, BS,Field Application Scientist II, Singular Genomics
Julia Monreal BS, Lab Specialist Certification, Quality Control Analyst II, Partner Therapeutics