BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology Announces Call for Presentations

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today issued a call for presentations for the 2018 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. The 15th annual BIO World Congress will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia July 16-19, 2018.

The BIO World Congress is accepting proposals for:

  • Panel Sessions
  • Company and Technical Presentations
  • GreenTech Investor Sessions
  • Poster Presentations

The BIO World Congress is seeking cutting-edge, original session topics relevant to one of our diverse program tracks, including:

  • Algae Production Technologies
  • Renewable Chemicals and Biobased Products
  • Synthetic Biology and Gene Editing
  • Advanced Biofuels and Biorefining
  • Specialty Food Ingredients, Flavors and Fragrances
  • Growing Global Biobased Markets
  • Agricultural Crop Technologies and Biomass Supply

The deadline for submitting panel session proposals is January 19, 2018 at 5:00pm EST.

New this year, the BIO World Congress is seeking proposals for Company and Technical Presentations, which are short, detailed presentations by a senior level executive or academic to showcase technology development or partnership opportunities.

The deadline for submitting proposals for Company and Technical Presentations, GreenTech Investor Sessions, or Poster Presentations is May 14, 2018 at 5:00pm EST.

For a detailed guide on submitting presentation proposals or to submit a presentation proposal, visit

About BIO

BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.

Upcoming BIO Events

BIO One-on-One Partnering™ @ JPM

January 7-11, 2018

San Francisco, CA


BIO CEO & Investor Conference
February 12-13, 2018
New York, NY


BIO Asia International Conference

March 19-20, 2018

Tokyo, Japan

BIO International Convention
June 4-7, 2018

Boston, MA


BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

July 16-19, 2018

Philadelphia, PA