Featured Events

Sep 30, 2021
Conversation with Thought Leaders | Navigating the Early Stages of Drug Development in California
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Oct 7, 2021
Conversation with Thought Leaders | Emerging Talent Needs in a Post-Pandemic World: Building Organizational Workforce Resilience and Diversity
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Dec 2, 2021
FAST Advisory Program: Fall Closing Showcase
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California Life Sciences Event Portfolio

California Life Sciences Reception at the J.P. Morgan Annual Healthcare Conference

JANUARY 12, 2022 | THE OLYMPIC CLUB, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

CLS brings together over 400 life sciences executives, leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, CLS Board of Directors and partner organizations for an evening of networking during one of the most productive weeks for the sector. This event is by invitation only.

Life Sciences Academy

JANUARY 2022 | YOUNTVILLE, CA

Life Sciences Academy is dedicated to educating policy makers and opinion leaders about our industry, increasing their awareness of California’s life sciences most pressing issues in serving patients and improving the quality of life for residents across California. During the event, legislators, CLS members, and other key opinion leaders will engage in candid panel discussions, attend an evening networking reception and a sit-down dinner. This event is by invitation only for select members. To become a member, click here.

Regional Community Happy Hours: Bio on the Bay, Bio in the Brewery and Bio in the Capital

QUARTERLY | SAN FRANCISCO, SAN DIEGO, LOS ANGELES & SACRAMENTO

Hosted in California’s regional biopharma hubs, these industry happy hours bring together more than 150 life sciences professionals, with more than 65% of attendees having director level titles and above, to spark new relationships and strengthen existing connections. California Life Sciences members receive complimentary admission. To become a member, click here.

Champions Reception + MedTech Showcase

MARCH 1, 2022 | SACRAMENTO, CA

Held in conjunction with the California Life Sciences Board of Directors meeting, the Champions Reception is an opportunity for state policymakers, legislative staff, life sciences executives and CLS Board members to come together to honor California’s leading legislators working to advance and protect the life sciences ecosystem. During the reception, 10 medical device companies will showcase their life-saving technologies to this exclusive audience. This event is by invitation only.

Spring Visionary Awards Reception

MAY 3, 2022 | WASHINGTON, DC

Held concurrently with the CLS Board of Directors meeting, we welcome the newest members of California’s congressional delegation and provide a networking opportunity to discuss pertinent topics facing the sector. Following the reception, sponsors, CLS board members and policy makers will attend a private dinner honoring select federal legislators with Visionary Awards in recognition of their leadership in advancing federal policies to promote life sciences research, investment and innovation. This event is by invitation only.

Spring FAST Closing Showcase

JUNE 21, 2022

The FAST Program provides qualifying CLS early-stage member companies with intensive team review and coaching to perfect their business model and product development plans, and to build a compelling commercialization strategy. The program lasts twelve-weeks and culminates in a final FAST Showcase to a curated audience of potential investors and strategic partners.

California Life Sciences Open Houses

JULY 2022

These networking events attract a robust group of solutions-oriented companies, including but not limited to CMOs/CROs and service providers focused on providing innovative solutions to solve the industry’s most pressing challenges. California Life Sciences members receive complimentary admission. To become a member, click here.

Pantheon

2021 in-person event cancelled; award winners to be announced virtually on November 4, 2021

The annual Pantheon awards recognize the achievements of California’s life sciences, bringing together industry leaders for an evening of celebration. CLS awards excellence in several categories including leadership, education, deal-making, product innovation, and other achievements critical to cultivating the global life sciences ecosystem.

End of Year Reception

NOVEMBER 30, 2021 | SONOMA RESTAURANT, WASHINGTON, DC

Close out the year in Washington, DC, with an evening of cocktails and conversation with members of the U.S. Congress, their legislative staff, and other invited guests representing trade associations, life sciences companies, and professional services firms. Approximately 150 attendees with 25% representing Congressional members and their staff. This event is by invitation only.

Evening with Thought Leaders

DECEMBER 7, 2021 | BALBOA BAY RESORT, NEWPORT BEACH, CA

Held concurrently with our Board of Directors meeting, our annual Evening with Thought Leaders provides an opportunity to connect with industry visionaries and key opinion leaders on all facets of the life sciences. With over 150 life sciences professionals in attendance with 60% holding director-level titles or higher, don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your organization thought leadership expertise while engaging with key stakeholders. California Life Sciences members receive discounts on registration. To become a member, click here.

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