East West Life Science Summit - Sept 8-9

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The East West Life Science Summit is an annual conference held in Spokane to foster and strengthen the vibrant life science organizations, healthcare providers, and public institutions throughout Washington State. The goal of the summit is to elevate the visibility of life science research, discovery, entrepreneurship, and innovation throughout the state and foster cross-state collaboration through information sharing and networking opportunities. This year’s theme is Innovation Here First.

The Summit provides attendees the opportunity to connect with life science organizations and experts across the state through:
 Keynote address from Sandeep Patel, Director of BARDA DRIVe
 Expert panels
 Breakout session
 Network reception
 And more!

The Summit also provides an opportunity to expose students to the life science ecosystem in Washington state and encourage them to pursue careers in the life sciences.

Join us for specialized panels from leading experts:
Is Eastern Washington a Magnet for Life Science Entrepreneurs? – Hear from several life science entrepreneurs about their exciting young companies and why they chose to startup in Eastern Washington or relocate their business here to grow. Moderated by Scott Maloney, Washington State University.

Regional Resources to Build Life Science Companies – A conversation with leaders from the key regional and statewide organizations that help start and grow life science companies. This discussion will explore the assistance they offer and how they work together to help companies form and grow in Washington. Moderated by Rich Giersch, Life Science Washington Institute.

Talent for Innovation: Human Capital for the Innovation Economy – Dive into the full spectrum of talent development for innovation including starter careers, industry crossovers, upskilling/reskilling, entrepreneurism, and sponsoring/funding innovation. Moderated by Katrina Rogers, KR Consulting.

Registrations Fees:
Reception only: $50
Reception and Conference: $150
Conference only: $125
Virtual Conference: $100
Student fee for the conference: $50

Given the rise of Delta variant cases, as we prioritize the health of our attendees and community, we will now require ID and proof of COVID vaccination from all attendees at our in-person events until further notice. Acceptable proofs of vaccination include the physical vaccination card, a photo of the vaccination card on a cell phone, or a screenshot of vaccination status through an online portal such as MyIR.