2017 Inaugural BMES ABioM Conference

Biomanufacturing: Past Successes and Future Challenges

August 18-19, 2017 

Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin

The tentative conference schedule is as follows. Return to this page for scheduling updates as the conference dates approach.

Friday, August 18, 2017
7:30am-5:00pm Registration
8:00am-5:00pm Exhibition Tables
8:00am-8:30am Networking/Light Breakfast Fare
8:30am-8:45am Opening Remarks
Plenary Session
8:45am-9:20am Plenary Speaker
9:20am-9:55am Plenary Speaker
9:55am-10:25am Plenary Speaker
10:25am-10:40am Coffee Break and Networking
Emerging Concepts Session
10:40am-11:00am Plenary speaker
11:00am-11:15am Selected from Abstracts
11:15am-11:30am Selected from Abstracts
11:30am-11:45am Selected from Abstracts
11:45am-12:00am Selected from Abstracts
12:00am-12:45pm Networking and Lunch
Future of Advanced Biomanufacturing Session
12:45pm-1:15pm Plenary Speaker
Krishnendu Roy, PhD.
Professor, Georgia Tech
1:15pm-2:15am Focused group discussion:
Future of Advanced Biomanufacturing
(Un-conference) – networking and brainstorming
2:15pm-3:15pm Report out on the Future of Advanced Biomanufacturing—
report back to the large group
3:15pm-3:30pm Networking and Coffee Break
Collaborations between Industry & Academia Session
3:30pm-4:30pm Panel Discussion:
How do we create value for industry & academia
(what has worked and what hasn’t)?

  • Moderator:
  • Industry Speaker #1:
  • Industry Speaker #2:
  • Academic Speaker #1:
  • Academic Speaker #2:
  • Academic Speaker #3:
Poster Presentations Session
4:30pm-5:30pm Posters (from attendees)
Dinner Event
6:00pm-9:00pm Speaker from Government or Lobby Firm
Federal Funding Opportunities in advanced Biomanufacturing·
  • NSF
  • NIH
  • DoD
Saturday, August 19, 2017
7:30am-8:15am Networking and Light Breakfast
8:15am-9:00am Plenary Speaker
Current Advances in Biomanufacturing Session
9:00am-9:20am Representative from Small Company #1 (local/abstract)
9:20am-9:40am Representative from Small Company #2 (local/abstract)
9:40am-10:00am Representative from Small Company #3 (local/abstract)
10:00am-10:20am Networking and Coffee Break
Future Advances in Biomanufacturing Session
10:20am-10:50am Plenary Speaker
10:50am-11:05am Selected from Abstracts (junior award)
11:05am-11:20am Selected from Abstracts (junior award)
11:20am-11:35am Selected from Abstracts (junior award)
11:35am-12:00am Selected from Abstracts (post awards, 5 minutes each)
12:00pm-1:00pm Box Lunch and Workforce Training in Advanced Biomanufacturing
Biomanufacturing Session
Moderator: Glenn Gaudette, Professor, WPI
1:00pm-1:30pm Conclusion Remarks
2:00pm-4:00 pm Tour of Local Advanced Biomanufacturing Companies