Government Biotechnology Innovation Summit 2024

Delivering Biotechnology Solutions to Ensure Economic and National Security

September 4-5, 2024 - National Harbor, MD, United States

The 2nd Annual Government Biotechnology Innovation Summit is crucial due to the profound implications of biotech advancements on national security and governance. Biotechnology has rapidly evolved, presenting both promising opportunities and potential threats. For instance, developments in genetic engineering enable the creation of novel pathogens that could be used in bioterrorism. The development of rapid diagnostic tools and vaccines against infectious diseases is essential for preempting potential pandemics, thereby safeguarding public health and national stability. Furthermore, biotech innovations enhance agricultural safety by improving crop resilience against pests, diseases, and environmental stressors, ensuring food security—a foundational aspect of national stability. $300M allocated to DOD to establish new biotechnology manufacturing institutes underscores the importance of continued funding and development.

By convening this Summit that facilitates dialogue between biotech experts and government officials, stakeholders can collaboratively address emerging challenges and ensure that regulatory frameworks keep pace with technological advancements, thereby safeguarding national security interests.

Topics to be covered at the 2024 Summit:

  • U.S. Biotechnology Policy and Innovation: Spearheading DOD Biomanufacturing Strategy Development
  • Advancing Safe and Effective Biologics: The Role of Regulatory Science in Public Health
  • Addressing the Importance of Biodefense and Biosecurity Measures in Ensuring Naval Force Protection
  • Creating Next-Generation Technologies by Driving Innovation and Fostering Economic Growth
  • Enhancing Real-World Outcomes Through Biotech Research Initiatives at ARPA-H
  • Panel Discussion: National Security Commission on Emerging Biotechnology

Why You Should Attend This Year's Summit:

The Government Biotechnology Innovation Summit will provide attendees the opportunity to hear from government leaders at the forefront on how biotechnology is transforming the economic, agricultural, healthcare and security landscape of the U.S. Our speakers will highlight latest developments and future projects within their respective agencies and explore leveraging the latest biotech advancements to address societal challenges, drive innovation, and pave the way for a more resilient and sustainable future.

This forum will promote discussions on how government and industry partnerships can further drive upcoming biotech innovations to address critical challenges and enhance government operations across various sectors. By harnessing the power of biotechnology through cooperation, the government can improve public health outcomes through advanced diagnostics, therapies, and personalized medicine. Biotech innovations can also revolutionize sustainable agriculture by increasing crop yields, developing drought and pest-resistant varieties, and reducing environmental impact.

The team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Symposium content and focus areas. We will assemble the most respected minds in the Biotech community, including Federal, DoD and industry. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all involved organizations bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

At Our Summit You Have the Ability To:

Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the most complex issues facing the Federal Government and DoD as it relates to biotechnology and the bioeconomy.

Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some of the latest operational energy priorities of interest to the Federal Government and DoD.

Influence: Help foster ideas. Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. Our town hall format is your opportunity to address our speakers with questions or comments on the current mission.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

The 2024 Government Biotechnology Innovation Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.
Contact us for sponsorship information

2024 Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Peter Marks, MD, PhD, Director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA
  • Valerie Reed, PhD, Director, Bioenergy Technologies Office, Department of Energy
  • Deirdra Chester, PhD, Director, Office of the Chief Scientist, USDA
  • Steven Witte, Director, Biologics Development Module National Bio and Agro Defense Facility, USDA
  • Dylan George, PhD, Director, Center for Forecasting & Outbreak Analytics, CDC
  • Mary Larkin, PhD, Program Manager, BARDA Accelerator Network, U.S. Department of HHS
  • Seth Faith, PhD, ST, Senior Scientist, Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences, Air Force Research Laboratory

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151 St. George
151 St. George Blvd, 20745
Oxon Hill, National Harbor, MD

Discounted rates are available at the following hotels:
Hyatt Place at National Harbor
123 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD

AC Hotel National Harbor
156 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, Maryland
(*This discounted partner rate will be available starting 60 days before the event begins).

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