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Celebration of Science Networking Reception

Kick off your conference experience at the Opening Night Party to celebrate the start of Biotech Week Boston! Enjoy the kick-off featuring Boston-themed décor and culinary selections inspired by New England while catching up with colleagues, exhibitors, and sponsors. Enjoy a relaxed, fun evening with good food, drinks and networking with 4,500+ of Biotech's finest.

This is a complimentary event for all registered attendees.

BWB Theater

Located inside the massive Exhibit Hall, the BWB Theater is where global technology leaders will present live demonstrations of the novel technologies used by today’s industry leaders. Check back for a detailed line-up soon!

This is a complimentary event for all registered attendees.

Battle of the Biotech Bands


A community-driven, networking event with fundraising efforts supporting the charitable foundation affiliated with each biotech band. Already in its fourth year, the Battle of the Biotech Bands is a unique and fun experience now open to both BPI and BWB attendees.

NEW for 2017! Xconomy Awards


With the help of the stellar panel of judges below, Xconomy honored the people, companies, and organizations that make the Boston life sciences community one of the most vibrant innovation centers in the world.

  • Phil Sharp • Nobel Laureate; Institute Professor, MIT
  • Deborah Dunsire • CEO, XTuit Pharmaceuticals
  • Bob Langer • Institute Professor, MIT
  • Vicki Sato • Professor, Harvard University
  • Rob Perez • Founder and Chairman, Life Science Cares
  • Katrine Bosley • CEO, Editas Medicine
  • Susan Windham-Bannister • President and CEO, Biomedical Growth Strategies
  • George Church • Professor, Harvard & MIT
  • Terry McGuire • Founding Partner, Polaris Partners
  • Daphne Zohar • Founder and Managing Director, PureTech Health
  • Jim Collins • Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering & Science, MIT

EXPANDED! Women’s Leadership Forum & Dinner


This year’s Women’s Leadership Forum was an inspiring evening that included dinner and an insightful panel discussion featuring women in senior leadership positions within the life sciences industry.

Sponsored by 3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division