East West Life Science Summit


The East West Life Science Summit is an annual conference meant 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:
Virtual Conference: $100 for the first pass, the second pass is free.