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BIO hosts 35,000+ 30-minute partnering meetings among 3,500+ companies in 3.5 days. Prior to the conference, you can invite companies and accept invitations to meet, and once your meetings are mutually accepted, BIO does the scheduling so you arrive in San Diego with a plan. Partnering meetings begin at 1pm PST on Monday, June 19th with meetings scheduled through Thursday, June 22nd.

BIO One-on-One Partnering™ Allows You to:

  • Globally search companies to source potential collaborations and funding opportunities
  • Communicate directly with prospective investors and senior management
  • Pre-schedule 30-minute private, one-on-one meetings to be conducted onsite in the BIO Business Forum right downstairs from DHSS and in Exhibitor Booths
Over 3,500+ companies participate in One-on-One Partnering™.  See the full list of companies when you log in to myBIO once you register. Here are some that participated in 2016: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech, Johnson & Johnson, Lilly, Merck, Pfizer, Sanoff, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, and many more.
Registration is open in April! Register and start planning who to meet with NOW!

There are two ways you can participate in Partnering:

  1. Purchase a Convention Access & Partnering badge.
  2. Contract a sponsorship for the Digital Health Summer Summit.
Here are five tips for successful partnering:
    • Once you receive your login credential and instructions, please fill out your profile and focus on the opportunities you have to offer. Please note: It may take up to 48 hours after registration to receive this information.
    • Mark when you are available to take meetings on your calendar. Make as much time available as you can.
    • Search for companies you would like to meet, or collaborate with your team to do so, and send them tailored meeting requests. You can continue to message companies after the conference too.
    • Accept, reject or otherwise manage your incoming meetings requests, or do so collaboratively with your team.
    • Repeat steps 3 and 4 every few days since new companies join and send requests regularly.
BONUS TIP: Partner like a heavyweight. Manage your team’s partnering workflow, information and documentation in Partneringplace, a year-round solution seamlessly integrated with BIO’s partnering system.  
The Summit takes place on June 19-20th in San Diego Convention Center – 111 Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. Room specifics will be announced later.
Please visit the BIO Press Registration Page for guidelines and information.
Feel free to reach out to denise@digitalthealthsummit.com 
All BIO Exhibits including the Digital Health Zone are located within the San Diego Convention Center. Here is a link to the current interactive MAP.
  • June 6-8, Moscone Center - 747 Howard Street, San Francisco. Room specifics will be announced later.
Official Exhibition Hours Are:
  • Tuesday, June 20 – 10:30am – 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 21 – 10:30am – 5:30pm
  • Thursday, June 22 – 10:30am – 4:30pm
For exhibitor set-up, tear down, & additional information, please review the Exhibitor Kit.
The dress code at DHSS/BIO is professional business attire.
Yes, Wifi is free so you can stay connected!
Your DHSS registration includes BIO Education and Exhibit Access.
The Digital Health Summer Summit Registration fee will include admission to all Digital Health Summer Summit conferences and Networking events as well as BIO Education and Exhibition Access. INCLUDED IN YOUR REGISTRATION:
  • Access to all Digital Health Summer Summit Sessions
  • Access to BIO Exhibition featuring 1700+ exhibitors and a special Digital Health Zone (June 20-22)
  • BIO’s 6 High-level Super Sessions
  • BIO’s 18+ Session Tracks
  • BIO Business Forum Company Presentations
  • Thursday BIO Talent Connect (for job seekers)
  • Continental Breakfast and Boxed Lunch (June 20th)
  Special Networking Parties
  • BIO Welcome Reception June 19th at 6:30-8:30pm at Petco Park (Open Only to DHSS+ Full BIO Convention Access Registrants and higher).
  • Exhibitor Showfloor Parties on June 20th at 5:00-6:30pm, located in Convention Center
  • BIO Networking Reception June 21st at 6:00pm-8:00pm, located at San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Yes, but you do not want to miss out on being there in person—there are so many opportunities to connect with emerging businesses and industry titans in the digital health space, you won’t want to miss out!

The Digital Health Summer Summit showcases health technology products such as artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality solutions, digital therapeutics, EHRs, telehealth systems, diagnostics, mobile health applications and devices, sensor-based and wearable technologies, care solutions for older adults, big data and predictive analytics, chronic care management, genomics/precision medicine, pharma solutions, wellness and fitness devices and so much more.

Go to our Exhibit & Sponsorship Packages page to find out more!

Register today, and get a two shows for the price of one! The DHSS registration fee will include admission to all DHSS and Networking Events as well as complimentary BIO Education and Exhibition Access. BOOK NOW!
  • $900 for Registration
  • CTA members receive 10% off
  Included in your registration:
  • Access to all Digital Health Summer Summit Sessions
  • Access to BIO Exhibition featuring 1700+ exhibitors and a special Digital Health Zone (June 7-9th)
  • BIO’s 7 High-level Super Sessions
  • BIO’s 15+ Session Tracks
  • BIO Business Forum Company Presentations
  • Thursday BIO Career Fair (for job seekers)
  • Continental Breakfast and Boxed Lunch (June 7th)
  Special Networking Parties
  • Digital Health Summer Summit Networking Cocktail Event (June 7th)
  • BIO Exhibitor Hospitality Reception/Digital Health Zone (June 6th)
  • BIO Networking Reception (June 8th)
Take advantage of all your registration has to offer:
  • Access to all Digital Health Summer Summit Sessions
  • Access to BIO Exhibition featuring 1700+ exhibitors and a special Digital Health Zone (June 7-9th)
  • BIO’s 7 High-level Super Sessions
  • BIO’s 15+ Session Tracks
  • BIO Business Forum Company Presentations
  • Thursday BIO Career Fair (for job seekers)
  • Continental Breakfast and Boxed Lunch (June 7th)
  Special Networking Parties
  • BIO Welcome Reception June 6th at 7:00-9:00pm at the Exploratorium at Pier 15 (Open to DHSS+ Full BIO Convention Access Registrants and higher).
  • Digital Health Zone June 7th at 5:00-6:30pm, located in Moscone West in the Digital Health Zone.
  • BIO Networking Reception June 8th at 6:00pm-8:00pm, located at San Francisco City Hall.
  • Now! It is NEVER too early to book for this coming June. For the best possible rate, book your hotel through the BIO Website.
  • BIO International Convention partners with onPeak to reserve hotels during the convention. For the best rates, book your hotel through the BIO Website.

Business cards, a smile, and an un-sweaty palm. Oh, and don’t forget those comfy shoes.

  • While we do not have a formal volunteer program, if this is something you’re interested in, please contact Sarah Halstead at sarah@digitalhealthsummit.com.
  • Absolutely! We have a form for just this purpose. Due to the number of submissions we receive, we cannot guarantee a response.

Please note: Digital Health Summer Summit does not do a formal call for speakers or topics. We create our content internally by working closely with individuals and companies, scouring all of the latest information and using our creative noggins.

  • Good question.  We are 100% focused on bringing together the most relevant topics along with the most knowledgeable & compelling speakers. In addition, we work year-round with our sponsors and speakers to guarantee a highly-curated program that will be worthy of DHSS & BIO attendees.

With that said, there is no “set in stone” way we select our speakers. They come from a variety of conversations and meetings, sponsor companies, research and more research–but we are always interested in building new relationships to bring the best and brightest to DHSS.

Our top priority is stellar content…period.

Please visit the Resource Center on the BIO Website to find access to full exhibitor manuals, rules and regulations, target move-in and move-out dates, etc. To access the materials, you will need an Exhibitor ID which you will receive upon execution of contract.

Reach out to kerry@livingindigitaltimes.com for more information about the exciting opportunities we have for media partnerships at DHSS 2017.