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Join us for the 17th Annual Life Science Innovation Northwest, presented by Life Science Washington. This two-day event in Seattle serves as Pacific Northwest's largest life science conference. Hosted at the Washington State Convention Center, attendees have the chance to experience the best of Seattle hospitality, commerce and life science industry.  


Tuesday & Wednesday, May 23 & 24, 2017

Washington State Convention Center 

705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101









We are thrilled to welcome Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer at Microsoft, as this year's keynote speaker. Brad will speak about the Cascadia Innovation Corridor, collaboration between Washington state and British Columbia, and the future tech and life science in our region. Learn more about this initiative here and get a preview of his talk here.

Smith is responsible for the company’s corporate, external, and legal affairs. He leads a team of more than 1,300 business, legal and corporate affairs professionals working in 55 countries.


These teams are responsible for the company’s legal work, its intellectual property portfolio, patent licensing business, corporate philanthropy, government affairs, public policy, corporate governance, and social responsibility work. He is also Microsoft's chief compliance officer. Smith plays a key role in representing the company externally and in leading the company’s work on a number of critical issues including privacy, security, accessibility, environmental sustainability and digital inclusion, among others. Smith joined Microsoft in 1993, and before becoming general counsel in 2002 he spent three years leading the Legal and Corporate Affairs (LCA) team in Europe, then five years serving as the deputy general counsel responsible for LCA’s teams outside the United States. 



After Smith speaks, he will moderate a panel of life science experts from both sides of the border. Panel members include: 


+ Dr. Brendan Byrne, CIO, Telus Health

+ Dr. Michael Gallatin, Senior Advisor, Frazier Healthcare Partners’ Life Sciences

+ Christiana DelloRusso, PhD, Partner, Providence Ventures






FEATURED PANELS:  Life Science Innovation Northwest offers an exciting lineup of featured panel topics including: 


+  Evolving Strategies for Early-Stage Company Building and Investing 


+  Philanthrocapitalism: How Private Funding is Advancing Science


+  The New Federal Landscape: 21st Century Cures, New Administration Priorities,

     and the 115th Congress


+  The Global Battle To Address Antimicrobial Resistance


+  Precision Medicine:A Global Perspective on the Right Care at the Right Time 


+  Smashing Silos: Unlocking Data to Open Collaboration in Healthcare and Research


+  Digital Health: Changing Behaviors One App at a Time



The full schedule of events is available HERE


REGISTRATION: Registration is open for LSINW 2017. Costs go up May 12 so don't delay! Please follow this link to formally register. In order to register, you must use, or create a member profile.


If you have any questions about the process, please contact Kathleen Poston at



SPONSORSHIP: Showcase your organization in front of 600+ industry professionals! Sponsorship opportunities are now available. More information is available here or contact Amanda Tran at



VOLUNTEERS: Volunteer opportunities are open. Ideally, volunteers should have an interest in life sciences, healthcare, research or science in general and can serve at least one, 4-hour shift supporting activities, directional guidance, registration check-in, info desk staffing, and assisting with general event needs. Apply here


All instructions regarding duties and locations will be provided, and complimentary food and beverages are available for the hours corresponding with your work shift. Volunteers are also provided access to the conference for an equal number of hours worked. Priority for volunteer positions go to students and job-seekers. Participation is at the discretion of Life Science Washington. 



POSTER PRESENTATION: The Poster Session is aimed at helping very early stage companies obtain insights from and network with savvy investors and biotech executives. See full schedule here.  Learn more about the criteria here or print our factsheet.  For more information, contact Wendy Yang at


The deadline to apply for the 2017 session was Friday April 21, 2017.



PODIUM PRESENTATIONS: Podium Presentations are ideal for life science organizations seeking to connect with industry business development executives, investors, entrepreneurs and other strategic partners. Learn more about the criteria hereFor more information, contact Katy Tollefson at


The deadline to apply for the 2017 session was Friday April 21, 2017.


FAST PITCH SHOWDOWN: Have a great life science business pitch? Apply for the Fast Pitch Showdown, offering one-minute pitch opportunity to judges with a $5,000 cash prize for the winning organization. More information is available on our Fast Pitch one-pager.


The deadline to for the 2017 session was Friday April, 30, 2017. 






Life Science Washington has a block of group rate rooms at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle.


Conveniently located across the street from the Washington State Convention Center, the Sheraton has easy access to transit, light rail to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, as well as the many downtown Seattle amenities.


This block expired on May 1, 2017.








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 VIP Reception VIP Reception   VIP Reception  VIP Reception Breakfast Panel Introduction 































 Mobile App

Partnering Software Escalator  Fast Pitch  Hall of Fame   Charging Station



























 Lanyard Networking Reception Panel Introduction Poster Session Investor Dinner Coffee Break









Signature Gift WiFi  The Hub Student Breakfast Coffee Break Emerald Sponsor 










more Calendar

Intensive SBIR/STTR Workshop: NIH Focus

Digital Health/Health IT Boot Camp Course and Networking Event

Featured Partners
BioTech Primer Inc.BioTech Primer develops and delivers customized training to the Life Sciences community

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