Monday, February 8, 2010

Colorado's Emmy® Award Winning Heroine Dr. Temple Grandin Keynotes CBSA Awards Dinner at 2010 BioWest Conference & Expo

Colorado's Emmy® Award Winning Heroine Dr. Temple Grandin Keynotes CBSA Awards Dinner at 2010 BioWest Conference & Expo

General registration is now open for the Rocky Mountain Region's Premier Bioscience Conference & Expo, BioWest 2010. More than 700 participants are expected at this year's event, September 29-30, at the Grand Hyatt (1750 Welton) in Denver. Headlining the Annual Awards Dinner during the 2010 BioWest Conference is Dr. Temple Grandin, noted author, speaker, scientist and autism expert who leads an impressive line up of national and international industry speakers and panelists.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 7, 2010

General registration is now open for the Rocky Mountain Region's Premier Bioscience Conference & Expo, BioWest 2010, at http://www. BioWestConference. com (http://www. BioWestConference. com). This year's event, September 29 & 30 at Denver's Grand Hyatt (1750 Welton), is headlined during the Annual Awards Dinner by Colorado State University Animal-Science Professor Dr. Temple Grandin, whose HBO made-for-cable biopic just swept the Prime Time Emmy® Awards with five major and two creative arts award wins for her inspiring life story as a renowned animal scientist and autism activist.

The announcement is made by Holli Baumunk, President and CEO of the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA), who says, "This is the eighth annual BioWest conference and the best to date. More than 700 national and international industry leaders, government representatives, executives, researchers, investors, entrepreneurs, and professional services firms are expected to attend."

Baumunk continues, "BioWest is the region's preferred venue for visiting with researchers about their newest discoveries and meeting founders of the area's most innovative and promising bioscience start-up companies. Dr. Grandin, whose work is a prime example of the important research being done in Colorado, headlines an impressive lineup of speakers during the BioWest Conference, and we are all looking forward to her awards dinner keynote. Further, the conference will again showcase Colorado's early-stage companies during a research poster session and at the popular Venture Showcase Competition with four companies presenting to win a $7,500 grand prize."

Also speaking at the CBSA Awards dinner will be Timothy W. Schultz, President and Executive Director of the Boettcher Foundation, who will introduce the new Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards and Boettcher Investigators Program. Visit http://www. prweb. com/releases/2010/07/prweb4205684.htm (http://www. prweb. com/releases/2010/07/prweb4205684.htm).

Additional national and international speakers confirmed for BioWest 2010 include:
September 29th Founder's Breakfast: "Key Steps to Moving Colorado's Bioscience Industry Forward" Tom Warwick, District Director, FDA Denver District will discuss how the changes in the FDA will impact the bioscience industry in Colorado. September 29th Keynote Luncheon: "Health Care In Transition: The Outlook on What the Industry Should Expect" Jim Greenwood, President and CEO, Biotechnology Industry Association (BIO) and Mark Leahey, President and CEO, Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) discuss the recent health care reform and the role of the industry. September 30th Grand Finale Luncheon: "The Year 2020 and the Role of the Venture Capitalist" Mark Heesen, President, National Venture Capital Association will present on how the financial constraints over the last few years has impacted the role of the VC and where he sees the future of the VC.

The popular Venture Showcase, scheduled for the afternoon of September 29, will bring together four start-up companies to make their "pitch" to a panel of national venture capitalists. The $7,500 Dorsey & Whitney Venture Showcase Award will be presented to the company with the best presentation at the annual CBSA Awards Dinner that evening. Earlier stage technologies will be showcased at the Technology Transfer Poster Reception prior to the Awards Dinner. Researchers from the region's top institutions will be on hand with scientific poster presentations to discuss their bioscience discoveries.

In addition to formal presentations, productive networking among attendees will occur at this year's BioWest Expo, featuring bioscience suppliers whose exhibits will fill the hallways with services and products to help the region's companies succeed and grow.

"The 2010 BioWest Conference will be full of opportunities for each participant and we are excited to present such an impactful event for our attendees and exhibitors this year," Baumunk said. The full agenda and registration can be found on the BioWest Conference website at http:/www. BioWestConference. com.

About Dr. Temple Grandin

Dr. Grandin is a designer of livestock handling facilities and a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Facilities she has designed are located in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries. Visit http://www. grandin. com/temple. html (http://www. grandin. com/temple. html) or http://www. templegrandin. com (http://www. templegrandin. com).

About Colorado BioScience Association
The CBSA supports the economic development of Colorado through the creation of a premier bioscience cluster within the state. Representing more than 400 members, the CBSA facilitates growth of the bioscience industry in Colorado through advocacy, representation and service. For more information about Colorado's dynamic bioscience cluster, visit the CBSA at http://www. cobioscience. com (http://www. cobioscience. com).

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