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Tracy Cooley

Tracy serves as the Director of Events Communications and handles all communications for BIO’s events and emerging company policy issues. She loves blogging and podcasting on all things biotech and believes in the great potential of the industry, looking for every opportunity to spread the message far and wide. Nearly everyone in her family is a golfer, and as such, she has what many people have called a “natural” swing. Sometimes she even hits the ball. Tracy just finished her ninth marathon, and has nearly mastered the skill of one-foot-in-front-of-the-other (usually, sometimes the laces get in the way). The joy of her life is her five-year-old daughter Josephine.

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General Powell to Deliver Keynote!

We have added General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) to our line-up of keynote speakers! Gen. Powell will deliver his speech, titled “Leadership: Taking Charge” on Thursday, June 19.  Powell will share his experience as a leader to illustrate precisely what it takes to be a leader in industry.  Gen. Powell was appointed the 65th Secretary of State by President George W. Bush, a position he held from 2001-2005.  A four-star general, Powell’s numerous awards Read More >

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One more reason to join us in San Diego

The fabulous weather! After one long winter in Washington, DC, I visited San Diego last week in preparation for this year’s BIO International Convention and I don’t know if I’ve ever seen bluer skies (and I used to live in New Mexico, so that’s really saying something!). Beaches and surfing for days, golf courses as far as the eye can see and then some, lots of opportunities for day trips – this place truly has Read More >

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Gov. Schwarzenegger to speak at convention

This just in – Gov. Schwarzenegger will be speaking at the BIO International Convention, June 17-20 in San Diego.  Together with California biotech leaders, we announced his participation yesterday and also highlighted what’s new and different with this year’s convention. As Stephen Ferruolo (program co-chair) pointed out – “missing the breakout sessions is like going to the U.S. Open and not checking out the golfers.” Issues surrounding follow-ons, IP, regenerative medicine, biomarkers, biofuels, genetically engineered Read More >

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Convention keynote speaker TBA

It’s that time again – Spring is beckoning, Punxsutawney Phil has made his proclamation, the Oscars have given us one grand hoorah and we here at BIO are close to announcing our first keynote speaker for the 2008 BIO International Convention, June 17-20 in San Diego. Stay tuned, or for more details – contact Tracy Krughoff at tkrughoff@bio.org or 202.312.9274.

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Record number of institutional investors at CEO

The final numbers are in and we have good reason to celebrate (perhaps we should get a three-day weekend?!) - there were a record number of institutional investors at the CEO & Investor Conference, 1,050 in total. Most of the more than 200 company presentations were full rooms, since in total we had more than 2000 participants. And obviously a lot of dealmaking and potential dealmaking was in the works with more than 1400 one-on-one meetings.

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