Program Details


Georgia Bio invites you to share your expertise and insight at the 2021 Georgia Bio Innovation Summit on October 13-14, 2021. Sessions will focus on the challenges facing the evolving biotechnology, pharmaceutical, MedTech, and digital health industries in their efforts to discover, develop and market new therapies, devices and diagnostics to improve health care in the U.S. and across the globe.


We welcome biotechnology industry experts, policy leaders, analysts, academics and other thought leaders to share the latest, timely session topic


Selections will be made based on educational value, timeliness of the topic, subject matter appeal, appropriate audience type and expertise level, qualifications and expertise of the speakers or panel, overall quality, and newsworthiness. Our online tool is now OPEN. We invite you to submit an idea for a panel session.


The first two days of the Georgia Bio Innovation Summit will be focused on industry topics and the third day will be targeted for our students, young professionals, teachers, and HR professionals on career and workforce development.

Educational Tracks:

  • Ag/Food/Industrial/Environmental Bioscience

  • Biopharma/Therapeutics/Drug Development/Vaccines


  • MedTech/Digital Health

  • Regulatory

  • Business Development

  • Legal/IP, Policy & Tech Transfer

  • Workforce Development/HR

  • Global Health


Policies Governing Submission Proposals:

  • Proposals will be evaluated on its novel and topical content.

  • The same proposals should not be submitted multiple times.

  • Submissions promoting specific product brands or companies will not be considered.

  • Incomplete proposals will not be considered.

  • You do not have to be a Georgia Bio member company to submit a session proposal.

  • The session organizer will serve as the primary point of contact for Summit staff and is responsible for assisting the track chairpersons with coordinating with all speakers involved in a session.

  • All speakers listed on the proposal must be aware that they are being considered, eligible, and willing to participate as a speaker if the program is selected.

  • Sessions may be scheduled at any time during the three-day program. Speakers must be available to present.

  • We do not provide a speaker honoraria.

  • Presentations may have a visual component that may be projected for all session attendees to view (ex. PowerPoint presentation, graphs, charts, video, etc.). This is not required.

  • Georgia Bio reserves the right to edit any submitted materials for promotional purposes.

  • Georgia Bio reserves the right to cancel a session at any time.

  • Georgia Bio Policies on Diversity, Inclusion & Harassment: Ensuring Diversity at Events

    • Georgia Bio is committed to diversity at all our programs, forums, and conferences, and we firmly believe that the diversity of our society and industry must be reflected in our speakers and audience. We encourage your session submission to include speakers with an eye toward improving women and diversity.

Proposal Submission Deadlines & Timelines:

  • July 29, 2021: Call for Session Online Tool Opens (Note: For ease of organizing in the database, we only accept proposals online.)

  • August 27, 2021: Call for Session proposals CLOSES

  • September 3, 2021: The Summit Program Planning Committee will review and score.

  • September 10, 2021: Notifications of session status will be communicated to Session Organizers

If your session is selected you will receive the following:

  • Superior Networking

  • Publicity and Recognition

  • Complimentary Registration

The selection process will be highly competitive. Please review all policies prior to submitting a session. If you have any questions about our policies, please email kforbes@gabio.org.