MassBio Events

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MassBio hosts must-attend events for members through our professional development forums, networking mixers, and the industry at large through our premier conferences. Members also have exclusive access to our conference and business center, the MassBioHub, for hosting their own events.

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Premier Conferences

MassBio’s premier conferences are the embodiment of our role as a convener, connector, and catalyzer. These conference-scale events are where speakers, panelists, and presenters with a passion for the industry’s patient-driven work share their deep knowledge and provide successful strategies that can be implemented across the ecosystem. They are venues for building relationships, broadening horizons, and being inspired.

Policy Leadership Breakfast

MassBio’s Policy Leadership Breakfast is an agenda-setting convening of life sciences leaders, government affairs executives, and state and federal elected officials held in the shadow of the Statehouse on Beacon Hill. The breakfast is an opportunity for the industry to discuss the most pressing policy initiatives and highlight the economic impact for the sector, while also providing policymakers a place to share their priorities. This event is invite-only.

State of Possible Conference (MassBio’s Annual Meeting)

The State of Possible Conference is more than MassBio’s annual meeting; it is the premier event for the Massachusetts life sciences industry. Over the course of the day, attendees from the lab to the C-suite are exposed to engaging panel discussions and informative keynotes on what’s next in science and business. The day also includes networking, celebrations, special content for executives, and partnering opportunities.

The Massachusetts Pavilion at BIO Convention

The BIO International Convention is the largest global event for the biotechnology industry. MassBio will oversee Massachusetts’ 800 square foot State of Possible Pavilion, showcasing the local industry.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Conference

MassBio’s DEI Conference elevates timely conversations on advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion across the industry, from your workforce and company culture to health equity and patient voices. Headlined by prominent thought leaders and featuring practical teachings and workshops, this conference is for life sciences leaders committed to being changemakers who turn their passion into action.

Patient Advocacy Summit

MassBio’s Patient Advocacy Summit, one of MassBio’s most popular events of the year, is a boot camp of sorts that delivers an agenda packed with learnings, case studies, and best practices on how life sciences companies can more fully incorporate the patient voice throughout the life cycle of drug development. The summit connects the patient advocacy community, caregivers, healthcare professionals, academia, and the industry at-large for an opportunity to build relationships, share policy priorities, and better understand the patients and their diseases.

Networking Mixers

MassBio’s Networking Mixers give members a fun, casual environment to connect with other life sciences professionals, grow their networks, and get the latest insights from the community. Mixers attract a broad industry and geographically specific audience.

Mixers include:

  • St Patrick’s Day Mixer
  • Summer Mixer
  • Oktoberfest Mixer
  • Holiday Party Mixer
  • Regional Mixers (North Shore, Worcester, Metro-West, Waltham)

Thought Leadership

MassBio’s thought leadership events focus on driving awareness and change in the industry, while strengthening the community. Offered exclusively to MassBio members, these events are opportunities to debate industry hot topics, tackle common challenges, share best practices, and network.


Each quarter, a panel of industry experts discusses the hottest topics and most pressing issues in the life sciences today. Forum subjects are selected by working groups with their finger on the pulse of the industry. Each panel is designed to be informative and to feature tangible takeaways.

Executive Roundtables

MassBio Executive Roundtables are groups of individuals with similar responsibilities and titles from life sciences member companies assembled to discuss best practices, exchange ideas, and collaborate in unique ways. There are currently seven roundtables: Facilities and Lab Operations (FLO), General Counsel (GC), Human Resources (HR), Dealmaking, Marketing and Communications, DEI, and Leadsharing.

Roundtables meet quarterly or bi-annually and provide an opportunity for MassBio members (life sciences or associate) to sponsor meetings and present to members. Sponsorship includes a 15-minute presentation, 30-minute moderated group discussion, and networking.

Get Involved in MassBio Events

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MassBio hosts a variety of events, from our professional development forums to premier conferences, for both our members and the industry at large. If you are interested in speaking at one of our events, please fill out the form below.

Speaker Submission Form

If you have any questions, please email

NOTE: All MassBio events adhere to our conference Diversity Policy and Anti-Harassment Policy.