Wednesday, November 7th

All conference activities will take place at the Halifax Convention Centre.
  • 9:30am – 10:00am: Registration & Information Desk Open until 7:00pm
  • 10:00am – 12:00pm: BIC Junior (Open to the public)
    Budding life science entrepreneurs in Nova Scotia pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges. (high school & first-year post-secondary students)
  • 12:00pm – 1:30pm: Lunch Break (on your own)
  • 1:30pm-4:30pm: The BioInnovation Challenge (Open to the public)
    Semi-finalists will pitch to a panel of judges to determine the top three participants to go on stage during the BioPort conference on Thursday, November 8th.
  • 4:30pm – 6:00pm: Welcome Reception at the Halifax Convention Centre
    Join us to open BioPort – For all conference attendees, an opportunity to meet and network.
  • 6:00pm – 7:30pm: Kick-off Keynote: Dr. Corinna Lathan

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Thursday, November 8th

  • 7:30am – 4:00pm: Registration & Information Desk Open
  • 8:30am – 8:45am: Welcome Remarks
  • 8:45am – 9:15am: Opening Address
    Speaker(s): To be announced soon!
    We will be opening BioPort with a glimpse into the future of Atlantic Canada’s health and life sciences industry
  • 9:15am – 10:15am: BioInnovation Challenge – Final Presentations
    The top three finalists from the previous day will present to the judges and the audience to determine the winner, announced at the end of day.
  • 10:15am – 11:00am: B2B Meetings & Hot Topic Table Discussions
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm: Concurrent Session #1: Emerging Natural Products of Atlantic Canada
                                 Various panels of leading industry experts discuss trends and opportunities in the natural products area within Atlantic Canada.
    Speaker(s): To be announced soon!
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm: Concurrent Session #2: Atlantic Health Innovation

    Speaker(s): To be announced soon!

  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm: Lunch Reception (in tradeshow area)
  • 12:30pm – 2:00pm: Keynote Luncheon: Jeremie Saunders
  • 2:00pm – 2:30pm: B2B Meetings & Hot Topic Table Discussions
  • 2:30pm – 4:30pm: The Tech Revoloution Reshaping Health
                                    Various panel(s) of leading industry experts discuss the latest technologies reshaping health.
    Moderator and Speaker(s): To be announced soon!
  • 4:00pm: Announcement of the BioInnovation Challenge Winner and Closing Remarks
                   Closing Reception to follow.