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Is there a government/academic discount?

Yes, there is a discount for non-BIO members who work at government/academic organizations. Please go to our registration page for more information.

Do BIO members receive a discounted rate on registration?

Yes, BIO members receive reduced rates at all BIO events. To learn more about member benefits and to join, please click here.

How can I provide payment for BIO Investor Forum Registration? 

When registering, you can only pay by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express). Wire transfers will be accepted upon request. 

How do I pay by wire transfer?

You must first register. Once you arrive at the checkout page, send your request to, and a team member will send the invoice within 3 business days. 

How do I pay by check?

We are only accepting credit card and wire transfer payments only.  

What are your Cancellation & Substitution Policies?    

  • Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing on or before Thursday, September 14, 2023, to receive a partial refund. Email cancellation requests to
  •  A $600 administrative fee will be deducted from all cancellation refunds. 
  • Approved refunds will be processed after the conference. BIO regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows/non-participants.
  • Cancellation requests received after September 14, 2023, will not be honored.
  • To transfer your registration to another individual, send an email to on or before Thursday, September 28, 2023

How do I make a correction or change to my registration?  

Corrections to your name or title, etc., should be emailed to  Please allow up to 4 business days for a new confirmation to be sent. 

What if I become a member of BIO after I have registered as a non-member? 

You should contact the BIO International Convention team at, and after verification from the BIO Membership department, the proper adjustment will be made to your record and a credit card refund will be issued. 

I am a service provider. How should I participate? 

Sponsoring the BIO Investor Forum provides the best opportunity for bioprocess, service providers CROs/CMOs to showcase their company's brand, help them identify new partners and strengthen their business connections. Learn more about sponsoring this event. 

Is media registration complimentary? 

Media registration is open to editors and reporters working full-time for print, broadcast, or web publications with valid press credentials. Please contact for more information.

How do I change my email address?             

Corrections to your email address should be emailed to, please allow up to 4 business days for a new confirmation to be sent. 

Why have I not received a registration confirmation? 

All confirmations are HTML (Web) pages at the conclusion of your registration and are printable. Additionally, an email confirmation is sent immediately following the completion of online registration. If you have not received a confirmation, please check your spam or junk mail folder.

How do I get my registration confirmation to be resent to me?  

Please email to request your confirmation.

BIO One-on-One Partnering

Where are partnering meetings held at the 2023 BIO Investor Forum?

Partnering meetings are in-person only, October 17-18 at the Hilton Union Square. There are no virtual partnering meetings at this event.

How do I access the partnering system?

Your login credentials will come from - please add this address to your safe senders' list. 

For security purposes, a delegate's email address must correlate to his or her identity and registered company in order to access the system. This means that the email you register with must match your name as well as your company. To further ensure security, the following Internet browsers are supported: Google Chrome (v. 42.0 and above), Internet Explorer (v. 11.0 and above), Mozilla Firefox (v. 37.0 and above), and Safari for Mac (v. 8.0 and above). 

Questions about Partnering? Contact the BIO Partnering Team at

How long will I be able to access the BIO One-on-One Partnering system once the conference ends?

The partnering system will be open for one year following the end of the event. You will be able to send follow-up messages to companies with whom you’ve met or had previous correspondence via the partnering system. You will not be able to send any new meeting requests after partnering hours end on October 18, 2023.

How many meeting requests can I send?

Each company profile is allowed 150 outstanding outgoing meeting requests. Once a meeting request is accepted, declined, or canceled, it no longer counts against that limit. There is no limit on the total number of requests a company can send, only a limit on how many can be outstanding at any one time. 

How does partnering at the 2023 BIO Investor Forum work?

The BIO One-on-One Partnering™ system makes connections on a company-to-company basis. Delegates’ accounts will be placed under a company profile along with their colleagues as they register for the conference. After filling out their company and delegate profiles and setting their calendar availability for meetings, delegates search for and send meeting requests to other companies of interest and accept incoming meeting requests as appropriate. BIO schedules all accepted meetings, and scheduling begins in early October.

When will meeting scheduling begin?/How do I schedule my meetings?

Accepted meetings will be scheduled by BIO starting in early October and scheduling will continue in rounds up through the end of the conference to accommodate as many meetings as possible. Once scheduling begins, meetings will appear on the participants’ calendars with a date, time, and specific meeting location within the Hilton Union Square.

Where can I find a list of participating investors and potential partners?

Search participating investors and potential partners on our website, and use the filter to find companies by type.

Registered attendees can also use the Search function within the Partnering system to research the profiles of potential partners and sort by investor type, therapeutic area of interest, and other categories.

Company Presentations

What is a Company Presentation?

Company Presentations at the BIO Investor Forum are 13-minute podium presentations given by senior-level executives. They showcase a company’s pipeline, R&D activities, business objectives, and investment goals.

Why do companies present?

Companies and organizations present at the BIO Investor Forum to get in front of an exclusive audience of public and private equity investors, plus other biotech executives.  Presenters also receive exclusive benefits not available to general attendees, including pre-conference marketing, designation in the One-on-One Partnering System.

Who can present?

The BIO Investor Forum will feature presentations primarily by early and established private companies, as well as some emerging public companies. Those interested in presenting must have a clear R&D focus, with a pipeline involving biotechnology therapeutics, diagnostics, or platform technologies. This can include patient advocacy groups. Service providers will not be considered, but should email our Sponsorship Team to discuss alternative ways to highlight your initiatives with a dedicated team member. For companies looking to participate in the Discovery or Emerging Innovators Tracks, there are additional financial qualifications, explained in more detail below. All applications submitted will be reviewed and appropriate companies will be approved to present.

How can we get a presentation spot at this event?

Submit an application! All companies and organizations who are interested in presenting are encouraged to submit an application here. Your application will be reviewed, and you will be notified shortly on its status. Should your application be accepted, registration and logistical details would then be provided.

What is the deadline to submit an application?

The deadline to submit an application is September 30. However, space is limited, and applications should be submitted as soon as possible.  Once presentation spots are sold out, applications will be wait-listed, and companies will be notified if/when a presentation slot becomes available.

Do I need to be registered for BIF to present?

Yes.  Approved presenters must also be registered for the BIO Investor Forum. For more information on registration pricing, please visit our registration page.

Are there any additional fees associated with presenting?

Yes. Presentation fees are different depending on company type. Please refer to the Company Type chart here.

How long are the presentations?

All presentations are 13 minutes in length.

Who can attend the presentations?

All registered attendees and investors have full access to the company presentations at this event. Please note, there are no day passes or special exceptions made for individuals or companies looking to attend a particular company's presentation.

General Event Information

Is it safe to visit San Francisco?

BIO has invested in additional security measures at the event venue. We encourage you to follow general safety guidelines when visiting any major city. You can find some recommendations here, as well as some additional resources:

  • Personal Safety Guide 
  • Sign up for AlertSF, a text-based notification system for San Francisco's residents and visitors. This service is owned and operated by the City and County of San Francisco, powered by Everbridge, Inc.  
  • San Francisco Police Department Directory 

Does my badge grant me access to the pre-conference event on October 16, BIO Seed-Stage Spotlight on Tech Transfer?

Yes! We do ask that you RSVP for this event as capacity is limited. The RSVP form will be available soon, and will be sent to all registered attendees so you may save your seat at this exciting presentation of seed-stage companies with academic IP ready for investment and industry partners.