Posts Tagged ‘Events’

Meet Us at San Diego Life Science Conferences in 2014!

Meet Us at San Diego Life Science Conferences in 2014!

Every few years we hit the life science conference jackpot in San Diego, and 2014 is a banner year for us. Check out our calendar or the list below to see what events to see us at in late 2013 and 2014, and fill out the form below to schedule a meeting! We’d be happy to give you an in-person consultation on your marketing efforts. Conferences are a great time to schedule an event such as a workshop or happy hour, see our life science event planning service to see how we can work with you. In addition, you can leverage our extensive reach with the 10,000 members of the San Diego Biotechnology Network and get meetings with new clients with our business development services. Society for Neuroscience November 9-13 (2013) Society for Lab Automation & Screening January 18-22 American Association for Cancer Research April 5-9 Experimental Biology April 26-30 Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) June 23-26 Protein Society July 27-30 American Society for Human Genetics October 18-22 Sign up below, we’re looking forward to meeting with you! First Name(required) Last Name(required) Company(required) Email Address(required) At which San Diego conference(s) would you like to meet with us? SfN (2013) SLAS AACR […]

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Why You Should Join The Association Of Commercial Professionals – Life Sciences

Why You Should Join The Association Of Commercial Professionals - Life Sciences

Comprendia’s 5th anniversary is this month (look for a celebration later this year) and it’s very interesting to see the changes that have happened since our founding in 2008. At that time, we sensed a need for a network for life science marketing professionals and started the Biotech Marketing Group on LinkedIn. The group is a great place to get information and to network and we’ve made a lot of great connections there, including the founders of the Association of Commercial Professionals — Life Sciences. The ACP-LS shares our goals to connect and support life science marketing, sales, customer and technical service professionals and we are happy to be contributors to their blog and speaking at their September 2013 conference. They’ve provided our colleagues a special rate on both the conference and membership*, and here are the reasons you should join: Learn. Life science marketers are often well trained in the science behind the products they manage or sell, sometimes leaving less time to learn the fundamentals of the commercial side. ACP-LS provides many opportunities to learn about life science marketing, sales, leadership, and training strategies with an active blog, web resources, the conference, and plans to implement training programs. […]

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#Sciopartners Continued: Conference Connections For Life Science Bloggers And Companies

#Sciopartners Continued: Conference Connections For Life Science Bloggers And Companies

My recent trip to the ScienceOnline conference to make the #Sciopartners presentation was cut short due to travel difficulties and I didn’t get to meet as many of the attendees as I would have liked to. I started thinking about how I’ve made connections with bloggers outside of that meeting in the past, and Tweetups, etc. at other life science conferences have helped a lot. I had an ‘aha’ moment shortly after these neurons fired and realized we could be a conduit for life science bloggers and companies to meet. The fact that communication is moving online makes in person meetings all the more valuable for maintaining relationships. Media shifts bring opportunities for both bloggers and companies to work together to advance scientific research. We created two word clouds for this post’s image based on these two partners’ online content, with the largest words representing the most popular topics. For the word cloud on the left in black, we used content from 4 major life science company websites: Sigma Aldrich, Life Technologies, Bio-Rad, Affymetrix, and New England Biolabs. The right word cloud in white is from Researchblogging and represents the topics written about there. Like any partnership, the two halves […]

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How To Create A Printable, Customized Life Science Events Calendar

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Three Ways To Get Involved With ScienceOnline NOW To Make A Difference In 2013

Since our founding in 2008, we’ve been big proponents of ScienceOnline and one of our major goals is to bridge science bloggers and companies to make the industry more robust. This movement represents a sea change in many areas of science and so the revolution feels more like a glacier melting than a waterfall. With the conference approaching at the end of January next year, there are at least three ways you can get involved to make a difference. Sponsor the ScienceOnline conference. The digital influencers you’re so anxious to engage will be at ScienceOnline in North Carolina or watching the conversations via Twitter, etc. By sponsoring, you’ll be reaching them as well as helping a good cause, as better science communication positively impacts the industry and us all personally. Check out the sponsorship opportunities and email Karyn Traphagen for more information. It would be a great way to spend that extra end of the year budget you have. Local Watch Parties. The ScienceOnline conference in North Carolina is so popular that there’s a long waiting list. Local watch parties are being organized to both fill this void and also to help this movement to flourish with more face to […]

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Who’s Talking About ScienceOnline? Interactive Map Of 1000 #Scio13 Twitterers

View Larger Map We’re a big fan of ScienceOnline, the yearly conference which brings together bloggers, journalists, educators, and anyone interested in the great science that is being done online. With the help of some other enthusiasts in Southern California, we are forming a local chapter and will host some events in conjunction with the San Diego Biotechnology Network (follow @sciosocal for updates). We wanted to find local Twitterers who might be interested in this endeavor, and analyzed around 5300 Tweets from about 1300 people using the hashtag since December of last year (even though the conference does not take place until January 2013, the hashtag is used to continue the conversation year round). We were able to find and map the location of a little over 1000 of the Twitterers, and they are shown in the interactive map (see a little more ‘how to’ information here). View the map on Google to see an alphabetized list as well. Each person Tweeted #scio13 at least once, and since we’re just over 1000 people, the limit for Google Maps, you can download the KML file and view it on Google Earth if you’d like to see the last few (sorry Z’s!). […]

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Four Ways To Attract And Engage Life Scientists For Your Next Event

Four Ways To Attract And Engage Life Scientists For Your Next Event

We’ve been organizing life science events for more than 3 years now and we see the need more than ever to help biotech researchers and professionals network. Creating an engaging event with notoriously shy people isn’t always easy, and we’ve had both missteps and real winning ideas. We’d like to see more successful events being held and see a real opportunity for organizations and companies to get involved. Here are four ways we’ve found to get scientists to attend, engage, and get more out of events, which benefits all involved. Speed Networking. If you’ve done speed dating, you’ll get this easily. Check out our post on the San Diego Biotechnology Network site for all the details, and here is the rundown. Arrange tables in a “U” shape and place chairs matched across the table on the inside and outside. Have everyone take a seat and make sure all have partners, then give them 4 minutes to talk. Prep them by telling them to bring lots of business cards and to craft a 30 second ‘elevator speech’ to describe who they are and what they’re looking for. Bring a timer and use a microphone to announce the 4 minute warning–you’ll get […]

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2012 Life Science Marketing Planning Guide: Events, Media Kits & Contacts

2012 Life Science Marketing Planning Guide: Events, Media Kits & Contacts

It’s time to start life science marketing planning for the next year, and we’d like to help you get the most out of your budget with this guide. We’ll assume that the Mayans are wrong and that the world won’t end, at least not before Q4. We’ve updated our life science event planning calendar which has 2012 conference and relevant due dates to help you get abstracts and other items in on time, especially if you add the google calendar to yours so you’ll get reminders. In addition, we’ve added the official Twitter hashtag for each event (where available) so you can track them (see our guide to life science hashtags to learn more). Life Science Event Listings Comprendia Life Science Events: Comprendia or Google http://bit.ly/lifescievents Allconferences.com (Biotech) Nature Events Page Macdougall Biomedical Communications 2011-2012 Conference Calendar Fierce Biotech Events Biocompare Life Science Events Cell Press (+mini social network) Drug Discovery News Events Calendar Lab Roots Events Page (social network) BIOCOM Events Calendar Below is our list of life science media kits and editorial calendars. Marketers use them to plan their tactical schedules, see our life science marketing plan series for more details. We’d hoped to find more of the […]

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Everything You Need For 2011 Life Science Planning

Are you a life scientist or marketer planning for 2011? Below, we list resources for you, including a Google calendar which you can add to yours with reminders for major conferences and their due dates for abstracts, etc. We’ve also included editorial calendars and media kits for traditional publications. We’d also like to help marketers learn how to support ‘2.0’ publications like blogs and wikis, and we’re working on that, stay tuned! Life Science Conferences Comprendia Life Science Events: Comprendia or Google http://bit.ly/lifescievents Allconferences.com (Biotech) MacDougal Biomedical Communications Calendar (PDF) Genetic Engineering News Calendar Biocompare Cell Press (+mini social network) Here is our list of life science media kits and editorial calendars. Marketers use them to plan their tactical schedules. Life Science Media Kits, Editorial Calendars & Contacts Journal/Media Media Kit/Editorial Calendar Contact Nature Media Kits Sales The Scientist 2011 Media Kit & Editorial Calendar Sales Genetic Engineering News 2011 Editorial Calendar, 2011 Media Kit (PDF) (See last page of Media Kit) C&EN Uber Media Schedule/Editorial Calendar Page Sales Biocompare Advertising Opportunities (Same) Elsevier/Cell Press 2010 Media Kit Sales Science 2011 Media Kit and Editorial Calendar Sales To share this post easily cut and paste: Everything You Need For 2011 […]

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Why Face to Face Matters Now More Than Ever

We recently did speed networking at a San Diego Biotechnology Network (SDBN) event , and many of the scientists were pleased with the number of connections they made, and asked when we would do it again. This made me stop and think about the importance of face to face (f2f) interactions, and why they are more important than ever these days. The fact that we can connect online now in more ways than ever is powerful, but it makes face to face interactions and events more important in many ways, and we’ve outlined a few below. The Personal Touch. At all of our SDBN events, I make a point of verbally inviting everyone I meet to connect with me on LinkedIn. Yes, this benefits me, but it also helps younger scientists feel less shy about reaching out to me online. Seeing that I’m a real person, who wants to help them, is important, and is much more successful than inviting someone I’ve never met via email. The fact that we all get so many electronic messages a day has made us understandably suspicious. Think about it, probably 99.99% of human interaction, over history, has been f2f, and we’re ‘wired’ for […]

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