SMDP Biotech 2018 - Attendee Info

Orientation calls
Scholars and Mentors, you will attend 45-minute orientation calls to be held on the following dates:

Scholars May 25 at 2pm Eastern
Mentors May 25 at 3pm Eastern

To join the call, dial 712.775.7100 pin 1071934# 

What you should do now
As soon as possible, send these items to:

  1. A good quality digital color photograph of you
    (jpg format, your head and shoulders only, with a plain background behind you).

  2. A two-paragraph professional biography written in 3rd person 

Make your own arrangements for travel. Plan to arrive in San Diego by mid afternoon on Saturday, June 17th.
Scholars: Plan to depart from San Diego late in the day on Wednesday, June 21st. You'll be attending the BIO International Convention that day.

Mentors: Plan to depart after the SMDP Biotech Training Session ends on Monday, June 19th. Optionally you can attend the BIO International Convention June 19-22. Please notify us if you plan to attend BIO, or if you have any questions about travel. Contact Dustie by email: 

Addresses Where to go:
Host Hotel Springhill Suites San Diego, 900 Bayfront Court, San Diego CA 92101
Scholars a shared room has been reserved for you 
Mentors you will arrange your own accommodation

Reception Saturday, June 17th at Museum of Contemporary Art, 1100 Kettner Blvd, San Diego CA 92101
The reception begins at 6pm. Scholars & Mentors, you’re already on the guest list and do not need to rsvp.

Casual Dinner Sunday, June 18th at Kansas City BBQ, 600 W Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
The dinner begins at 5:30pm. Scholars & Mentors, you’re on the guest list.

SMPD Biotech Training Sessions hosted by Janssen at 3210 Merryfield Row, San Deigo CA 92121
Scholars, you will attend the training sessions with your Mentors

2017 BIO International Convention will be held at the San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego CA 92101


Schedule at a Glance

SMDP Scholars & Mentors hotel Check-in
on Saturday, June 17th

Saturday, June 17th:

6-9pm Reception at Museum of Conteporary Art  
Celebrating Mentoring & Diversity in Biotech 
(by invitation only)

Sunday, June 18th

7am Scholars breakfast at Host Hotel

7:30am Scholars shuttle bus departs from hotel

8:15-5:30pm SMDP Biotech Training Session  at 

5:30-8:30pm Informal Dinner at Kansas City BBQ

Monday, June 19thJanssen 

7am Scholars breakfast at Host Hotel

7:30am Scholars shuttle bus departs from hotel

8:15-11:30am SMDP Biotech Training Session at 

11:45am Lunch

1pm Site Tour + Mentor Debrief

2pm Departure to 2017 BIO International Convention

6-8pm BIO Welcome Reception at Petco Park

Tuesday, June 20thSan Diego Convention Center 

7:30am-5pm BIO International Convention

5pm-6:30pm BIO Exibitor Receptions

Open Night - Networking events around San Diego

Wednesday, June 21st
San Diego Convention Center 

BIO International Convention

How to dress and what to bring
Business attire with comfortable shoes. Scholars, bring 100 business cards and 10 copies of your Resume. Mentors, we encourage you to bring plenty of business cards as well.

Have a question?
Contact Elisabeth Freeman at:
or call us at 951 599-4956.



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