Wisconsin Biohealth Summit

Learn more about the largest biohealth event in Wisconsin

About the BioForward Wisconsin Biohealth Summit:

The Wisconsin Biohealth Summit is an annual event hosted by BioForward Wisconsin, the largest member consortium for the biohealth industry in Wisconsin. Each year, attendees gather to learn about industry trends, connect with fellow leaders, and explore business development and collaboration opportunities. The event features keynote sessions, panels, the Wisconsin Biohealth Awards presentation, and an exclusive networking reception. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can anyone attend the Wisconsin Biohealth Summit?

Yes, the Summit is for everyone and includes sessions appropriate for all levels of education and job titles.

If you are a high school or university student, we offer free passes to up to 150 student attendees. Please check “student” in the registration process.

How will attending the Wisconsin Biohealth Summit impact my employees/attendees?

Attending the Summit will leave your employees energized about the work of the industry and with a renewed sense of commitment to your company’s mission. In addition, many employees go back to their organizations with new ideas and information, connections to industry partners, and opportunities for collaboration and growth.

How do I make sure I am sending the right employees to the Wisconsin Biohealth Summit:

We think EVERY KIND of employee is the right kind of employee to send to the Summit.  Regardless of role or tenure, all employees will leave the Summit energized, make some new connections, and experience a sense of engagement that will have them excited about coming back to work. 

Is there a limit to the number of attendees that can attend from a company?
What kind of network and resources will I be exposed to as an attendee of the event?

Attendees of the Summit come from a wide range of backgrounds and industry sectors. There will be multiple opportunities to network with them all in both informal capacities between sessions and at the exclusive reception and career fair at the end of the event. The primary resource that comes out of the event is knowledge to take back to your organization via the sessions.

What is required of me as an attendee of the event?

A ticket and a hungry mind! All the sessions have an opportunity for Q&A, so be prepared with your questions. Also, don’t forget to bring your business cards to leave your contact information with new connections or bring a resume/CV if you are interested in participating in the career fair. The Summit tends to be a fun and casual event, but we suggest you dress business casual to serve as a good representative of your organization.

How do I decide which sessions to attend?

There are no wrong sessions to attend. Generally, we suggest that you follow what interests you. If your organization is sending you for professional development, attend the most relevant sessions to your job title.

How much does it cost to attend? Are there any discounts?

Ticket prices vary according to your relationship with BioForward and the number of tickets you purchase. Tickets are $150 for members of BioForward and $250 for non-members. If your organization is a member, you are a member. See the membership directory here.

We also offer an additional discount for bulk tickets and for sponsors. If you purchase 10+ tickets or are a sponsor wanting to buy additional tickets (over the complimentary tickets given according to your sponsorship type) the price is $115 per ticket.

We are happy to work with organizations on invoicing, and group registrations. Please email us for more information.

Sponsor organizations receive some complimentary registrations, so make sure to check if your company is a sponsor and if they are, check with your company’s operations or human resources.

What is included with my ticket price?
What happens if I need to cancel?

You are welcome to cancel if you need to. However, our policy is currently up to 10 days before the event, so for a full refund, you will need to cancel by October 2. You can make your request for a refund by emailing us directly. We only make refunds to the original payment method.

You can also transfer your ticket to another employee within your organization. Just let us know via email.

Who will be speaking at the Summit?

Each year we work hard to ensure that we have a diverse speaker roster with speakers of different colors, backgrounds, and genders, and this year is no different. Please view all of our speakers on the event schedule and click on their names to view full bios.

Learn more about the 2022 Wisconsin Biohealth Summit.