Past Event – Annual Member Meeting

Event Summary:

BioForward and our members experienced a year of growth, achievement, and exciting development. BioForward hosted 250 members at our members-only Annual Member Meeting luncheon featuring member-to-member networking, a review of our past year’s activities and upcoming national initiatives, and a keynote presentation from one of Wisconsin’s own: GE Healthcare. Read our event recap blog here! 

Learn more about our donation of scholarship’s to BTCI’s Camp Biotech program with proceeds from the event! 

Presenting Sponsor:


Edgewater Hotel

Madison, WI


April 26, 2018

Meet the Keynote:

Jay Hill, COO of Imaging, GE Healthcare

There’s more to GE Healthcare than medical imaging. In Wisconsin alone, GE Healthcare employs approximately 6,000 people, contributes 30,000 volunteer hours in local communities each year, and is consistently voted as a top place to work. Hear from Jay Hill, COO of Imaging at GE Healthcare, on their ongoing partnerships in Wisconsin, how they’re giving back to our community, investments in biohealth companies and universities in the state, and their vision for the future of healthcare technology.


11:00 am – 11:30 am: Arrive and Network

11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Welcome and BioForward Annual Review

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm: Enjoy Lunch and Network

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm: Keynote Presentation – GE Healthcare

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm: Networking


Supporting Wisconsin STEM Education: 10% of All Registration Fees Donated to BTCI and Engaging Girls in STEM.

Educating the next generation of scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and biohealth leaders is essential to Wisconsin’s biohealth community. BioForward is excited to announce that 10% of all registration fees for this year’s annual meeting will be donated to two local STEM organizations to provide scholarships, funding for programs, and cover transportation costs for students. Help us reach our goal by attending this year’s Annual Member Meeting!

BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute – Madison:

In partnership with many other community organizations, the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute (BTC Institute) provides educational opportunities that support scientific understanding, contributing to the continued success of the biotechnology industry. Focusing on the life sciences, programs are designed for a wide range of learners – from upper elementary school students to scientists in academia and industry, as well as the general public. Engaged participation is emphasized and many activities are laboratory-based. Learn more here.

Engaging Girls in STEM – Milwaukee: 

The EgGS Initiative provides resources and experiences for girls to be better prepared for a STEM career. Students have opportunities to learn from and be inspired by women who are successfully navigating careers as STEM professionals. Programs offer students insights, knowledge and strategies to more confidently pursue their own STEM academic and professional career. Learn more here.