Frequently Asked Questions

General Event Questions

This year’s meeting and presentations are being hosted virtually. This is the first year that BARDA Industry Day will be fully online!

This year due to COVID-19 there will only be a virtual BARDA Industry Day meeting.

A virtual event is essentially an event that you can attend from the comfort and convenience of your home, office, or wherever else you can think of, through your personal computer or mobile device. Think of it as attending a webinar but with the ability to engage with the others who are also attending the conference online.

Registration will open in early September. Visit our website and check out the BARDA Industry Day 2020 conference page for more details. We will make announcements via our website, social media, and email alerts as further information becomes available.

Tuesday, October 27th.

All streamed sessions will be shown in Eastern Standard Time

Yes, all individual participants will need to register.

No, BARDA Industry Day is a free conference.

The conference is open to anyone in the public who wishes to attend. The content is mainly geared towards healthcare research professionals and medical countermeasure developers, government agency staff, pharmaceutical professionals, and scientific researchers and academics.

You will receive an instructional email several days prior to the meeting with links and instructions for logging in.

Lightining Talk Questions

The Lightning Talks submission period is now closed. Any applications sent in after the deadline of Friday, August 31 at 11:59 PM will not be considered. We appreciate your interest in participating in BARDA Lightning Talks and hope you will apply again next year.

We plan on choosing twenty, short, six-minute Lightning Talks from among the submissions received.

No. There is no cost associated with participating in Lightning Talks as a presenter, or attending BARDA Industry Day.

Absolutely! Anyone who registers for BID is welcome to attend the Lighting Talks Session as an audience member.

Yes, the breakout sessions and plenary discussions will be available for viewing on our conference website. More details will be posted after the event.

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