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Now Accepting Applications for BARDA Industry Day Lightning Talks

BARDA Industry Day 2020 Lightning Talks

UPDATE:  The Lightning Talks Application period is now closed; however, stay tuned as we announce those groups selected to present.  BARDA will notify those that have been accepted for Lightning Talks mid-September.  Learn more about the conference by visiting the Conference Website

BARDA is pleased to continue our featured Lightning Talks during BARDA Industry Day 2020! This year’s BID theme is “Responding Together, Preparing for Tomorrow,” and the agenda highlights the many ways we collaborate with our stakeholders to continually enhance our medical countermeasure capabilities and efficiencies. Lightning Talks are for pharmaceutical companies, biotech, and other industry innovators to continuously foster those critical connections, which is especially important in this year’s new virtual meeting format!

BARDA initiated Lightning Talks in BID 2018, and they were highly successful out of nearly 100 applicants, nine companies were chosen to give a quick-fire style product pitch. In 2019, the popularity of the talks resulted in us hosting two Lightning Talk sessions, and 20 companies were selected to present. Those chosen were able to present to hundreds of influential industry experts with great networking, collaboration, and exposure potential! In 2020, we are going virtual so we are anticipating an even bigger audience of industry partners and stakeholder viewers!

Participants will have 6 minutes to impress a virtual audience of industry and government experts, who are eager to learn about the most recent innovations in medical countermeasures and advances in health security. All Lightning Talk presentations at BID 2020 will be pre-recorded. Additional instructions on pre-recordings will be provided to the chosen Lightning Talk presenters. The pre-recordings will be played during the virtual Lightning Talks session at BID 2020.

Have you developed a treatment, product, or innovative process you want to share? Fill out the form to describe your proposed session (up to 500 words with an optional 1 slide), and if selected, you will contacted to present at BID 2020! Applications must be received by 11:59 PM Eastern Monday, August, 31, 2020. Applications received after this deadline will not be accepted.

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