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2012 SoCalBio Workforce Summit

Southern California Biomedical Council

Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

2012 SoCalBio Workforce Summit

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Service Provider 13 Tickets Ended $250.00 $14.74
Biotech/Biomed Executive 7 Tickets Ended $200.00 $11.99
Educator/Gov/Non-profit 11 Tickets Ended $150.00 $9.24
Job Seeker (Only those who sent resumes to SoCalBio) 4 Tickets Ended Free $0.00
Speaker 4 Tickets Ended Free $0.00

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This SoCalBio Workforce Summit provides an opportunity to enhance the partnerships among bioscience industry executives, workforce development professionals, educators, and other state & local partners to help Southern California bioscience companies address their workforce issues and remain competitive.

This year and in partnership with Southern California workforce investment boards, most notably the Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board, SoCalBio is taking a proactive approach in solving the recruitment, development and retention issues that local companies face.

Through creating partnerships, SoCalBio demonstrates its commitment to Southern California workers by ensuring that jobs paying good wages and providing benefits are available now and in the future. This Summit will be an opportunity to examine and expand those partnerships.

Thanks to our Sponsors

    • LA/Orange County Biotechnology Center
    • California Community Colleges, Southern California Biotechnology Center Hub

Conference Chairs:


Marvin Garrett, VP,

Regulatory and Quality,

Ista Pharmaceuticals

William Pratt

Director of Creative

Design, Kinamed

Willie Zuniga

President & CEO

Grifols Biologicals 

Draft Agenda

7:30 am

 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 am

Introductions and Welcoming Remarks

  • Ahmed Enany, President & CEO, SoCalBio

Setting the Stage:

Revisiting the Link Between “Competitiveness,” “Learning” and “Doing”

8:20 am

Why Manufacturing Matters in California and What Should We Do About It?

  • Bruce Stenslie, President & CEO, EDC-VC

8:35 am

The Impending Talent Gap: A View from the Trenches

  • Bill Pratt, VP & Director of Creative Design, Kinamed

8:45 am

Exciting Job Seekers about Bioscience Careers: It Has to Start Early

  • Steve Borowski, Principal Talent Acquisition Specialist, Boston Scientific Neuromodulation

9:00 am

Coffee Break

Partnerships for innovation

Anatomy of Outstanding California Bio-manufacturing Training Programs:  Best Practices and Recipes of Success

9:10 am


Solano College's Biomanufacturing Training Initiative


  • James DeKloe, PhD, Director, Industrial Biotechnology Program, Solano College
  • Genentech


9:30 am

Moorpark College's Bioprocessing Technician Training Program

  • Subash Karkare, PhD, Professor, Moorpark College
  • Amgen


9:50 am

College of the Canyon's Micro Assembly Training Program

  • John Milburn, Director, Employee Training Institute – ETI, College of the Canyons
  • Boston Scientific Neuromodulation

10:10 am

Saddleback College/UCI’s Program for Additive Manufacturing Training

  • Edward C. Tackett, Director, RapidTech, the National Center for Rapid Technologies

10:30 am

Coffee Break

In Search of Biomanufacturing Training  Standards

10:40 am

Do Standards Matter? What is Being Done Nationally and Locally to Create Biomanufacturing Training Standards?

  • Steve Dahms, PhD, VP, Industry, University & Government Relations, SoCalBio
  • LA Valley College
  • LA Trade Tech

SoCalBio Tools for Linking Job Seekers with Potential Career Opportunities

11:30 am

It Starts by Landing the Perfect Internships

  • Coleman Lavery, Marketing Strategist, Internships.com 

Next Steps and Concluding Remarks

11:50 am

  • Ahmed Enany. President & CEO, SoCalBio

12:00 Noon

Meeting Adjourns

Have questions about 2012 SoCalBio Workforce Summit? Contact Southern California Biomedical Council
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When & Where

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
350 S. Bixel Street
Los Angeles, 90017

Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

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Southern California Biomedical Council

The Southern California Biomedical Council is a nonprofit, member-supported trade association that supports and promotes life-science research, development, manufacturing, job creation and overall economic growth in the six counties that comprise the Greater Los Angeles region (Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Riverside and San Bernardino). The Council’s programs help local firms gain access to capital, potential partners and business support services. SoCalBio also promotes technology transfer and workforce training, while informing policy makers and the public at-large about the benefits of the region’s life-science industry.  SoCalBio is open to membership by firms and organizations engaged in life-science technology development and commercialization. More information is available at http://www.socalbio.org
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2012 SoCalBio Workforce Summit
Los Angeles Events Conference
Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio) 444 South Flower Street, 34th Fl., Los Angeles, CA 90071 -- Phone: 213-236-4890 -- Fax: 213-403-7688 -- Email: scbc@socalbio.org -- Web: www.socalbio.org

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