President’s Letter – April 2019

Hello Members, Colleagues, and Supporters,

Connect. Collaborate. Change kicked-off in high gear at our annual West Coast event in February. Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our 7th Annual West Coast conference. We couldn’t be happier with the survey results that revealed a 95% satisfaction rate with the overall conference experience and 88% return rate to West Coast conferences. These results prove that we are on the right track and we regard all feedback provided to us as extremely valuable.

DA4S Branding University – Our membership team have worked hard to bring our members a series of Branding University Programs in 2019, kicking off with our April 10th Webinar presented by Jayne Agency discussing Brand Strategy. This webinar will carry over to the next step of an in-depth two hour workshop on Tuesday, June 4th at our East Coast event. This is a “brand” series you don’t want to miss.

Today, we are in the process of preparing for our East Coast Conference, to be held June 4-6, 2019 in Newark, NJ. We are excited to be at a new hotel this year! Make sure you book your hotel room as soon as possible, as we sell out fast with our room block, Book Here! You may also want to take advantage of our Early Bird Registration and register before April 10, Register Here!

Our event will include 1:1 matchmaking sessions, speakers, workshops, speed dating, expo, and our annual awards program. To apply for the 1:1 matchmaking session you must be registered prior to May 1, 2019! Our Awards Program recognizes corporations and individuals who are supporting diversity in the life science industries. I encourage you to review the award categories and nominate a company or colleague who deserves recognition. Award winners will be announced at our Conference in June. Award Nominating period closes April 15th, NOMINATE HERE!

Please remember to visit our website, regularly for valuable insights and resources throughout the year. As always, our organization continues striving towards developing new avenues for members to make meaningful connections that will continue to drive innovation and growth.

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming East Coast Conference, as we continue to Connect. Collaborate. Change!