2021 West Coast Conference Information


  • Our 2021 Annual West Coast Conference will take place Sept. 13-16. 
  • The event will be Hybrid. (Some sessions of the event will not be virtual but all speakers and workshops will be available)
  • In-person tickets will sell fast – we are limited to 180 seats. 
  • Priority registration will be given to our event sponsors then Members.
  • September 13 will be Members Only day. You must be a current Member to attend all activities/sessions.
  • Hotel location –Laguna Cliffs Marriott Hotel – Laguna, CA
  • Online Registration Only – we will not be able to offer onsite registration due to updated health and safety protocols.
  • All registrations and attendee names must be confirmed 30 days prior to event. Due to the safety protocols we are adhered to follow – we will not be able to accept name badge changes after August 15. No onsite name badge changes will be permitted.
  • Firm cut-off date for Registration is August 13.
  • All attendees will be required to have been fully vaccinated and must show their vaccination card onsite upon badge retrieval
  • No International Travel  2 weeks prior to our event. If International Travel has taken place within one month leading up to the event, attendee will be requested to show a negative Covid-19 test result.
  • Safety Guidelines will be strictly adhered to for the safety of all event attendees, staff and hotel staff.
  • All attendees will be pre-screened each morning of the event and provided a new wrist band for each day after pre-screened.
  • Mask requirements and social distance will be followed according to the CDC and State Guidelines at that current time.
  • Many sessions will take place outdoors.
  • Matchmaking will be included at this event (in-person and virtually)
  • Tickets are non-refundable once purchased. 
  • We are very active on our Social Media sites with conference updates – stay connected with us.

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES and Event Tickets Sell Out Extremely Fast for our West event! More Information coming in June, 2021. Stay Connected with us. Join our Mailing List. 


This event is held in Southern California, and features pharmaceutical executives, CEOs of diverse scientific and clinical enterprises, and other outstanding guest speakers. Our 2021 9th Annual conference will limit participation to 200 attendees to facilitate social distance, networking and relationship building and to enable smaller diverse companies to have a higher profile, greater success with meeting with key stakeholders and better return on their investment.

The conferences in the past 8 years have been a terrific opportunity to foster effective, mutually beneficial partnerships between diverse suppliers and large pharmaceutical companies and we anticipate our success to grow even more in 2021. 


  • A conference where networking is done in a non-traditional and effective way!
  • A venue where diverse life science vendors can meet with big pharma’s stakeholders in an intimate venue
  • “Movers & Shakers” in healthcare and clinical research attend in one place
  • Network with proven diverse suppliers and buyers in the life sciences industry
  • Collaborate & meet with industry thought leaders and mentors
  • “Mentorship Speed Dating” for our members applying for the Mentorship program
  • Relevant learning opportunities to grow your business
  • Rally with supplier diversity representatives & more
  • This event is known for perfect networking & developing relationship opportunities
  • Workshop & guest speakers that cover topics specifically dedicated to life sciences
  • Supplier to supplier round tables with pharmaceutical & healthcare corporations
  • Intimate & effective EXPO and * SUPPLIER SHOWCASE Opportunity* (Only at West Coast Event)
  • Fabulous evening networking & dinner reception


Don’t miss YOUR opportunity to:

  • Speak directly to high-level life sciences corporation executives
  • Meet with life science thought leaders and mentors
  • Gain relevant learning opportunities to grow your business
  • Network with proven diverse suppliers and buyers in the life sciences industry
  • Rally with supplier diversity representatives and more!

Our Annual West Coast Conferences are always a sold out successful event!  Thanks to the participation of approximately 250 attendees that include small/diverse suppliers, and life science corporations.

Highlights of this event include:

  • Members Only Day – outdoor networking activities
  • Mentorship Program Information Session & Speed Dating Interviews
  • Inspirational Keynote Speaker & exciting Pharma Guest Speakers
  • Supplier Spotlight (2020 Supplier of the Year)
  • Round Table Speed Dating Session (networking session)
  • Community Outreach Project
  • Evening Networking Reception
  • Educational Workshops
  • Supplier Showcase! – ONLY at our West Event – Limited to 12 companies
  • Corporate Expo Afternoon – meet all the Corporations under one roof!

…all in a beautiful coastal location!


Two attendees share their perspectives about the conference in our blog.