West Coast Conference Recap


Our West Coast Conference was held February 21-22, 2018 in Laguna, California.

The 6th Annual Diversity Alliance for Science West Coast Conference was a great success, thanks to the participation of more than 180 attendees including small/diverse suppliers, life science corporations, speakers, and staff.

Highlights included:

  • Mentorship information session and interviews
  • Inspirational and keynote speakers
  • Supplier spotlight (with 2017 Supplier of the Year)
  • Q&A with the Board of Directors
  • Speed Dating (networking activity)
  • Community outreach project
  • Evening networking reception
  • Preview of the new membership portal
  • Workshop: The Relationship Game
  • Supplier-to-Supplier networking roundtables
  • Expo

…all in a beautiful coastal location!

View photo highlights from the conference in our Photo Gallery.  All 2018 West Coast Conference photos can be viewed here (password: laguna) courtesy of Mike Tabolsky Photography.

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

Our next West Coast Conference will be held in February 2019 in Southern California! 

Watch this page for updates in late 2018.