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7th Annual Diversity Alliance for Science West Coast Conference

February 20, 2019 - February 21, 2019



The annual event will take place February 20-21, 2019 in Laguna Beach, CA!

Dress: Business Casual

Remember to bring sunglasses, sun hat, sweater/warm jacket and flat comfortable walking shoes if you are going on the Boat! Several sessions will be outdoors and attendees are advised to be comfortable.

This two day event is held in Southern California, and features pharmaceutical executives, CEOs of diverse scientific and clinical enterprises, and other great guest speakers. The 2019 7th Annual conference will limit participation to 200 attendees to facilitate 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 6 years have been a terrific opportunity to foster effective, mutually beneficial partnerships between diverse suppliers and large pharmaceutical companies and this year it is anticipated to succeed and grow even more.


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  members.

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 * NEW in 2018* Supplier Expo opportunity (Only at West Coast Event).

Fabulous evening networking & cocktail 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!

The Annual West Coast Conferences are always a sold out successful event! Thanks to the participation of approximately 180 attendees that include small/diverse suppliers, and life science corporations.

Highlights of this event include:

Members Only Afternoon Session

Mentorship Program Information Session & Speed Dating


Inspirational Keynote Speaker & exciting Pharma Guest Speakers

Supplier Spotlight (with 2018 Supplier of the Year – Saviance!)

Q&A with the Board of Directors

Round table Speed Dating Session (networking activity)

Community Outreach Project

Evening Networking Reception

Workshop: “Innovations that Change the World”

Supplier EXPO! – ONLY at our West Event

Corporate Expo Afternoon – meet all the Corporations under one roof!

All in a beautiful coastal location!


February 20, 2019
February 21, 2019


Laguna Beach, CA United States + Google Map