Life Sciences Workforce Conference

MassBioEd’s 2024 Life Sciences Workforce Conference

June 11, 2024 | 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Boston University | George Sherman Union

Navigating Expansion and Contraction
Building a strong and diverse life sciences workforce for the long game

The annual Life Science Workforce Conference convenes representatives from the life sciences industry, academic institutions, training providers, and community leaders to collaborate in addressing fundamental questions:

What resources can be mobilized to secure a resilient job market and promote workforce diversity for the long term? 
How can we come together as a life sciences community to examine and discuss the intricacies and shifts of a fluid labor market?
How does the perspective on the 2024 landscape differ from the previous years?

The requirements of the life sciences job market are consistently expanding, and there is a sustained demand for a robust workforce. Despite ongoing shifts in the industry’s landscape, the life sciences sector will persist as a prominent employer and a key economic driver in Massachusetts. The 2024 MassBioEd Life Science Workforce conference brings the life sciences community together to explore the issues and strategies in building a strong life sciences workforce. 

Conference Highlights

  • Hear from the CEOs: Yvonne Greenstreet, CEO of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and Julie Kim, President of the U.S. Business Unit, U.S. country head and member of Takeda’s Executive Team. Building a Strong and Diverse Life Sciences Workforce while Navigating Expansion and Contraction in the Sector.
  • Introducing the 2024 Massachusetts Employment Outlook
  • Badging and Microcredentialing: Tools to Support Skill-Based Hiring
  • Preparing Students for the Ever-changing Workforce: Building a Co-op Program as a Bridge between Education and Industry  
  • DEI: The State of Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Diversity in Life Sciences
  • Industry/Educator Advising Session (by invite only)
  • Assessing Your System for Equity: Practical Ways to Identify and Evaluate your Systems for Equitable Outcomes

Join your colleagues for a day of immersive brainstorming, networking, engaging keynote presentations by industry leaders, change-making panels and more. Register here.

More Information to come