Jan 28 2021


12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

BPD “BioGrow: Training and Education Across North Carolina”​ Symposium

Why attend? To learn more about a career in biopharma manufacturing and the outstanding education and training opportunities in North Carolina

Who should attend? People of all ages, experience, and educational levels, including community college students, university students, and professionals looking for opportunities to begin or advance their career in biopharmaceutical manufacturing in North Carolina.

We will host breakout rooms after each session to allow attendees to get more information from our invited experts.


More information about the event and participants can be found HERE


12:30pm-1:30pm: Training Opportunities Spotlight

Participating Training Institutions: NC State’s Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC), NC Central’s Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Training Enterprise (BRITE), Campbell UniversityNC BioNetworkAlamance Community CollegeDurham Tech Community CollegeForsyth Tech Community CollegeWake Tech Community College

1:30-2:00pm: Breakout rooms with training institution participants

2:00pm-3:00pm: Panel 2: Training Success Stories

Moderator: John Balchunas, BTEC, NIIMBL

Student Panelists:

Justin Campbell – Forsyth Tech Community College

Phoebe Lee – BTEC at NC State

Scott Huldgren – Campbell University

Willie Dupree – NC BioNetwork

3:00-3:30pm: Breakout rooms with Panel 2

3:30pm-4:30pm: Panel 3: Industry Opportunities

Moderator: Brenda Summers, NCBIO

HR/Site Lead Panelists:

Wade Smedley – Merck

Daniel VonDielingen – Lilly

Drew Duncan – Biogen

Kimberly Sharman – FUJIFILM Diosynth

4:30pm-5:00pm: Breakout rooms with Panel 3

Event Host: Biomanufacturing and Process Development

Date: Thursday, January 28th, 12:30pm-5pm

Ticket Prices: This is a free virtual event, registration is required to receive the meeting link.