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Chicago Life Sciences Update

How To Capitalize On A Growing Industry

Digital Summit Ended On: Thursday May 20 2021

HOW TO JOIN THE DIGITAL SUMMIT

Head to https://www.accelevents.com/e/6823ChiLifeSciences, 30 minutes prior to the summit at 9:30AM CT, the lobby opens and an "Enter Event" button will appear. Click the "Enter Event" button and then enter the email address you used when registering for your ticket. Next click "Forgot password?" followed by "Reset My Password". You will then be sent a 6 digit code that will allow you to set a password for your Accelevents account. Once your password is set, you will automatically enter the event and will stay logged into the platform. We suggest joining on a laptop or desktop using the latest version of Chrome for the best experience. If you have any questions, email digitalsummits@bisnow.com

Digital Summit Speakers and Panels

Real Estate to Support a growing Life Sciences Sector

Karoline Eigel

Karoline Eigel

Senior Vice President, MBRE
John Flavin

John Flavin

Founder & CEO, Portal Innovations

Innovation and Partnerships to support a growing Ecosystem

Christine Karslake

Christine Karslake

Managing Director, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at University of Chicago
Alicia Loffler

Alicia Loffler

Executive Director, Innovation & New Ventures, Northwestern University
Michael Fassnacht

Michael Fassnacht

President & CEO, World Business Chicago

Facility Types & The Future Of Architecture & Design

Thomas McElroy

Thomas McElroy

Principal & CEO, Level-1 Global Solutions
John Murphy

John Murphy

CEO, Murphy Real Estate Services
Graham Grady
Moderator

Graham Grady

Partner, Taft

Why This Matters

What You'll Learn:

  • In a recent report from JLL, Chicago ranked No. 13 on the list of American life sciences hubs. How can Chicago climb that list? 
  • Three separate multi-billion-dollar developments plan to incorporate life sciences. Will there be a race for tenants between these new developments? 
  • The office market is currently in flux. Could life sciences help fill vacancies in the office market?
  • How feasible is it to turn existing office products into life sciences buildings and is it worth the cost?

 

Who You'll Meet: Developers, investors, manufacturers, life sciences tenants, engineers, architects, city officials, and brokers.

 

How You'll Do More Business: Chicago may be struggling a little more than your average urban center from the pandemic. With a nasty winter, many residents and companies are waiting for warmer days before they come back to the windy city. Many are looking for a silver bullet to help bring Chicago back and life sciences may be just that. An affordable city with incredible universities, the fundamentals for Chicago to become a life sciences hub are there.

 

What Your Ticket Gets You: Digital summit tickets include two panels of content and access to three virtual networking opportunities including direct messaging with other attendees, the ability to request and host video meetings and three-minute video-enabled speed networking to make deals happen. Unable to attend live? Don’t worry, you will be able to access recordings of all panels for 30 days after the summit!

Agenda

Time Activity
10:00 AM
10:30 AM
Pre-Event Networking
10:30 AM
11:15 AM
Real Estate to Support a growing Life Sciences Sector
As demand for life science lab space increases, Chicago’s real estate industry must first learn to understand the industry in order to meet the demand. With multiple billion-dollar developments underway that include life sciences there is lots of opportunity for the real estate community.
11:20 AM
12:10 PM
Innovation and Partnerships to support a growing Ecosystem
Chicago has the ability to become a life science hub with the infrastructure and amazing academic institutions already there. That being said, it is not the only city vying to become the next hub and it will take partnerships with the city and local businesses to come out on top.
12:10 PM
1:00 PM
The Ins & Outs of Creating Life Science Facilities
1:00 PM
1:45 PM
Post-Event Networking