Student Discovery Zone


Student Researchers  - Get Connected to Industry

 on March 29, 2017 at the AZBio Expo!

Click Here To Submit Your Poster Application 

Submissions are due by March 1, 2017.




Student Poster Information:

 EXPO LOCATION: Kachina Ballroom

Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes

2000 W. Westcourt Way

Tempe, AZ, 85282


The details of your showcase space is outlined as follows:

  • (1) Poster board space
  • (1) Full expo registration


Please arrive at 8:00 am to pick up your name badge and program material at the Expo registration desk located outside of the Kachina Ballroom. Charlie Trevino will be your point-of-contact day of the event. If you have any questions, please reach out to her at or call her directly at 480-779-8101.

SET UP/TEAR DOWN: (subject to change)

Set-Up: Wednesday, March 29th - 8:00 a.m.

Tear-Down: Wednesday, March 29th - 4:30 p.m.

**Be sure you bring adhesive if you do not wish to use the pins provided.  
**Note: The recommended poster size is 36 x 48 inches; if your poster is larger than this please notify Charlie directly at
**Tear-down MUST BE COMPLETE by 6:00 p.m.


Wednesday, March 29th - Exhibit opens - 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


March 28:

1:10 p.m. Game Time - Tempe Diablo Stadium 2200 W. Alameda Dr. Tempe, AZ, 85282 (directly South of the Buttes Marriott - Expo location)

**Pick up your baseball tickets at the Tempe Diablo Stadium Grand Stair Case entrance. AZBio will have a table set up to give attendees their tickets into the game.
**Business Casual dress
Click Here for Stadium Map

5:00 p.m. VIP Reception - Buttes Marriott - Market Cafe 

**Note these activities are included in registration if you already indicated you would be attending upon your registering. Please confirm with Charlie that you have registered for the game and VIP reception at 
** Business Casual dress

March 29th: Kachina Ballroom

8:45 a.m. Registration Opens
9:00 a.m. Student Discovery Zone @ The Expo
10:00 a.m. Opening Plenary Session
Opening Keynote: Dan Munro, Author of Casino Healthcare
Healthcare Challenges and Opportunities (panel)
11:30 a.m. Expo Break
12:00 p.m. Lunch and Keynote
Keynote: Anna D. Barker, P.H.D.
1:00 p.m. Expo Break
1:30 p.m. Afternoon Plenary Sessions
Healthcare from the Patient Perspective (panel)
Innovator Rapid Fires: Arizona Innovators Present How They Are Changing the Game
Getting Innovation to the Finish Line: Regulatory Perspective in the era of 21st Century Cures (panel)
Cont. Innovator Rapid Fires: Arizona Innovators Present How They Are Changing the Game
4:00 p.m. Philanthropy, Partnerships and Investment - a discussion on partnering opportunities that deliver life saving and life changing innovations to patients.
4:30 p.m. Closing Cocktail Reception


  • Please plan accordingly for rush hour traffic when driving to the Expo.
  • Traffic on the I-10 East in the morning can get congested. Self Parking - Free Buttes Parking Map.JPG 


You will be showcasing your poster at each showcase/exhibit break during the day, see the agenda above. All student poster registrations come with a complimentary full expo registration (this includes the baseball game and VIP Reception if you indicated your attendance upon registering). The student and company showcase areas close during the educational sessions of the event. You are encouraged to use your full expo registrations and join us during those sessions. 


Please note that the Exhibit Hall will be closed during General Sessions and Presentations. Meaning traffic during these sessions will be low. We highly recommend attending these sessions to gain more insight about the industry and to make more connections with attendees at the event.


Business attire is recommended for the event.


You are responsible for making your own travel and lodging arrangements, and covering all related costs. 
Feel free to make a room reservation with the Buttes Marriott here:Buttes Marriott Room Reservations


Attention Students:  Join us March 29, 2017 

at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe Buttes 

as we focus on the changing face of healthcare

at AZBio Expo 2017!

Learn the latest updates from Arizona Healthcare and Life Science Leaders as they share their expertise and a passion for making LIFE better.

The Student Discovery Zone at the AZBio Expo is the place where students can connect with Arizona’s growing bioscience community to engage, collaborate and build relationships.

The Student Discovery Zone is a Poster Gallery the showcases the latest advancements in bioscience research from Arizona’s High Schools, Community Colleges, Research Universities, and Medical Schools.

Posters are displayed in the gallery during the AZBio Expo.  Click the button to apply today!

Click Here To Submit Your Poster Application

Submissions are due by March 1, 2017.


The Student Discovery Zone

is sponsored by DBio and is open to all full time students and recent graduates from Arizona’s High Schools, Community Colleges, Research Universities and Medical Schools.  The Student Discovery Zone is a great opportunity for students from the region to demonstrate their skills and to receive feedback from bioscience industry members.


Student Poster Submissions were due no later than March 1, 2017  to qualify for your complimentary AZBio Expo ticket.

(A complimentary ticket will also be provided for chaperones or advisers accompanying high school student presenters.)

Each student selected to display their poster will receive:

  1. Their ticket to the AZBio Expo
  2. Opportunity to make industry connections on the expo floor and during the general session presentations by industry leaders.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Full Time Students enrolled in an Arizona High Scool, Community College, University or Medical School.
  2. Recent graduates in the prior 6 months.
  3. By accepting our offer to display his/her poster, students agree to be photographed and grant AZBio all photographic rights to said photos for use online or in print.


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