May 21-23, 2024

LSCE 2024


Welcome

The organizing committee is happy to welcome you to the Life Sciences Career Expo (LSCE) website! The LSCE is a hybrid (virtual and in-person), national, multi-day careers conference designed to bring together students and postdoctoral fellows with educators, researchers, industry partners and government stakeholders. These professionals have a shared common interest to educate the next generation of trainees about diverse careers.

Here you will find more information about the objectives of the event, the speakers and the schedule. You will also be able to explore the content and see the list of participants. You can also register and pay the registration costs directly through this website.

This year's theme: Beyond Academia: Exploring Opportunities in Industry!

Event Highlights

Here are the main objectives of the event:

  1. Keynote Speech
  2. Career Panels
  3. Workshops
  4. Company Spotlight Presentations
  5. Company Booths
  6. Virtual and In-person Networking

Registration (opens soon)

For LSCE virtual events: register on Fourwaves

For LSCE in-person events: register on Eventbrite

LSCE 2024 Agenda: Beyond Academia: Exploring Opportunities in Industry

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Events & Programming:

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Session Descriptions:

Workshop: How to approach professionals (Virtual)

This workshop will take place on Day 1 of the Expo Tuesday May 22nd from 1:00 - 2:00 PM.


Career Panels (Virtual & In-Person)

VIRTUAL: Two career panels will take place virtually on Tuesday, May 21st and Wednesday, May 22nd.

IN-PERSON: Two other panels will occur in-person on Thursday, May 23rd at Hart House (University of Toronto's St. George Campus).

Each career panel will focus on a different industry sector. The panels will consist of 3-4 speakers who will discuss their personal career journeys, current roles, and responsibilities, as well as offer advice for a successful transition into the field.

Each session will have a moderated Q&A format with an opportunity for the audience to submit their questions in real-time.

Panels include:

  • Academia
  • Public Sector
  • Biotech, Pharma, & Research
  • Bioinformatics
  • Consulting
  • Medical & Regulatory Affairs
  • Medical Communications
  • Clinical Research

Company Spotlight Presentations (Virtual & In-Person)

Company-driven information sessions that are designed to provide the audience with insights surrounding topics, such as the organization’s mission and vision, company culture, and the opportunities available to get involved.

VIRTUAL: These presentations will occur in concurrent themed streams on Tuesday, May 21st and Wednesday, May 22nd. Within each stream, two companies will each have a 15-minute presentation, followed by an open networking session in breakout rooms.

IN-PERSON: These presentations will take place before Company Booths on Thursday, May 23rd. Companies will give a 10-minute presentation to inform attendees about the companies present for the Company Booths.


Networking Roundtables (Virtual and In-Person)

Virtual: Day 2

The virtual component invites all attendees and professionals, to come together for an open-networking opportunity on Wednesday, May 22nd, 3:00 - 4:00 PM EDT. This will be an opportunity to meet new professionals and peers, and practice networking skills learned throughout the Expo!

In-Person: Day 3

The in-person component allows attendees and professionals to network with a variety of local professionals on Thursday, May 23rd from 4:00 - 6:00 PM EDT at Hart House (University of Toronto's St. George Campus)!


Company Booths (In-Person)

Open networking opportunity for attendees to visit participating companies in a virtual as well as in-person setting throughout the conference. Each company will have a virtual profile on our event site as well as booth set-up during our in-person event Thursday, May 23rd (2:00 - 4:00 PM EDT).


Due to high demand, our in-person event day (May 23rd) at Hart House are assigned on a first- come, first-serve basis.

Event Logistics

When (and where) does it take place?

The Life Sciences Career Expo 2024 will take place over one week:

  • Tuesday, May 21 (virtual)
  • Wednesday, May 22 (virtual)
  • Thursday, May 23 (in-person - at the University of Toronto)

This is the virtual conference platform. All registrants should register and create their profiles on this platform to access virtual programming.

Who can attend?

Anyone is welcome to register for this event! We hope this Expo can help you in your professional development journey through the many sessions offered.

How much does it cost? TBA

Different prices are available depending on ticket type (ie. virtual-only in-person only or both) and professional status (e.g. student, post-doc, recent grad, other). Stay tuned for Early Bird Pricing!


Note - Attendees are able to attend the virtual event only, the in-person event only, or both virtual and in-person events. Ticket purchasing and attendance is at attendee discretion.

Refund Policy

Please note that purchasing a ticket is a commitment to attending and cancellation on short notice denies registration to other attendees. Additionally, with each registration, the Organizing Committee incurred fees including and not limited to use of the digital platform and/or room rent and catering.

Partial refund (50%): offered up to 48h before the events.

No refund offered less than 48h prior to the event.

Why participate?

Students/Trainees - Explore career paths, network with professionals and learn about potential career opportunities! Submit your resume and/or application to participate in the invite-only informational interviews/job simulation sessions!

Panelists/Facilitators - Share your experiences and advice with students and network with students and professionals in your field and across others!

Companies - Promote your company to a large talent pool of students who are looking to enter the workforce!

Information Night Webinar Recording

A video will be available to learn more about LSCE sessions and attending companies! Stay tuned for the Info Night announcement!

Information Night Webinar Recording

Location

Hybrid event

Hart House, University of Toronto

7, Hart House Circle Toronto, ON Canada, M5S 3H3

Submission period

March 10, 2023 - 14:19 until May 3, 2023 - 18:00

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact lsce@lscds.org .

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