Annual Diversity Alliance for Science West Coast Conference

The 6th Annual Diversity Alliance for Science West Coast Conference was held on February 21-22, 2018 at the Marriott Laguna Cliffs Hotel in Laguna, CA. More than 180 corporate and supplier attendees participated in this two-day event which provided opportunities for learning, networking, generating new partnerships, and even helping the community.

The theme, “Beyond Capable” – exemplifying that vendors need to bring more than just their services or capabilities to the table to be successful. From the social interactions, to the entertaining educational workshop and speakers, to the structured networking activities, participants in this conference had numerous opportunities to meet with procurement staff and supplier partners in a comfortable coastal setting. Many of these attendees will meet again at the East Coast Conference, June 5-7 in New Jersey.

Diversity Alliance for Science is an organization that provides a national platform for bringing together corporations and suppliers in the life science and healthcare industry. Our mission is to identify, attract and develop small and/or diverse businesses to drive inclusive procurement practices in corporate, academic and governmental entities. Our goal is to become a world class organization within the life science industry, deliver maximum value to our members and position ourselves for continued growth. Fostering connections between Life Science suppliers, corporations, academic and governmental agencies, Diversity Alliance for Science hosts two main conferences per year including networking roundtables, mentorship opportunities, matchmaking, educational workshops, inspirational speakers and most importantly a forum to network and build relationships with industry peers.

For more information about this 501(c)(3) organization and our conferences, please visit

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