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Innovation for a Strong Economy

The 22nd International Conference on Business Incubation took place May 4-7 in San Antonio, Texas. With more than 60 educational sessions, roundtable discussions and forums, the program covered a variety of incubation-related topics ranging from viral marketing to tracking economic impact. Participants had opportunities to gather new tools and learn from colleagues.

The conference headquarters hotel, the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, was on the River Walk, offering attendees easy access to shops and some of the famous restaurants of San Antonio. After days filled with intensive training, there was time in the evening to explore all this grand Texas city had to offer.

We hope the conference was a worthwhile experience for all who attended. NBIA staff enjoyed meeting everyone, and we thank the speakers, sponsors, board members and others who made this event a success!


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Conference Photo Album

Our photographer documented the receptions, educational sessions, keynote address and many other activities. Click here to view the album.

Additional and Updated Session Presentation Materials

If you attended NBIA’s 2008 conference, you can access all the presentation materials we have received, the attendee list and a press release to send to your local media. Many speakers have sent new or updated materials since the conference, and we will continue to add presentations we receive in the next few weeks. Click here to see what is available.

Audio Recordings

Conference session recordings are available from ACTS at www.actsconferenceproducts.com. You can order individual session recordings or a complete set.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2008 conference a success. We look forward to seeing you at future events!

Thanks to Our Host

NBIA thanks our 2008 conference host, the Texas Research and Technology Foundation, an innovation-based economic developer for San Antonio and South Texas. The foundation supports the growth of the bioscience and tech-based industry sectors by enhancing and leveraging the capabilities and assets of universities and research institutions, providing early-stage capital for enterprise formation and growth, and providing the infrastructure for enterprise growth and maturity.

Thanks to Our Title Sponsor

NBIA thanks our 2008 conference title sponsor, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., the largest owner and pre-eminent international real estate investment trust focused principally on properties containing office/laboratory space. Alexandria provides high-quality real estate, technical infrastructure, services and capital to the broad and diverse life science sector and is one of the co-creators and founding investors in the Accelerator Corp., the premier 21st century life science incubation engine.

Thanks to Our Speakers

NBIA thanks our conference speakers who helped make this event a success. We appreciate your hard work in creating quality presentations and your willingness to share your expertise. We couldn’t have done it without you. Click here for an alphabetical listing of the speakers who participated in the conference.

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