Call for Presentations: Product Show 2018

By | November 28, 2017

The ISPE Boston Area Chapter will hold its 27th Annual Product Show on September 26, 2018 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. This notice is a call for presentations for a limited number of speaking opportunities.

Our charter is to deliver valuable educational programs to our members and their guests, based on specific topics of interest covering subjects ranging from Research and Development, Manufacturing Process and Automation, Engineering and Facility Design, People Development, and related business issues and solutions. For Life Science professionals at all levels working directly for drug manufacturers, their suppliers, and the educational institutions that are training the next generation of industry professionals, the Product Show offers an opportunity to share best practices and learn from experts about the most significant, practical, and current topics in the industry. In past years, presentations on such topics as facility delivery, project management, CQV, water systems, biotechnology, and automation have been well received.

Educational sessions:

Proposed educational sessions should be of a focused nature and contain enough content for 45 minutes. We are open to informative presentations on the entire range of topics affecting the industry. We will place the selected presentations into one of the following tracks:

  • Optimizing Facilities through Innovation & Technologies
  • Biopharma Manufacturing Efficiencies & Improvements
  • The Future of Biopharma Manufacturing
  • Risk Management & Quality

Additional criteria for sessions:

  • May utilize a single presenter, multiple presenters or a panel format. If a panel method is selected, the panel should consist of 3-4 participants, including a moderator.
  • Presentations must not be designed for marketing purposes and must be free of references to specific vendors, products and/or services.
  • Should be non-commercial and non-proprietary.
  • Should share case studies from the industry.
  • Should employ experience-based learning with interactions, hands-on activities and demonstrations.
  • Should present innovative techniques or best practices.
  • Should provide a handout and/or other meaningful takeaway for attendees.

Proposal information:

We invite proposals for compelling educational sessions. The driving criteria for proposal selection include:

  • Demonstrated innovation in an current industry hot topic;
  • Engaging and can hold audience attention (sessions that require audience engagement and participation are highly desired);
  • Life Science industry knowledge and/or experience (sessions that are led or co-presented by Drug Manufacturing employees are highly desired); and
  • Thoughtfulness and creativity.

ISPE Boston Area Chapter expectations

ISPE expects all speakers to:

  • Sign the ISPE speaker agreement that outlines the speaker’s roles and responsibilities.
  • Deliver content as developed and agreed upon.
  • Submit all program materials, including handouts and PowerPoint slides, electronically by May 1, 2018.
  • Grant ISPE the right to distribute conference materials to attendees and post recordings of the session on our website.

Speaker expenses

Speakers will not be reimbursed for any expenses incurred in developing content or materials for their presentations, travel to/from the Product Show, or accommodations.

Submission instructions

Your completed presentation proposal form, which can be found at, should be submitted by close of business on January 2, 2018.

Those who submit a presentation will be notified by March 1, 2018 whether their presentation was accepted.


For questions, please contact Amy Poole, Chapter Manager at or +1-781-647-4773.

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