What's Brewing: Bio in the High Desert

What’s Brewing: Bio in the High Desert — July 19

Doors open at 5:00 p.m.  |  Program starts at 5:30 p.m.

Free onsite parking is available at the OSU-Cascades Campus.

Join us as Oregon Bio and Bend Chamber team up for our first joint in-person event since early 2019. Our evening will include open networking, panelists from the Central Oregon bioscience industry, and an introduction to the just released 2022 Economic Impact Report from the Oregon Bioscience Association.

Bioscience firms continue to thrive and expand in Central Oregon — further diversifying the region’s economy. Educational-related investments like the newly minted Edward J. Ray Hall and the upcoming Innovation District at OSU Cascades signal a new phase for Bend’s science-based infrastructure. What other factors will generate new bioscience activity in the area? How can Bend leverage its strength to grow the life sciences sector in the coming years?

Before and after our speakers, we’ll have plenty of time for networking — plus bites and beverages. Beverages will be provided, including beer from Deschutes Brewery and cider from AVID Cider, as well as appetizers from OSU-Cascades.


Christine Pollard

Christine Pollard, Ph.D.

Professor and Founding Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, OSU-Cascades


Vance Cooper

Vance Cooper

Senior Mgr., Operations Thermo-Fisher Scientific


Clint Pepper

Clint Pepper, Ph.D.

Director, MAST Products, MillporeSigma


Erica Schlesinger

Erica Schlesinger

VP Technical Development, Seran Bio

About the venue: Recently completed OSU Cascades Edward J. Ray Hall is a $49 million investment designed to support the STEAM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. The 50,000square-foot building is climate controlled through sustainable geothermal energy and is the first in Central Oregon to be entirely constructed using mass timber.

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Jul 19 2022


5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


$35 Members | $45 Non-members | $45 at the door


Bend Chamber
(541) 382-3221


Ed Ray Hall, OSU-Cascades
1500 SW Chandler Ave., Bend

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