Bio in the High Desert

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Life Science in Bend is Central to Oregon. The region known for its hiking, biking, skiing, and brewing also punches way above its weight when it comes to its bioscience chops.  Yet, in Central Oregon and statewide, there are new challenges and opportunities that require our attention and, ultimately, legislative action.

Join us for an informative evening featuring two panelists with legislative expertise, Scott Bruun and Rocky Dallum. They will provide an insightful update on the recent legislative session in Salem and its impact on the bioscience sector. Additionally, we’ll explore strategic proposals aimed at driving investments and creating new opportunities within our industries, discussing how these proposals can be transformed into actionable legislation.

Amidst engaging discussions, there will be ample time to network and connect with fellow bio-colleagues before and after the main program. Don’t miss this valuable event!

>>> Also check out the Oregon Bio  Women CONNECT meetup before this event. Register free.


Scott Bruun is Vice President for Government Affairs at Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) and leads their policy team. Scott has varied industry experience, including agency-level communications and public affairs, financial management, banking and commercial construction. He served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 2005-2011.

Rocky Dallum is Oregon Bio’s Government and Advocacy Consultant. Rocky is a Partner at Tonkon Torp in the Government Relations & Public Policy Practice Group. His practice centers on strategic counsel and direct advocacy including the areas of tax policy, life science, and natural resources.

May 2, 2024
Reception: 5 – 5:45 p.m. | Program: 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. | Networking: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Tickets – Oregon Bio Members*
* All employees of Oregon Bio Member companies are eligible
$35: Early bird online rate – ends April 19th, 11:30 p.m.
$55: Standard online rate
$75: At the door – subject to availability

Tickets –  Non Members:
$75:  Standard online rate
$90: At the door – subject to availability

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