WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Legendary television journalist and author Tom Brokaw will deliver a keynote address at the 2015 BIO International Convention®, June 15-18 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Keynote Luncheon will take place on Tuesday, June 16 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm EDT. The BIO International Convention regularly draws over 15,000 leaders from the biopharmaceutical industry, and offers targeted networking and business partnering opportunities and provides insights and inspiration on major trends affecting the industry.
“With his decades of distinguished work on the frontlines of television journalism, we are thrilled Tom Brokaw will be joining us for the 2015 BIO International Convention,” said Jim Greenwood, President and CEO of BIO. “His storied career has seen him headline such distinguished programs as the NBC Nightly News and Meet the Press as well as report on countless subjects ranging from elections, education, energy, medicine, immigration and other world events.”
Tom Brokaw has spent his entire celebrated journalistic career with NBC News, beginning in 1966 in the Los Angeles bureau where he covered Ronald Reagan’s first run for public office, the rise of the Sixties counter culture, the assassination of Robert Kennedy and the 1968 presidential campaign. From Los Angeles, Brokaw went to Washington as the White House correspondent and principal back up as anchor of NBC Nightly News. He next moved on to New York and TODAY followed by his appointment as anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. He took over Meet the Press for the 2008 campaign after the death of his close friend and colleague Tim Russert. In 1998 Brokaw published his first book, The Greatest Generation, one of the most popular non-fiction books of the 20th Century.
Brokaw has won every major award in his craft, including Peabody, Duponts, Emmys and lifetime achievement recognition. In 2014, President Barack Obama awarded Brokaw with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Tuesday’s Keynote session is sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson and is open to Convention Access or higher attendees as well as credentialed members of the trade and local media. Local media will be able to record the first three minutes of the remarks. No other recordings by the media will be permitted.
To learn more about the event and available registration packages, please visit convention.bio.org/register.
Advance media registration is now available for qualified reporters working full time for print, broadcast and web publications with valid press credentials. To register, please visit here.
BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.
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