The Ignite bioDiversity Summit is poised to bring the biotech ecosystem of industry, STEM nonprofits, higher ed/secondary education (including Historically Black Colleges & Universities and Minority Serving Institutions), early-stage founders, workforce development nonprofits, and the life sciences VC community together in Cambridge, MA, uniquely around actionable areas of DEI critical to innovation expansion – enhanced community engagement, inclusive career opportunities, STEM education equity and inclusive workplace best practices.

LabCentral, 700 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139


Wednesday, September 28, 2022
8:30 AM - 9:00 AMRegistration & Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:15 AMFire Circle Conversation: Industry Internships - Increasing Access & Equity
10:15 AM - 10:30 AMBreak
10:30 AM - 11:45 AMFire Circle Conversation: Fueling Workforce Diversity Through Impactful STEM Education Ecosystem, Technical Training, & Curriculum Aligned to Industry Needs 
12:00 PM - 12:45 PMLunch
1:00 PM - 2:15 PMFireside Chat with Special Guest, Eydith Comenencia Ortiz
2:15 PM - 2:30 PMClosing Remarks

LabCentral Ignite is a first-and-only-of-its-kind platform that’s addressing systemic racial, gender and other underrepresentation in talent across the life sciences and the biotech industry – from labs to leadership, and from the STEM student pipeline to the entrepreneurs advancing life-changing innovations.

Through a range of equity-driven programs and a powerful member network of industry partners, startups, higher education, and nonprofits, Ignite connects underrepresented students and innovators to academic, technical skills-building, mentoring, job placement, and board and leadership preparation opportunities that fuel biotech diversity and transform careers.