Program Sponsorship

CLSA events and programs  throughout the year offer companies an excellent opportunity to reach a targeted audience through sponsorship.

With sponsorship comes recognition. It is an ideal way to raise your profile with CLSA members and reach potential clients and investors. We work with all of our sponsors to effectively meet their marketing goals while promoting the advancement of the industry.

There are a range of sponsorships available for each event. They can include website recognition, pre-event advertising, sponsor tables, signage, program advertisement and complimentary registration.


Back to Session Reception

The Back to Session Reception in Sacramento brings together over 250 state policymakers, legislative staff, life sciences industry executives, and academic leaders to honor leading legislators as “Life Sciences Champions.” Don’t miss your chance to sponsor an evening of dialogue and peer-to-peer networking among the stakeholders of the life sciences ecosystem.


Annual Spring Reception on Capitol Hill & Visionary Awards Dinner

The Annual Spring Reception is a perfect opportunity for hundreds of attendees to connect with public policymakers and California’s life sciences leaders about the issues that matter most to our sector. At the invitation-only dinner following the reception, we recognize federal legislators who are champions for the advancement of life sciences innovation.


Annual End of Year Reception

Leveraging our convening power, the End of Year Reception celebrates the end of the legislative session in Washington, DC, by bringing together public policymakers and leaders from across the California biomedical and life sciences ecosystem for an evening of cocktails and conversation. This event offers a unique opportunity for members of Congress, legislative staff, key government officials, life sciences industry executives, academic leaders, the patient community, and other sector stakeholders to celebrate our successes and reflect on our challenges as we look to the year ahead.


Life Sciences Academy

The Life Sciences Academy is dedicated to educating key legislators and opinion leaders about our industry and how it operates, increasing their awareness of the life sciences industry’s most urgent issues in serving patients. During this event, legislative life sciences champions, new legislators, and CLSA members will engage in candid give-and-take panel discussions. These sessions offer unique opportunities to meet and educate many members of the California State Senate and Assembly plus key leadership staff.


2017 Sacramento Speaker Series

In the spirit of maintaining open communication between all stakeholders in the life sciences ecosystem, CLSA is proud to produce the Sacramento Speaker Series. These monthly public policy roundtables feature a diverse group of key thought leaders and decision makers, including state legislators, public officials, policy experts, and political consultants. Lunch is provided during an hour of robust discussion on a broad range of topics relevant to state politics and governance.


CLSA Reception at JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

The CLSA Reception at JP Morgan is a unique opportunity to connect with life sciences industry executives from public and private companies, and CLSA Board of Directors and


Evening with Thought Leaders

Twice a year, this program gives CLSA members the opportunity to stay ahead of trends in the life sciences industry and get fresh insights from key opinion leaders on policy, economics, business, and society. Past speakers include Genomics Pioneer and Co Founder of Human Longevity, Dr. Craig Venter; Former Secretary of State and Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, George P. Schultz; the Dean of Scripps School of Medicine and author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine, Dr. Eric Topol; and the Distinguished Professor from the UC San Diego Stem Cell program, Dr. Larry Goldstein.


Pantheon Awards Ceremony

Each year CLSA brings together California’s life science industry leaders to recognize achievement and honor excellence in the life science industry in California. The Pantheon Awards Ceremony is a celebration of the contributions and achievements of the California, a moment in time to pause and reflect on the industry’s legacy over three decades.


Partnering Day Program

CLSA’s Partnering Day program provides global life sciences companies and high quality, emerging firms the opportunity to participate in targeted one-on-one meetings, providing access to novel technologies for co-development. Partnering days have featured active pharmaceutical R&D organizations including Shire, Bayer China, BMS, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Alexion and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. CLSA is instrumental in attracting these organizations to participate in the Partnering Day program and in coordinating these events for members.


FAST/Fellows/Experts Networking Receptions

The California Life Sciences Institute Expert Network exists to nurture the next generation of innovative life science companies. Network Experts are available to help entrepreneurs define issues, set objectives and identify critical resources. The California Life Sciences Institute Expert Network is staffed by highly experienced experts in critical areas such as business planning, capital formation and partnering, commercial and marketing strategy, operations and much more. Experts in the network are available to provide up to 10 hours per year of pro bono advice. Visit the CLSI Expert Network page for more details.


FAST Advisory Program

The CLSI Fellows All-Star Team (FAST) Advisory Program allows the most promising California life sciences startups access to expert advising to increase their chances and speed of securing funding from investors and partners. Ultimately, working with a tailored team of technical and business experts also puts commercial success within reach.

Value of Innovation Campaign

CLSA’s Value of Innovation campaign serves to communicate the value that innovative medicines bring to our economy and patient care, while calling attention to the tactics health insurance companies are using to restrict access and shift costs on to patients. The campaign also focuses communications and digital media strategies to defeat problematic legislative measures that harm life sciences innovation in California, such as our inaugural campaign around California mandatory price reporting legislation (Senate Bill 1010) in 2016.


California Congressional Delegation New Member Orientation & Roundtable

Our new member (“freshman”) delegation orientation program brings together our state’s newly elected Members of Congress with CLSA Board Members and senior executives from across CLSA’s membership for an interactive and informal roundtable discussion focused on raising awareness and promoting better understanding of the federal policy issues – research funding at NIH and other federal science agencies; FDA regulatory processes; CMS payment and access policies; and tax, trade, and intellectual property policies – that collectively drive our nation’s life science innovation sector.


Raise Your Political Voice! Join the California Life Sciences Association State Political Action Committee Today

The California Life Sciences Association State Political Action Committee (CLSAPAC) is a bipartisan state political action committee established to solicit voluntary political contributions. The CLSAPAC enables companies and individuals to combine their resources to support state-level candidates who demonstrate a dedication to understanding California’s life sciences industry, encouraging the industry to flourish in the state, and fostering drug, device, and diagnostics innovation. Unlike federal law, corporations are allowed under California law to make political contributions to a state PAC.