The Iowa Biotechnology Association’s 2023 Iowa Biotech Showcase and Conference has been scheduled for March 7-8, 2023. Presentation proposals and applications for the showcase are now open and are due by Nov. 11. The showcase is a pitch competition for emerging biotech companies judged by a select group of IowaBio members and industry professionals. Multiple companies will be selected to present on March 7 to compete for $10,000 and a one-year IowaBio membership. The annual conference brings together innovators, biotech leaders, investors and support vendors from across Iowa for industry-specific programming and networking opportunities. The theme of the 2023 event is “Food Insecurity: Facing the Future with Innovation,” focusing on challenges to biotech companies such as climate change, population growth, rising food costs and war.