Networking at DIA 2022 Global Annual Meeting
Learning and Networking
The DIA 2022 Global Annual Meeting is the perfect place to engage with the thousands of attendees through our multiple networking opportunities! Check out these options being offered in addition to the enhanced opportunities to learn, connect, and collaborate provided in an array of learning formats to diversify and customize your experience, including educational sessions, content hubs, posters, and innovation theaters.
Monday, June 20 | 6:30AM CST
CISCRP Medical Heroes Appreciation 5K
Location: Burnham Park, Lake Front Trail (41.855211, -87.611830)
The Center for Information and Study of Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), will be hosting a Medical Heroes Appreciation 5K Run and Walk in Chicago to celebrate the volunteers who give the gift of participation in clinical research. Proceeds from the event will support education and outreach programs to patients and families interested in learning more about the clinical research process. If you have not yet registered for the 5K, you can still do so through the CISCRP website.
Monday, June 20 | 9:00-9:45AM CST
Annual Meeting Orientation
First time at the DIA Annual Meeting? We encourage you to attend the Annual Meeting Orientation to learn how to make the most of your time at the meeting and meet fellow first-timers.
Monday, June 20 | 5:00-6:00PM CST
DIA Welcome Reception
Network with thousands of attendees and more than 300 exhibiting companies at the DIA Opening Reception, held in the Exhibit Hall.
Monday, June 20 | 6:00-10:00PM CST
DIA Inspire Awards 2022
Join the DIA Board of Directors in showing your support for the DIA Inspire Awards winners, awarded to those having achieved significant and innovative contribution to advancing global health. Engage with the DIA Board of Directors, Fellows of DIA, Executive Leadership Team, and others to gain visibility into the achievements of the award winners, and the vision and mission of DIA.Details & Tickets
Monday, June 20 | 7:10PM CST
Chicago White Sox vs. the Toronto Blue Jays
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field
The Chicago White Sox will be in town during DIA 2022, taking on the Toronto Blue Jays, and the home team is holding a dedicated seating area for DIA 2022 attendees!
Game Day is Monday, June 20, 2022, at 7:10pm CST, following the DIA 2022 Opening Reception. The game is at Guaranteed Rate Field, which is only two miles from McCormick Place Convention Center. Ticket availability is limited, and the deadline for purchasing tickets is June 1.
Purchase your tickets now! View Seat Map.Tuesday, June 21 | 5:00PM CST
CRO Leadership Awards Presentation
Location: McCormick Place West, Skyline Ballroom
Now in its tenth year, Clinical Leader and Life Science Leader’s CRO Leadership Awards recognize the CROs exceeding expectations as determined by the customers who utilize their services. 2022 award recipients will be recognized during a celebratory reception being held at this year’s DIA Global Annual Meeting. Winning CROs and the companies who employ outsourcing services are invited to attend.Register Now
Community Networking Area in the Exhibit Hall
DIA Community members - this is your dedicated space! Meet up and collaborate with fellow members, participate in round table discussions, and/or take a few minutes to reflect on the sessions you've attended.
Meet with your colleagues to plan your day and/or discuss what you learned the previous day, all while networking with other attendees. The early morning breaks will be on the Level 1 Concourse while the mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks will be held in designated areas throughout the Exhibit Hall.
Extended Lunch Hours
Enjoy extended luncheon hours Monday-Wednesday and visit more than 300 exhibiting companies in the Exhibit Hall.