Welcome, we are excited you want to attend Life Sciences Week: Investing in a Smarter Life!

LSW is free to attend! 

How do I register?

Go to the Programs page to find the schedule listing the series of events. To register, click the bubble next to the title of the event you would like to attend. The first time you register for an event, you will be asked to make an account (Name and E-mail). Once you have made an account, you can sign up for as many events as you like. You should receive confirmation from “Sched” (our scheduling and registration) that you are now registered for this event.

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Pittsburgh has always been about what’s next. Once it was steel. Now it’s startups...life changing medicine… digital health… AI. Everyday, we’re forging the future. What’s next? it happens at LSW19.

“How do you evolve innovation?”
-Dr. Frances H. Arnold


Mighty. Beautiful. Pittsburgh

Fantastic F&B - Rich heritage restaurants to farm to-table fresh to haute cuisine by innovate new chefs:

  • Bon Appetit’s “Next Big Food Town”

  • 8 James Beard 2018 nominations

  • From craft breweries to Carson Street, no night out is ever the same twice

Culturally Elevated - The legacies of Warhol and August Wilson combine with a fresh Pittsburgh artistic DNA:

  • 30+ live music venues

  • 14 block Downtown Cultural District + 32 museums

  • Cutting edge theater, galleries and street festivals

Explore Pittsburgh’s dining, shopping, nightlife, & art scene at Urbanist Guide Pittsburgh

LSW19 Venues


LSW19 HQ: Oaklander Hotel

The brand new Oaklander Hotel serves at the headquarters for Life Sciences Week 2019. Located in the heart of the Pittsburgh Innovation District, this full service Autograph Collection Hotel, offers guests unparalleled service and comfort surrounded by a the city that now thrives as a center for medical advancement, educational excellence and technological marvels.

Venue for: Spotlight Day (afternoon), Partnership + Innovation Connections

Transit: 71A/B/C/D, P3 (Busway) to 5th at Bigelow
Bike Parking: covered parking available on the hotel’s first floor
Parking: Soldiers and Sailors Garage


Carnegie Music Hall

Arguably one of Pittsburgh’s grandest spaces, the Music Hall blends Pittsburgh’s industrious past and its deep passion for culture and knowledge. The storied stage, and near-perfect acoustics, are the perfect setting for one of America’s most brilliant minds, Dr. Frances H. Arnold who headlines LSW19.

Venue for: LSW19 Kickoff Keynote

Transit: 61A/B/C/D to Forbes at Bellefield
Bike Parking: available inside museum garage
Parking: onsite parking


LifeX Labs

LifeX Labs is a purpose-built space for collaboration. Located at the SouthSide Works complex, formerly the site of the massive LTV Steelworks, LifeX overlays Pittsburgh’s bright future, and innovation in life sciences, on the physical foundation of Pittsburgh’s economic past. The labs are where pioneering science meets commercial expertise. It's where we nurture the next generation of biotechnology companies.

Venue for: BioBreakfast, Health IT Panel

Transit: 75 to Sidney at 27th (from Oakland)
48 to E. Carson at 26th (from Downtown)
Bike Parking: on-street racks + covered parking at REI
Parking: Furnace Garage