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PIUG 2009 Boston Biotechnology Meeting

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Overview | Program | Presentations (members only) | Accommodations | Travel | Workshops | Networking

Wednesday, February 11, 2009
8:00am - 4:30pm

Amgen Inc.
One Kendall Square, Bldg. 1000,
Cambridge, MA

Networking While in Boston

Information overload has forced many to redefine what for most of us is a very important aspect of our professional lives and relationships – networking. Witness the recent popularity of e-media efforts, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and web wikis.

Some of us continue to believe that the most valuable networks to which one can connect are those with which we are in some way already connected, whether we realize it or not. These professional relationships develop with time and energy and involve face-to-face interaction and qualitative, shared experience in-the-field. They go well beyond incidental acquaintanceship or e-chat rooms and can result in life-long professional relations.

In the greater Boston biotechnology corridor, we proudly participate in an annual PIUG event that brings together a tightly focused group of information professionals that work hard and – yes – play hard. The event is the PIUG Boston Biotechnology Meeting. During the past two years, an ever-growing, tightly networked group of spirited individuals has emerged. At least once per month, the Boston Biotech “dinner gang” now meets at one among an ever increasing list of highly attractive dinner venues to discuss during the evening various professional interests and culinary delights. These events provide a valuable yet relaxed forum for discussion of patent-related issues of immediate impact to our community of practice. Beliefs, learnings, and assumptions are vetted among enthusiastic industry colleagues, and truly the best among so many great Boston restaurants are sampled. Our intent is to develop exemplary networking opportunities consistent with the highest goals of PIUG. Whenever you plan to travel in eastern Massachusetts, know that you have an extended professional network at whose table you are always welcome. Bon appetite and great chat, and, by all means, have a great meeting!

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Boston Neighborhood

Feb 15, 2008 (Fri)

Cuchi Cuchi


Mar 14, 2008 (Fri)

Les Zygomates

Boston (Financial District)

Mar 25, 2008 (Tue)


Boston (North End)

Apr 25, 2008 (Fri)

Elephant Walk


Jun 7, 2008 (Sat)



Jul 12, 2008 (Sat)



Aug 9, 2008 (Sat)


Boston (North End)

Sep 6, 2008 (Sat)

Capital Grille

Boston (Back Bay)

Oct 4, 2008 (Sat)


Boston (South End)

Nov. 7, 2008 (Fri) Navy Yard Bistro Charlestown
Dec. 12, 2008 (Fri) North 5 Square Boston (North End)
Dec 31, 2008 Navy Yard Bistro Charlestown
  • Our Steering Committee previews additional venues and will incorporate the better ones into future events.
  • If you are located in the greater Boston area and wish to be included in our mailings, please reply to us with your contact information.

Recent Quotes & Testimonials from Participants

“I think that the Boston social group has an important role in promoting and helping to ensure the future success of the Boston Biotech meeting.  I wish I lived closer!”
“… I feel this chapter is beneficial for us to get together regularly to support:
  • Networking (to know about other patent searchers, job functions, industry trend, life-work balance)
  • Organizing PIUG meeting (ideas, feedback, update, news, resources…)


“… I feel this chapter is beneficial for us to get together regularly to support:

  • Networking (to know about other patent searchers, job functions, industry trend, life-work balance)
  • Organizing PIUG meeting (ideas, feedback, update, news, resources…)



  • Learning about potential career positions from the "inside"
  • Sharing common experiences (the good, the bad and the ugly) using industry tools (i.e.: STN, MMS issues)
  • Learning from the veterans

Feel free to re-word if you like any of these....just my thoughts off the top of my head.”

“… absolutely the best way to solidify new friendships across my industry of practice!”

Conference Opportunities

Boston Networking "Dinner Gang"
This after-meeting get-together purposefully coincides with the 3rd annual PIUG Boston Biotechnology Meeting. We welcome our PIUG colleagues who are visiting Boston for the conference and, perhaps for the first time. Members should feel free to "adopt a visitor", so all feel welcome in Boston.

R.S.V.P. by 4:30pm. Friday, February 6, 2209, due to our short time line for securing reservations. Contact Rick Williams and indicate "Yes" or "No", including exact numbers, if more than yourself . Also, please mention this event to any of our colleagues who may have been inadvertently omitted from the email distribution list.



Cocktails Assemble in the Marriott lobby bar.
Locals who wish to meet us at the restaurant: please let us know not to wait for you at the hotel.
  5:30pm   Depart for Houston's
Early arrivals may wish to stroll around scenic Faneuil Hall.
  6:30pm Dinner Houston's Restaurant (menu)
60 State St # P
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 573-9777
  8:30pm   Return to the hotel

Transportation options to the venue:

  • According to their menu, "complimentary parking is available at 60 State Street."
  • "T" to Govt Center (red line from hotel inbound to Park St., transfer to green line, continue to Govt Ctr, then walk across the street to Faneuil Hall)
  • Cab with those of us at the hotel bar (~$15)
Please note: Reservations for this event have been finalized.

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