By: Erik Clausen

2019 San Diego UNWIND
UNWIND 2019: Social Networking the Old School Way – In Person!

Long ago, we here at CG Life grew tired of infomercial-like presentations and the hefty entry fees that have been the…

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Does Storytelling in Science Require an Audience’s Trust?

Last year, I was fortunate enough to attend “An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies”—a talk given by Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson…

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Dreams For J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference & Biotech Showcase Week
Dreams that Might Come True During J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference & Biotech Showcase Week

You’ve spent months getting your Biotech Showcase game plan and J.P. Morgan conference strategy ready for biotech’s “big show” – that…

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2019 Marketing Strategy: Ensuring Your Marketing Team has the Marketing Skills to Succeed

If you’ve followed our Marketing Strategy series over the past few months, then congratulations! You’re now an elite, badass marketing superhero…

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Six Things Your PR Team Wishes the CEO Understood

I recently read a blog post summarizing advice to agencies about what the C-suite wishes their PR team or agency understood….

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PR Life Hacks I Learned from Google
PR Life Hacks I Learned from Google

I had the good fortune to attend the 2018 GV Comms Summit in San Francisco recently. This unique, annual conference brings…

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Out Of The Black And Into The Blue

I still recall fondly the many times that friend, business partner, and Altered Stage founder Jeff Bergau suggested that I “jam…

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Have your ever gone to a networking event only to be trapped once there? Perhaps it was the infomercial-like presentation you had to sit through, or the endless stream of consultants trying to “sell” you, or maybe it was the hefty entry fee you paid only to talk to someone you already knew all evening. Whatever the reason, let’s face it: most networking events can really suck. Those were our frustrations, too, back in 2011 when we decided to try to rethink networking. After attending yet another boring networking event, we asked ourselves “Why can’t we just skip to the fun part of networking events?” You know; the part where people actually get to connect, learn from others, start real relationships, enjoy a beverage or two, listen to some great music, and try delicious food (hey, as much as we love cheese platters and hotel lemon chicken, the culinary has many options)? Why can’t we? WE CAN. WE DID. Since that first humble event that featured a few pizzas, a cooler of beer, an iPod on shuffle and a few score of our life science friends, UNWIND has grown into a massive annual event with a wonderful following that reflects the life science and healthcare ecosystem. Last week’s UNWIND 2018 organized by CG Life in partnership with Women In Bio (WIB) saw nearly 500 life science professionals come together to network and chill. Great street tacos from Tacquizas el Unico, delicious craft beer from 32 North Brewing, and live music from The Manic Brothers. Moreover, even after its growth and duration, we have managed to keep the event free to attend thanks to sponsors like BASF, California Life Sciences Association (CLSA), EBD Group, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN), MacDougall Biomedical Communications, Rady School of Management at UC San Diego and STAT. What does it take to pull off an event like this? Well, beyond a positive attitude and an amazing team of people to organize and manage it, it takes 480 pounds of ice, 232 bottles of wine, 4 kegs, 1,400 tacos, 975 solo cups, 2,610 handshakes, 4,011 hugs, 88 Diet Cokes, a service dog, and 1 name tag stuck on the floor. These days, it seems as though everyone is searching for a tribe to belong to. We stopped searching. Instead, we started our own: cool people who live and love science. Join us, won’t you?
UNWIND 2018 – Not Your Father’s Life Science Networking Event

Have your ever gone to a networking event only to be trapped once there? Perhaps it was the infomercial-like presentation you…

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CG Life Likes to Unwind

At CG Life, we believe that life is as much about fun as it is discovery and work. That’s why we…

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J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference 2017: Higher Stakes than Ever Before [Plus Insider’s Guide]

The seasonal migration will soon unfold before our eyes. Each and every January, the elusive healthcare investor emerges from the comforts…

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