The 2018 edition of the New Orleans BioInnovation Center’s annual conference, Innovation Louisiana, featured speakers from Pfizer, Janssen, Enplas, the USPTO, NCI, NCATS, Harvard University, and many more, including Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Secretary of Health Rebekah Gee. New features included concurrent sessions geared to specific attendees segments such as investors, attorneys, or academics. The 2018 conference had the highest attendance ever, and the attendees were able to create new contacts that will lead to growth for their businesses.