GREENSBORO—The Triad BioNight 2017, which is anchored by the presentation of the regional Excellence Awards, is set for March 30. . Nominations for the slate of Excellence awards opened Monday.

This volunteer-led event, organized in collaboration with the North Carolina Biotech Center’s Piedmont Triad office, typically attracts several hundred leaders from academia, industry and economic development from across the state. It remains a successful initiative of the Advisory Committee for Biotechnology in the Piedmont Triad.

The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons.

Michael Kelly, chair of the advisory committee and chief operating officer/chief financial officer at Piedmont Pharmaceuticals said, “Since its inception in 2005, Triad BioNight has gained a new level of momentum and meaning each time this event is held. It remains an iconic event that adds important value to the biotech community in a celebratory fashion.”

Nancy Johnston, executive director of the Piedmont Triad Office for NCBiotech, said the collaborative celebration brings together innovators from many disciplines in a unique forum. “With the leadership of our committee, the support of our event sponsors and the efforts of many volunteers, we are able to recognize excellence in academia, industry and our community,” she said.

Co-chairs for Triad BioNight 2017 are Patti Crawford Church, director, client relations & relocation at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty, and Jill Keith, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry in the department of biological sciences at Winston-Salem State University. Keith is also an adjunct professor in physiology and pharmacology at Wake Forest University Health Sciences.

A keynote speaker will be announced soon.

Nominations for the Excellence Awards