Workshop lab

Partnership with the CBE offers direct access to emerging advances in biofilm science and technology. We host two key conferences each year. Our regulatory pathways meeting in February facilitates dialogue between industry members and government regulators about product development and regulatory guidelines. Each July, we showcase our latest research advancements at the Montana Biofilm Meeting in Bozeman. Members are eligible to participate in, at no charge, our biofilm methods workshop held at this meeting. 

Meetings are open to all members and CBE research collaborators (non-member companies may visit once to preview the Industrial Associate program). 

The meeting agendas include:

  • Detailed, up-to-date, reporting of CBE projects and research strategy (specific industry sponsored projects may be excluded depending on the status of the project). Reporting includes written summaries, posters and presentations on the research.
  • Opportunities for the Industrial Associate members to provide written and oral guidance on the CBE research, education and industrial programs.
  • Opportunities for in-depth one-on-one or small group meetings with CBE researchers and students to focus on specific research, application and educational needs of the Industrial Associate.
  • Workshops on CBE biofilm analytical methods. Workshops include hands-on laboratory instruction as well as presentations and materials.

For more information, contact Paul Sturman (406) 994-2102


2020 Biofilm Science and Technology Meetings

February 4–5, 2020
Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA

Draft agenda
Register online

Contact: Paul Sturman

July 14–16, 2020
Bozeman, MT 

Agenda & registration available May 2020


2019 Biofilm Science and Technology Meetings

July 16–18, 2019
Bozeman, MT 

Monday, July 15
Pre-meeting workshop: Biofilm Growth Reactors—The drip flow reactor and the NEW industrial surfaces bioreactor

Workshop abstract

Tuesday, July 16–Thursday, July 18
Meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn Bozeman

Final agenda

Contact Paul Sturman for registration details 

February 5–6, 2019
Hilton Crystal City, Arlington, VA

Biofilm Technologies: Pathways to Product Development

Final agenda


2018 Biofilm Science and Technology Meetings

July 17–19, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn, Bozeman, Montana

Monday, July 16
Pre-meeting workshop: Biofilm Imaging & Ontology, Monday, July 16
  Workshop overview (pdf)

Tuesday, July 17–19
Biofilm Meeting
  Meeting agenda (pdf)

February 6–7, 2018
Hilton Crystal City, Arlington, VA

Tuesday, February 6
Biofilm Science & Technology Workshop featuring sessions on medical biofilms, industrial biofilms, and food-related biofilms.
Workshop final agenda (pdf)

Wednesday, February 7
Regulatory Meeting “Anti-Biofilm Technologies: Pathways to Product Development.”
Meeting final agenda (pdf)


2017 Biofilm Science and Technology Meetings

July 18–20, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn, Bozeman, Montana

Pre-meeting workshop, Monday, July 17: The Basics: Standardized Biofilm Methods
Meeting: Tuesday, July 18–20, 2017
Workshop overview (pdf)
Workshop agenda (pdf)
Meeting agenda (pdf) 

January 31–February 1, 2017
Hilton Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia

Workshop, Multi-kingdom Biofilms; Biofilms in Women's Health: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 
Meeting, Anti-biofilm Technologies: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Workshop agenda (pdf)
Meeting agenda (pdf)

2016 Biofilm Science and Technology Meetings

July 19–21, 2016
Bozeman, Montana

Pre-meeting workshop: “The Scale of Biofilm Studies,” Monday, July 18
Meeting: Tuesday, July 19–Thursday, July 21
Meeting agenda (pdf)
Workshop agenda (pdf)

February 9–10, 2016
Marriott Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Arlington, Virginia

Beneficial Biofilms Workshop: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Anti-biofilm Technologies Meeting: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Workshop agenda (pdf)
Meeting agenda (pdf)

2015 Biofilm Science and Technology Meetings

July 14–16, 2015
Bozeman, Montana

Pre-meeting workshop “Biofilm Methods for your Lab”: Monday, July 13
Meeting: Tuesday, July 14–Thursday, July 16
Meeting agenda (pdf)
Workshop abstract (pdf)
Workshop agenda (pdf)

February 11, 2015
College Park, Maryland

 “Anti-Biofilm Technologies: Pathways to Product Development”
Meeting overview (pdf)
Final agenda (pdf)

View past conference agendas andproceedings