The 20th Evolution Summit will highlight the current challenges and opportunities for leading drug development executives through visionary keynote presentations and case studies delivered by your most esteemed peers and thought leaders in the industry.

The one-on-one meetings with leading solution providers will offer a wealth of expertise in cutting edge technology, strategy and implementation. All this seamlessly integrated with informal networking opportunities over three days will provide a unique interactive forum. Do not miss this opportunity to network, establish new connections, exchange ideas and gain knowledge.

About the Event

What makes this Summit Different


The  Evolution Summit's cutting edge sessions and comprehensive content offer you access to strategic business information, unique expertise and new solutions to related challenges.


Meet face to face with leading drug development executives within the largest companies across the United States, discuss and debate strategies with the most knowledgeable experts and rapidly build a network of new business relationships.

Our focus on exclusivity remains unwavering and it gives you a huge competitive advantage. Teach your peers and learn from them with the comfort of the luxurious Fairmont Copley Plaza



© Copyright 2019 Marcus Evans

November 18-20, 2019

Fairmont Copley Plaza,
Boston, MA

Evolution Summit

The primary objective of the 20th Evolution Summit is to explore the key aspects and issues related to clinical trial best practices and their application as business drivers for innovation and growth.

Key issues for 2019 include:

  • The AI Era: Trends, Developments and Implementation
  • Surpassing Your Recruitment, Retention and Patient Engagement Goals 
  • Technological Complexity in Clinical Trials: Incorporating innovation whilst minimizing burden
  • The Journey to Becoming Lean: Maximizing trial outcomes through streamlined processes
  • The Perfect Partnership: Enabling a strong sponsor-CRO collaboration

Key Topics

A strictly invitation-only event; selection of delegates according to criteria such as scope of responsibility and size of company

Restricted number of delegates in order to facilitate successful networking opportunities

Personalized summit and meeting schedule to suit individual requirements and provide an efficient use of time

Keynote presentations, case studies and interactive sessions by world-class industry experts and pioneers

A relaxed but professional business environment, in which to explore new ideas, strategies and technical developments with industry colleagues, experts and peers

Access to the secured summit website, providing information on other delegates and each solution provider prior to the event

Individual pre-arranged one-on-one business meetings with senior representatives from key industry solution providers

An All-Inclusive Package

Solution Providers


As a Solution Provider at the Evolution Summit you will conduct mutually selected and pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with interested buyers of your products and services. Prior to the event you will receive exclusive access to the profiles of all delegates, allowing you to make educated meeting selections. 

Delegates are also requested to review the profiles of participating solution providers and select the ones that best fit their strategic and tactical needs. Employing a web-based secure scheduling system, selections are matched by order of priority and mutual interest.

As a Delegate at the Evolution Summit you will benefit from the informative key-note presentations. You will also have the opportunity to meet with key market players in the clinical research industry. Lastly all delegates at the Evolution Summit will receive a personalized itinerary based on their priority selections of conference sessions, business meetings and special networking events. 

Delegates will include: CEOs and Chief Medical Officers, as well as VPs, Directors, and Department Heads of:

  • Clinical Operations
  • Clinical Trials
  • Clinical Research

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About marcus evans Summits

marcus evans summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discuss strategies and solutions.

Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity to individually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, case studies, roundtables and one-to-one business meetings.

"The Evolution Summit is a cost-efficient way to meet with many potential customers in a relaxed environment that not only encourages discussion of specific business needs but also allows you to build a strong professional network".
PRA International

"Once again marcus evans delivered a wide spectrum of real decision makers. A well organised and well produced event".

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We brought together a group of distinguished professionals that have risen to the top of the Drug Development Industry

Rodrigo Garcia, MD, MS
Head, Global Clinical Applications and Innovation, Biopharma, Global Clinical Operations
EMD Serono, Inc.


Anne Marie Inglis
Senior Director, Global In-Country Clinical Operations


Dolca Thomas
Chief Medical Officer
Principia Biopharma


Elizabeth Trehu
Chief Medical Officer
Jounce Therapeutics, Inc.


Maria Rivas
Chief Medical Officer, SVP of Global Medical Affairs & Global Evidence & Value Development
EMD Serono, Inc.


Lynne Kelley
Chief Medical Officer
X4 Pharmaceuticals

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