The 21st Evolution Summit is an invitation-only, premium Summit bringing leading clinical trial executives and innovative suppliers and solution providers together. The Summit’s content is aligned with key clinical trial challenges and interests, relevant market developments, and practical and progressive ideas and strategies adopted by successful pioneers. 

The one-on-one business meetings provide access to leading clinical trial/drug development executives within pharmaceutical companies across the United States. A thorough selection process ensures a qualified audience, which grants unparalleled business and networking opportunities in a luxurious and stimulating environment.

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About the Event


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 in North America, discuss and debate strategies with the most knowledgeable industry 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 Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa Valley



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March 2-4, 2020

The Meritage Resort & Spa  

Napa Valley, CA | USA

Evolution Summit 2020

The primary objective of the 21st 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. The Summit's program topics have been pinpointed and validated by senior executives from the clinical trials community as the top critical issues they face. 

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
  • All About the Patient: Developing a patient-centric approach to drug development
  • The Evolving Role of Bio-markers: Turning bio-marker concepts into reality

Key Topics

An All-Inclusive Package

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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.

'I love marcus evans Evolution Summits for the simple reason that it leads to new business, more sooner than any other conferences I’ve been to.'
Vice President, Strategic Solutions, YPrime 

'An enjoyable mix of large and small group discussions together with one-on-one meetings that help facilitate useful interactions and networking.'
Chief Medical Officer, Plexxikon

See if your company 
is a fit!

Joseph Stauffer DO, MBA, FAPCR

Chief Medical Officer

Inheris Biopharma

Bruce Morimoto

VP, Drug Development


Dmitri Lissin

Chief Medical Officer

Scilex Pharmaceuticals

Craig Ostroff

VP, Head Cardiovascular, Metabolism and Retinal Gene Therapy, Global Regulatory Affairs

Johnson & Johnson

Cynthia Pan

Director, Program Operations, Global Clinical Operations

Regeneron Pharmaceutical

Sample of Our Speakers

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Pamela Tenaerts

Executive Director, Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative

Duke University

Emily Roberts-Thomson

Former Vice President, Clinical Operations

Acerta Pharma

Craig Tendler

Vice President Oncology Clinical Development & Global Medical Affairs


Michelle Shogren

Director of Innovation - Pharma R&D Clinical Operations

Bayer Pharmaceuticals

Chad Swanson

Executive Director, Neurology Business Group 

Eisai Inc

Media Partners

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.

To ensure the Summits delegation is of high relevancy for the attending solution providers, we methodically select and qualify potential participants. Each delegate completes an application, confirming their responsibility for the budget they control and providing details on their:

  • Scope of Responsibility
  • Sign-Off Authority
  • Company Revenue
  • Interest in purchasing products and services

Delegate job titles include:

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer and SVP, VP, Director and department heads of:

  • Clinical Operations
  • Clinical Development Operations
  • Development Operations
  • Clinical Innovation
  • Clinical R&D
  • Clinical Project Management
  • Clinical Affairs
  • Vendor Selection and Outsourcing

As a Delegate at the Evolution Summit, you will gain access to leading solution providers enabling you to achieve your strategic and tactical goals. These specialized one-on-one meetings provide a forum for dialogue and information-sharing on organisational concerns and offer valuable solutions. All delegates will receive a personalized itinerary based on their priority selections of conference sessions, business meetings and special networking events.

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