CIRM Roadshow

CIRM Roadshow - Find out how you can get fundingClick here to scroll down to the CIRM RoadShow videos

In December of 2015, the CIRM Board unanimously adopted a bold new strategic plan that seeks to make the most out of the Institute’s remaining time and resources.  CIRM 2.0, as we call it, is intended to more effectively drive our mission of accelerating stem cell treatments to patients with unmet medical needs.  But to be successful, we need you.

We have a little over 4 years left to make new awards under our current funding paradigm, and if we work diligently, we can accomplish a lot.  Imagine 50 new therapeutics candidates discovered under our early stage programs. Or reducing by half the time it takes to move the next great idea through translation into the clinic.  And of course, conducting these new clinical trials – all 50 of them!  CIRM 2.0 has programs that cover all of it - from the earliest stage seed funding through advanced clinical research.  And we want to make sure that you know how to get the most out of it.

As part of our CIRM Roadshow, we are holding a series of meetings throughout the state, in order to re-introduce you to CIRM and what this radical new stemcelerating machine can do.  Please join us for a more in-depth look at CIRM 2.0 this fall in one of three areas in California: San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco/Bay Area.

Over these next four years, we will make approximately $700 million in new awards to advance stem cell research and development.  It is both a tremendous opportunity and responsibility.  Come join us, and be part of the team that is making stem cell history.


Upcoming Roadshow Locations and Dates

2017 CIRM Roadshow dates are TBD.

CIRM Roadshow Presentation

If you couldn't make it to one of our events, you can view the CIRM Roadshow videos and download the presentation slides below.

Watch Videos

Download Presentation Slides

CIRM Roadshow Speakers

Speaker Topic
Randy Mills, CIRM President and CEO CIRM 2.0 Overview and Goals
Pat Olson, VP Translation and Discovery Funding Early Stage Work
Maria Millan, VP Therapeutics Funding Clinical Trials
Gil Sambrano, Director of Portfolio Development and Review Who is Eligible and How to Apply
James Harrison, CIRM General Counsel California vs Non-California Applicants, How Our Funding Works for You
Gabe Thompson, Director of Grants Management What Happens After You Are Approved for Funding
Neil Littman, Director of Business Development and Strategic Infrastructure How Our Translating & Accelerating Centers and the Alpha Stem Cell Clinic Network can Help You Succeed

Past Roadshow Locations and Dates

San Francisco/Bay Area

Date September 26th, 2016 (Monday)
Time 6:00-7:00 PM PT
Location California Life Sciences Association (CLSA)
250 E Grand Ave #26
South San Francisco, CA 94080
RSVP Eventbrite
Date September 28th, 2016 (Wednesday)
Time 2:00-3:00 PM PT
Location Stanford University
Lokey Stem Cell Research Building - Room G1002
265 Campus Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94303
RSVP Eventbrite
Date October 11th, 2016 (Tuesday)
Time 10:00-11:00 AM PT
Location Gladstone Institutes - Mahley Auditorium
1650 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA 94158
RSVP Eventbrite
Date November 16th, 2016 (Wednesday)
Time 10:00-11:00 AM PT
Location UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cancer Center Auditorium
4501 X Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
RSVP Eventbrite


Los Angeles

Date September 22nd, 2016 (Thursday)
Time 10:00-11:00 AM PT

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Biomedical Sciences Research Building
​Room 154
615 Charles E. Young Drive South
Los Angeles, CA 90095

RSVP Eventbrite
Date September 22nd, 2016 (Thursday)
Time 2:00-3:00 PM PT
Location University of Southern California (USC)
CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine, Keck School of Medicine
Broad Conference Room
1975 Zonal Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
RSVP Eventbrite
Date September 22nd, 2016 (Thursday)
Time 6:00-8:00 PM PT
Location Nixon Peabody
1 California Plaza
300 S Grand Ave #4100
Los Angeles, CA 90071
RSVP Biocom Event Page
Date October 5th, 2016 (Wednesday)
Time 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Location UC Irvine
Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, Gross Hall, Thorp Conference Center
845 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, CA 92697
RSVP Eventbrite

San Diego

Date September 21st, 2016 (Wednesday)
Time 3:30-4:30 PM PT
Location Marriott La Jolla
4240 La Jolla Village Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
RSVP Eventbrite
Date October 4th, 2016 (Tuesday)
Time 6:00-7:00 PM PT
Location The Alexandria - Chronicle Room
10996 Torreyana Rd
San Diego, CA 92121
RSVP Eventbrite