ince 1988, the Cell Culture Engineering conferences have been held bi-annually and have developed into the leading global venue for the academic, industrial and regulatory communities for intensive interactions and debates to create solutions for improving human health and life by enabling rapid development and high quality manufacturing of an ever increasing number of viral vaccines, cell and gene therapies, recombinant proteins and monoclonal antibodies. The 2020 conference, the 17th conference in this highly successful series, will be held at the beautiful mountain desert resort, J.W Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort and Spa, in Tucson Arizona. This Cell Culture Engineering XVII conference will bring together over 400 selected participants from top academic, industrial and governmental groups from all over the world. We will celebrate the tradition of high quality and relevant accomplishments and debate future solutions in the area of animal cell culture science and engineering. Consistent with this excellent tradition, the scientific program will consist of invited and solicited oral presentations, extensive poster sessions, and workshops. Future updates to this website will detail the scientific program topics and call for oral and poster presentation abstract submissions.