February 26-27, 2019 | San Diego, CA


About Event

“This conference has become “the” place for strategic HR leaders in Life Sciences.”

Mary Weger, EVP Human Resources, Medidata

Event Highlights

View the full event highlights from this year’s LEAP HR: Life Sciences West event

The West Coast edition of LEAP HR: Life Sciences connects you with the people leaders taking the most radical leaps to solve the challenges of building scalable cultures of innovation during rapid growth, and managing the people implications of a changing industry.

Join your peers and leave able to:

icon6 Utilize design thinking to transform the employee experience: Identify how Genomic Health is delivering a meaningful experience for new employees to achieve unheard-of levels of retention icon7 Rethink how you scale operations and evolve culture during rapid transition: Uncover the way Fluidigm has created a successful pathway to navigate crucial transitions
icon3 Manage the transition from scientific discovery to commercial delivery: Lift the lid on how Portola Pharmaceuticals is retooling its HR function to manage the implications of rapid growth icon8 Build an entrepreneurial culture of creativity: For the first time, see how Merck is using experimental people strategies to gain a transformative competitive edge
icon9 Transform your approach to leadership development: Find out how Genentech is successfully accelerating the development of the next generation of life sciences leaders icon4 Rewrite the rules of employee engagement: Discover how Five Prime Therapeutics created an innovative engagement roadmap that ensures employees “say”, “stay” and “strive”
icon2 Reinvent HR as an engine of innovation in your biopharma business: Learn first-hand about Verily’s game-changing approach to reimaging the role of the people function in the future icon10 Place your people function at the heart of business strategy: Find out how Grail is unleashing the full force of its human potential to deliver on its audacious mission
icon1 Transform your approach to compensation in a highly-competitive industry: Understand how Aimmune Therapeutics has turned total rewards into a true differentiator for talent icon5 Revolutionize performance management: Hear the ground-breaking approach GW Pharmaceuticals has taken to radically transform how it manages talent and compensation


How do LEAP HR events work?

At LEAP HR: Life Sciences we believe the traditional conference format is not fit for purpose, so we’ve ripped it up and started from scratch. When you look inside the following agenda, you will see three main types of session:


What the Industry says about LEAP HR: Life Sciences

 “LEAP HR: Life Sciences left me feeling challenged and inspired throughout. The speakers and attendees were all high-level strategic thinkers and there were plenty of structured and unstructured opportunities for networking. There was never a dull moment and the experience was both interesting and dynamic. 10 out of 10.”

Jennifer Troia, Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Organizational Development, Assembly Biosciences


For all of the event information, view the 2018 Interactive Event Guide

The West Coast edition of LEAP HR: Life Sciences is part of the LEAP HR series: www.leap-hr.com