How Dynamic Life Sciences Organizations are Transforming Employee Engagement & Leveraging Agile Talent Management Strategies to Attract and Retain Key Talent

Welcome to LEAP HR Life Sciences West Conference

The only event dedicated to tackling the strategic HR and TA challenges and opportunities facing life sciences organizations on the West Coast and surrounding states.

Join us this May at the LEAP HR Life Sciences West Conference for 3 full days of case studies, networking, panel discussion, speed learning, and more to discover the brand new, agile employee engagement and development strategies required to enhance retention in dynamic life sciences organizations on the West Coast and surrounding states in 2024.

Join the 150+ life sciences HR change makers that attend this event each year and uncover how to streamline your organization to attract and retain business-critical life sciences talent to secure the future of your biopharma business in a way that is cost-effective, efficient, and future-proof to cement HR’s role as a value adding business partner.

Dive deeper into 26+ case studies of how life sciences companies are curating a scalable and engaging culture of innovation and employing top-notch change management capabilities to ensure their agile strategies can be adapted as their organization scales.


World Class Speaker Faculty

Barbara Howes


Eikon Therapeutics

Derrick Richardson

Senior Vice President - People & Culture

Alumis Inc.

Dolores Smith

Vice President Human Resources, Pharm Development & Manufacturing

Gilead Sciences

Jeff Coon


Dynavax Technologies

Lisa Paul

Chief People Officer


Savita Pillai

Vice President - People


Will Murphey

Head of Talent, R&D

Amgen Inc.

YulyMae DiNapoli

VP, Human Resources

Cytokinetics Inc

Your 2024 Program Highlights Include:

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Insights on BioMarin’s innovative new work aligning people goals, critical skills, competencies for success and culture to link all this together in one cohesive piece of work


How Amgen is leveraging AI to increase efficiency, particularly in performance management


How 23andMe has leveraged a new career framework program, competitive compensation model, and other creative ways to retain business-critical employees

Dynavax Technologies

The transformative story from Dynavax Technologies who have made the leap to remain a fully virtual organization since the pandemic and for the past three years have kept employees engaged and had record low attrition rates


Uncover Cytokinetics outstanding 4 years’ worth of progress in enhancing DIR and hear best practices and lessons learn on how to build and utilize employee driven committee groups to achieve this


Uncovering the next steps after launching a product – hear an update on Dermavant’s journey as a commercial organization and how they have managed to stay one of Fortune’s Best Small Employers on every step of their journey (i.e. a year later)


How Arcellx is successfully navigating a turbulent talent market and acquiring the right talent and in demand skills in smaller biotech organizations


How Gilead have moved from the ‘what and why’ to the ‘how’ and launched two leadership programs for both executives and middle managers to drive productivity at all levels

Companies Who Attend

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