Welcome to LEAP HR: Life Sciences West | In Person Conference

LEAP HR: Life Sciences West is your best opportunity to hear how scaling life sciences organizations are implementing the experimental people strategies required to drive innovation and growth whilst operating in a tight talent market. 

Step inside 30+ case studies of the radical, future-focused HR thinking that will empower you to transform your impact and turbocharge scale and innovation in biotech, pharma and medical devices organizations. 

Gain access to the HR innovation that is truly making a difference to employees, patients and customers - and leave with a brand new playbook for the people function to thrive in the fast-paced operating environments of life sciences organizations on the West Coast and surrounding areas. 

Among the World-Class Speaker Faculty of Life Sciences HR Leaders:

Among the Highlights:


How Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals are reimagining how to effectively bridge multiple locations and match the speed of technological innovation with organizational innovation. 


How Atara Biotherapeutics is enriching its wellbeing program and providing robust mental health benefits far beyond the national average resulting in drastically reduced absenteeism. 


The 10x Genomic’s promise and how it has transformed performance management and provided new opportunities to its entire workforce within a fast-paced scaling environment.


How Silk Road Medical’s Cartwheel Culture has enabled it to retain a motivated team and driveinnovation in the face of ‘The Great Resignation’.

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The way BridgeBio is putting their patients and people first through a robustdiversity, equity and inclusion strategy.


HR innovators at Gilead Sciences are utilizing relationships with universities to build interest in biotech career opportunities and externally cultivate talent.


How Codex DNA has broken away from the standard employee survey and embraced companywide transparency to align individualand company values and drive people purpose.

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How Cue Health was able to grow tenfold in just one year and successfully scale to a global level almost overnight.

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4D Molecular Therapeutics’ multifaceted ‘HR Cares Model’ and how it has been developed alongside their guiding principles to drive innovation and growth without compromising on employee experience.


How Calico Labs, a company without equity, is reimagining what it can do to compete with high-growth biotech start-ups in the Bay Area. 

Hear what HR leaders have to say about attending:

Now that we’re all facing very similar issues as a result of COVID-19, including the impacts of remote work, inclusion, wellbeing and mental health of our workforces, it’s never been more important for life sciences HR leaders to get together at LEAP HR: Life Sciences West and learn from each otherSheela Krothapalli, Head of People Operations, Verily

“Informative and inspirational. I was interested in the combination of senior HR professionals with the industry focus. I brought back a number of ideas which I’ve implemented right away. – Nancy Fairchild, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Luminex 

“An engaging, interactive conference where ideas and leaps are shared and examined. A rare opportunity to learn new things, validate what we might already be doing, and consider improving what we have in place.”- Luan Wilfong, Vice President Human Resources, Revolution Medicines

“LEAP HR: Life Sciences offered an excellent venue to collaborate and brainstorm with senior level HR practitioners. 10 out of 10.” - Erin Krolikiewicz, Lead, Talent Discovery, Research and Early Development, Genentech 


The health, safety and well-being of our community remains our highest priority. Therefore, all attendees will be required to complete a health declaration prior to attending the event. As part of this, attendees must declare that they are either fully vaccinated and /or have completed a negative Lateral Flow Test or PCR Test within 48 hours the event*. For further information around Health and Safety onsite, please visit our FAQ here.

*Please note, this is subject to change at any time without prior notice.