I give inspiring talks about leadership and teamwork, based on my summit of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world. I also moderate and speak at events, such as South by Southwest, the Milken Global Conference, and the Breakthrough Prize Symposium.
E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your event.
Bring me to your conference, or private event, to hear about climbing to the top of the world. Enjoy stunning photos, and listen to lessons on leadership and teamwork that you can apply in your company. Read this free, shareable article for a sneak peek at some of the themes.
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E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss an Everest talk.
Interview with 23andMe co-founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki about disrupting healthcare at the Illumina Genomics Forum.
Moderated panel on cancer with Illumina CEO Francis de Souza, Kite Pharma CEO Christi Shaw, Prostate Cancer Foundation CEO Charles Ryan, and Lynn Goldman, Dean of the Milken School of Public Health, George Washington University.
Interviewed Bristol-Myers Squibb SVP Robert Plenge about COVID-19. (Starting Minute 55)
Moderated panel with top virologist, outbreak modeler, and public health official
Moderated panel with young scientific entrepreneurs
Panel with Michael Gilman, Troy Wilson, & Tillman Gerngross
Biotech: Bull Market or Bubble?
Hood book talks are fun, team-building employee benefits for biotech and tech companies. I give an engaging 40-minute talk plus 20-minute Q&A, then sign copies of Hood: Trailblazer of the Genomics Age. Companies generally buy 50-60 books as gifts to employees, in addition to paying my speaking fee and expenses. E-mail me about a Hood book talk + signing.
|Genentech||MIT||Charles River Labs Immuno-Oncology Conference (SF)|
|Illumina||Celgene||Caltech||Messenger RNA Therapeutics Conference (Boston)|
|BioMarin Pharmaceutical||Stanford||Fenwick & West reception at BIO|
|Xencor||Broad Institute||Biopharm America|
|Exact Sciences||Seattle Genetics||UCLA||Biotech Showcase|
|Nanostring Technologies||10X Genomics||UC Berkeley||BMC/Trout reception at JP Morgan Healthcare Conference|
|UC San Francisco||Convergence Forum|
Real Estate Equities
|UC San Diego||American Society of Human Genetics|
|TR anniversary parties at Alnylam and Adaptive||Neon Therapeutics|
…along with bookstores, book festivals, rotaries, and high-school science classes.
“Luke’s talk and book signing at Xencor was extremely popular with our team. It was a fun event that brought out everybody from our finance team to our gene jockeys, all of whom were riveted by Luke’s storytelling about Hood and the characters around him. The line for signing was out the conference room door.” — Bassil Dahiyat, CEO, Xencor
“Employees were still talking about it weeks later!” — Kelly Green, head of people operations, DNAnexus
Interviewed by Krishna Yeshwant, partner at GV