Speaking

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 top events, including South by Southwest, the Milken Global Conference, and the Breakthrough Prize Symposium.

E-mail me at luke@timmermanreport.com to discuss your event.

Everest Talk

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.

E-mail me at luke@timmermanreport.com to discuss your event so I can tailor to your needs.

  • “Inspiring, fun, riveting talk!” — Andy Plump, chief medical and scientific officer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • Truly inspiring for our team.” — Ben Hindson, chief scientific officer, 10X Genomics
  • Luke Timmerman speaks about his momentous Everest climb with honesty, humor and humility. It inspires not only because it seems like a nearly impossible physical feat, but also because his motivation to do so was not his own ego or some social media notoriety but a desire to raise funds and awareness for patients battling cancer.” — Jonathan Silverstein, managing partner, OrbiMed Advisors
  • Fascinating presentation on the meaning of teamwork.” — Brenda Sousa, SVP of human resources, Constellation Pharmaceuticals
  • The engrossing Everest presentation and incredible slides captured the unbridled, rapt attention of all of us in the audience.” — Frederick Frank, founder, Evolution Life Science Partners
     

Where I’ve Done Everest Talks

  • Fred Hutch (Seattle)
  • 10X Genomics (Pleasanton, CA)
  • Third Rock Ventures (Cambridge, MA)
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA)
  • Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA)
  • Adaptive Biotechnologies (Seattle)
  • Sofinnova Ventures (Menlo Park, CA)
  • Sanofi North America (Bridgewater, NJ)
  • PTC Therapeutics (South Plainfield, NJ)
  • Puretech Health BIG Summit (Aruba)
  • 5AM Ventures Retreat (Park City, UT)
  • USC Stevens Innovation Summit (Los Angeles)
  • Servier Pharmaceuticals @ ASCO (Chicago)
  • The Alexandria, Illumina Theatre (San Diego)

E-mail me at luke@timmermanreport.com to discuss an Everest talk.

Conferences

Milken Global Conference

May 1, 2017
Los Angeles

Moderated panel with young scientific entrepreneurs

BioPharm America

Sept. 14, 2016
Boston

Panel with Michael Gilman, Troy Wilson, & Tillman Gerngross


Milken Global Conference

May 4, 2016
Los Angeles

Biotech: Bull Market or Bubble?


Partnering for Cures

Nov. 3, 2015
New York


Hood: Trailblazer of the Genomics Age

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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.

Where I’ve Done Book Talks & Signings

CompaniesInstitutionsConferences
GenentechGoogleMITCharles River Labs Immuno-Oncology Conference (SF)
IlluminaCelgeneCaltechMessenger RNA Therapeutics Conference (Boston)
Foundation
Medicine
BioMarin PharmaceuticalStanfordFenwick & West reception at BIO
AstraZeneca
Boston BioHub
XencorBroad InstituteBiopharm America
Exact SciencesSeattle GeneticsUCLABiotech Showcase
Nanostring Technologies10X GenomicsUC BerkeleyBMC/Trout reception at JP Morgan Healthcare Conference
DNAnexusNeurocrine
Biosciences
UC San FranciscoConvergence Forum
SynthegoAlexandria
Real Estate Equities
UC San DiegoAmerican Society of Human Genetics
TR anniversary parties at Alnylam and AdaptiveNeon Therapeutics  

…along with bookstores, book festivals, rotaries, and high-school science classes.

Testimonials:

“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

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“Employees were still talking about it weeks later!” — Kelly Green, head of people operations, DNAnexus

Google Talks – ‘Hood’ interview

Sept. 26, 2017
Cambridge, Mass.

Interviewed by Krishna Yeshwant, partner at GV

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