I speak on biotech trends at companies and universities. I give paid talks about the state of the industry. One conference keynote, in a room seating 600 people, was standing-room only.
I give inspiring talks about leadership and teamwork, based on my summit of Mt. Everest or my biography of genomics-age pioneer Leroy Hood. I moderate panel discussions at high-level gatherings.
E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your event.
Please include an overview of who and how many you expect to attend; the purpose of your event and what you hope attendees get out of it; your budget for speaking fees and travel expenses; and the challenges and opportunities your organization is facing.
Reaching the summit of Mt. Everest in 2018 — and raising $340,000 for cancer research in the process — taught me a lot.
Now I’m sharing the experience through corporate talks. Everest talks feature gorgeous photos from the world’s highest mountain, along with lessons on leadership and teamwork.
“We all really enjoyed the Everest presentation. Truly inspiring for our team.” — Ben Hindson, chief scientific officer, 10X Genomics
“Awesome, inspiring, fun, riveting talk! Feedback from colleagues has been outstanding.” — Andy Plump, chief medical and scientific officer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
“Fascinating presentation on Everest and the meaning of teamwork.” — Brenda Sousa, senior vice president of human resources, Constellation Pharmaceuticals
WATCH the Everest Trailer (3:44)
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.
Praise for My Talks:
“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
My name is Luke Timmerman. I’m a biotechnology journalist, author, and entrepreneur.