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 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, president of R&D, Takeda
  • 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
  • Luke Timmerman’s recount of his Mount Everest summit left our hCBio Team awe-inspired. His journey epitomized determination, grit, humility, and the power of preparation and teamwork, serving as a beacon of motivation for all of us.”  — Leslie Williams, CEO, hC Bioscience

Where I’ve Done Everest Talks

  • Fred Hutch
  • 10X Genomics
  • Third Rock Ventures
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
  • Adaptive Biotechnologies
  • Sofinnova Investments
  • Sanofi
  • PTC Therapeutics
  • Puretech Health BIG Summit
  • 5AM Ventures Retreat
  • USC Stevens Innovation Summit
  • Servier Pharmaceuticals @ ASCO
  • The Alexandria, Illumina Theatre
  • Neumora Therapeutics
  • Tenaya Therapeutics
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • hC Bioscience

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

Hood: Trailblazer of the Genomics Age


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

Companies Institutions Conferences
Genentech Google MIT Charles River Labs Immuno-Oncology Conference (SF)
Illumina Celgene Caltech Messenger RNA Therapeutics Conference (Boston)
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Stanford Fenwick & West reception at BIO
Boston BioHub
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
DNAnexus Neurocrine
UC San Francisco Convergence Forum
Synthego Alexandria
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

Google Talks – ‘Hood’ interview

Sept. 26, 2017
Cambridge, Mass.

Interviewed by Krishna Yeshwant, partner at GV