Uncover Radical, Future-Focused Approaches for Employee Engagement to
Attract & Retain Business-Critical Talent in a Turbulent Life Sciences Industry


The LEAP HR: Life Sciences East conference is back this July 18-20 in Boston!

Returning for its 8th year, this is your only opportunity to get in the room with 200+ senior HR leaders in the life sciences industry and hear about their pioneering solutions to those pressing challenges impacting the community.

This year’s three-day agenda will see biotech and pharma of all types and sizes meet to share 35+ case studies of the most novel, innovative solutions to their biggest industry challenges – giving you the opportunity to take away the inspiration and blueprint you need to level up your people strategy.

Why Attend this Year? 

“I have always found LEAP HR conferences to be very valuable and well worth my time. I am looking forward to this year's event which will reveal the crucial 'LEAPs' HR change-agents are taking to redefine post pandemic best practices and turbocharge the employee experience to meet the holistic and previously unmet needs of our in-demand life science workforce


Martin Rexroad, Chief Culture and Community Officer, PTC Therapeutics


Some of the Life Sciences HR Visionaries Set to Speak This Year

Sandra Humbles

Chief Learning Officer

Johnson & Johnson

Martin Rexroad

Chief Culture & Community Officer

PTC Therapeutics

Aimee Hoyt

Chief People Officer

Illumina Inc

Lauren Duprey

Chief Human Resources Officer


Angela Lane

Vice President - Global Talent


Kristen Richardson

Chief People Officer

Anji Pharma

Rona Anhalt

Chief People Officer


Sara Nochur

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Among the highlights this year:

Illumina (002)

Illumina’s Genomics Program offered to employees that has notably influenced employee health, and company engagement, commitment and intent to stay

Bristol Myers Squibb (002)

Discover how Bristol Myers Squibb navigated the largest M&A deal in the pharma industry, including strategy, lessons learned and best practices for successful large-scale integration


AbbVie’s intentional strategy which trains their employees to understand what they want from their careers, leading to lower levels of attrition


Takeda’s three-pronged approach to employee wellbeing which has led to a year on year decrease in attrition


The strategy Bayer has taken to create a culture of empowerment and positive work environment to drive engagement

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (002)

Discover how Vertex Pharmaceuticals developed a future-proof approach to DEI, woven into its business strategy from hiring to assessing and mentoring talent


Merck’s holistic DE&I strategy grounded in solid change management which has helped develop change mindsets and drive DEI across the company


Discover how Novartis successfully navigated the integration
of its pharmaceuticals and oncology business units, ensuring employment engagement and


“LEAP HR: Life Sciences is the premier destination to learn, network and expand one’s access to innovative ideas and insights about
the latest trends in HR across the life sciences sector. I have consistently been impressed by the caliber of presenters and participants and always leave having learned practical lessons that I can apply in my organization”

Mazher Ahmad, Former Chief Talent Officer, Regeneron

“Covid-19 will not go away, so it is more crucial than ever that we come together as HR professionals, to redesign the future of HR, reshape our organizations, and adapt our people to the ‘New Normal’”

Martin Lexa, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Mölnlycke Health Care

“The idea of plugging into a community of future-ready biopharma people leaders like that at LEAP HR: Life Sciences will leave us energized, inspired and ready for action as we prepare for the challenges ahead.”

Rona Anhalt, Chief People Officer, EQRx

“Attending LEAP HR: Life Sciences gives you access to powerful ideas delivered in compelling ways by a diverse and interesting group of senior biopharma HR leaders.”

Susie Robinson, Chief People Officer, Signant Health