July 25-26, 2017

Boston, MA


LEAP stands for Leadership, Engagement, Analytics, and Process – four key pillars of any HR transformation agenda.

However, for us and for the members of the industry-specific HR leadership communities we create, LEAP stands for much more.

It represents the bold, risky leaps forward which we all know we need to take to truly change our companies from the inside.

This event has been designed to showcase some of the most significant leaps made – or being planned – by HR leaders in Life Sciences today.

These may be strategic leaps, tactical leaps, commercial leaps, cultural leaps, collaborative leaps and technological leaps.

What matters is that they actively challenge traditional thinking around the role of HR in the business, and they are actively positioning HR at the very heart of corporate performance.

That’s why we do what we do, and it’s why we hope you’ll get value out of taking part in this event.

The LEAP Difference

LEAP HR: Life Sciences is a high energy, high impact forum where ambitious HR leaders surround themselves with those doing the most to achieve people and culture change at the heart of LS. We bring ideas to life through:

  • Discover – bold HR leaders tell the story behind their leaps
  • Debate – you quiz the speakers on the secrets of their success
  • Action – identify the takeaways you can immediately apply
  • Speed Networking – build a tailor-made personal network
  • Speed Learning – get quick-fire inspiration for your own leaps
  • Pecha Kucha – a radical way to inspire and engage

But don’t just listen to us, here’s what attendees to previous LEAP events have to say:

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“10 out of 10. The best investment in time I have made in the last two years. We have accelerated the thinking and development of our work by several months and the value is in the tens of thousands. I can’t recommend this enough”

Robin Lilley, Head of Global Capability, Leadership Development and Learning, LEAP HR Forum Attendee


“If you attend only one HR conference all year, make it this one. Where others might spend time thinking about how they can make more money, this team spends time thinking about how they can add more value to you”

Don Shoultz, Global Head of L&D, LEAP HR Forum Attendee


“10 out of 10. One of the best events I have ever attended”

Mike Najar, General Manager Human Resources, LEAP HR Forum Attendee


“This was undoubtedly one of the best conferences I’ve ever attended. Thoughtfully constructed, seamlessly executed and brilliantly innovative in both design and delivery. 10 out of 10”

Mohit Misra, VP & Global Head HR, LEAP HR Forum Attendee


“I felt challenged and inspired throughout. The speakers and attendees were all high-level strategic thinkers and there were plenty of structured and unstructured opportunities for networking. There was never a dull moment and the experience was both interesting and dynamic. 10 out of 10”

Jennifer Troia, Executive Director, Human Resources, LEAP HR Forum Attendee


“The content drove me to think about HR in new ways. It was great to learn and share with large and small companies alike, and take time to focus on innovating our HR strategy. The ideas and the network here will provide me a springboard to get results more rapidly”

Mary Wadlinger, SVP, HR, LEAP HR Forum Attendee


“Probably the best conference I have ever attended. The interactive and engaging format led to a great amount of networking and engagement. 10 out of 10”

Chris Morris, Vice President Human Resources, LEAP HR Forum Attendee


“One of the most relevant senior leader meetings I have attended in the past 5 years”

Keith Allen, CHRO, LEAP HR Forum Attendee


“A great conference with many insightful speakers and participants. The content was spot on and the caliber of the participants was outstanding. 10 out of 10”

Ronald McKinley, CHRO, LEAP HR Forum Attendee


“A fast-paced powerhouse of usable ideas and information that can be immediately acted upon. 10 out of 10”

Deborah Schramko, Chief Medical Staff Development Officer, LEAP HR Forum Attendee


“The size was perfect, the tone phenomenal, and all the presenters worth seeing. Enlightening and refreshing. 10 out of 10”

Aletha Ross, Vice President Human Resources, LEAP HR Forum Attendee


“What a great meeting of minds. This was the most inclusive human capital meeting I’ve ever attended. Full of value, not just to me, but to the entire industry. 10 out of 10.”

Tracy Gray, Global Workforce Planning & Sourcing Leader, LEAP HR Forum Attendee


“10+ out of 10. An inspiring, worthwhile and engaging event – the benchmark against which all other conferences can be measured. A truly outstanding learning and networking experience”

Meta Rousseau, Director Training & Leadership Development, LEAP HR Forum Attendee


“10+ out of 10. Simply the best event for Human Capital leaders in the industry. I highly recommend it”

Fred Stawitz, Principal Technical Training, LEAP HR Forum Attendee